Undergraduate Journal

Hardwire: The Undergraduate Journal of Sexual Diversity Studies is a medium for undergraduate students at the University of Toronto to publish and showcase their writing. Hardwire grew out of The Sexual Diversity Studies Undergraduate Journal, which was founded in 2006 to showcase scholarly work by undergraduates in the field of sexual diversity. After a few years’ hiatus, the journal returned with its second issue in 2019.

Hardwire is an interdisciplinary journal centered around the critical analysis of human sexuality. We centre queer, intersectional, critical race, decolonial, and feminist analyses, and seek to dismantle heteropatriarchy, white supremacy, colonization, and other systems of oppression through our work.

We strive to create an alternate academic space which highlights the voices of queer + BIPOC students and interjects vital perspectives into academia. We also challenge the confines of what is viewed as academic by publishing a range of mediums within our academic journal, including creative pieces. Work from students of all programs and disciplines is welcome, as Hardwire wishes to expand and challenge how we view sexuality and the many ways in which it is at play within our lives.


Hardwire is currently accepting applications for its 2020 Editorial Board. We are looking for students to fill the following positions:

EditorsAs an editor you will work collaboratively with the rest of the Hardwire Editorial Board to select pieces and ready them for publication.

Design AssistantAs Design Assistant you will work closely with our Design Director to create the layout and formatting of our journal and other promotional Hardwire materials.

Administrative Assistant As Administrative Assistant you will work closely with our Administrative Director to manage Hardwire’s social media, conduct outreach to other organizations, and organize Hardwire events.


To apply to join the Hardwire Editorial Board, fill out the form here.

Applicants will be notified in early October if they have been selected to be part of the Hardwire Editorial Board. Applications are due at 11:59pm on September 30th, 2019.

For more information about Hardwire or to ask any questions, email us at hardwirejournal@gmail.com