Conferences & Calls for Papers

Upcoming Conferences

March 22 – 24, 2018
CNU, “Women, Social Change and Activism: Then and Now”

Global Status of Women & Girls
Christopher Newport University, College of Arts and Humanities, Newport News, Virginia

March 22 – 25, 2018
C19: The Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists – “CLIMATE” – Fifth Biennial Conference
University of New Mexico
FMI: Contact Jennifer Tuttle  ( or Jean Pfaelzer (

March 28 – 31, 2018
2018 Popular Culture and American Culture Association National Conference
Indianapolis, Indiana
FMI: Holly M. Kent, Ph.D., Associate Professor of History, University of Illinois, Springfield,

May 11 – 12, 2018
Toward Decolonial Feminisms: A Conference Inspired by the Work of María Lugones 
Nittany Lion Inn, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
We welcome diverse disciplinary and interdisciplinary engagements with the work of María Lugones and are particularly interested in catalyzing dialogues between work in feminist theory and in decolonial theory. Submit proposals at:

November 8-11, 2018
Just Imagine. Imagining Justice: Feminist Visions of Freedom, Dream Making, and the Radical Politics of Futurism
Hilton Atlanta, Atlanta, Georgia
The National Women’s Studies Association’s annual conference will cover themes such as Afro-futurism, the rethinking of gender, sexuality, family, disability, and the future of universities, schools, and knowledge production, among many others.
For more information visit:


Calls for Papers: 
Journals, Books, Magazines and Miscellaneous Publications


Black Women, Gender and Families (BWGF) welcomes research and theoretical submissions in history, sociology, anthropology, psychology, education, economics, political science, and English that are framed by Black Women’s Studies perspectives and a policy or social analysis.  Interdisciplinary, comparative, and transnational studies of the African Diaspora and other women, families, and communities of color are also encouraged.

Call for Manuscript Proposals:
Cross-Cultural Studies in Gender-Based Violence (Lexington Books), Jennifer R. Wies and Hillary Haldane (Series Editors)
Around the world, people are directly and indirectly affected by gender-based violence on a daily basis. With a commitment to methodological rigor, the Cross-Cultural Studies in Gender-Based Violence series draws from a range of cross-cultural contexts, with a global representation of different experiences, diverse responses, and innovative solutions.  Attending to structures at the macro-level, within and between organizations, and local level individual experiences, the Cross-Cultural Studies in Gender-Based Violence series emphasizes the role of applied and engaged social science research for addressing human suffering. The series will include monographs and edited collections that integrate social sciences frameworks and mixed methods to influence, shape, and change gender-based violence intervention systems and policy domains.
We are currently seeking proposals from a range of disciplines, geographical locations, and theoretical perspectives in order to bring applied insights to bear on the seemingly intractable problem of violence.  We invite you to contact us for more information about the series or to express interest in preparing a proposal.

Demeter Press CFPs:  Click here to view all Demeter Press CFPs

Feminist Philosophy Quarterly (FPQ) is an online, open access, peer-reviewed journal dedicated to promoting feminist philosophical scholarship. We welcome submissions from all areas and traditions of feminist philosophy, and our goal is to be a platform for philosophical research that engages the problems of our time in the broader world.

As an open-access journal, our goal is to make feminist philosophical scholarship of the highest quality widely available, and so we are free to authors and to readers. We also aim to improve the presence and impact of women and feminist philosophers. We take considerations of implicit bias seriously, and employ the best practices of the profession, including triple-anonymous review. We believe that all areas of feminist philosophical practice can contribute to social change, assisting those who strive for greater justice and equity and work against oppression in all forms. We endeavour to ally ourselves with others who are making such contributions.

Co-Editors and Founders: Samantha Brennan, Carla Fehr, Alice MacLachlan, Kathryn J. Norlock
FMI: or contact

Gender & Society (GENDSOC)
Gender & Society is a peer-reviewed journal, focused on the study of gender. It is the official journal of Sociologists for Women in Society, and was founded in 1987 as an outlet for feminist social science. Currently, it is a top-ranked journal in both sociology and women’s studies. Articles appearing in Gender & Society analyze gender and gendered processes in interactions, organizations, societies, and global and transnational spaces. The journal primarily publishes empirical articles, which are both theoretically engaged and methodologically rigorous, including qualitative, quantitative, and comparative-historical methodologies. Gender & Society also publishes reviews of books from a diverse array of social science disciplines. FMI:

Gendered Perspectives on International Development (GPID) Publication Series publishes scholarly work on global social, political, and economic change and its gendered effects in the Global South.  GPID cross-cuts disciplines, bringing together research, critical analyses, and proposals for change.

Hypatia Special Issue: Indigenizing and Decolonizing Feminist Philosophy
Volume 35, Issue 1, Winter 2020
Guest Editors: Celia Bardwell-Jones and Margaret A. McLaren
Submission Deadline: August 1, 2018
All submissions will be subject to external review. For details please see Hypatia’submission guidelines. Please submit your paper to: When you submit, make sure to select “Indigenizing and Decolonizing Feminist Philosophy” as your manuscript type, and also send an email to the guest editors indicating the title of the paper you have submitted: Celia Bardwell-Jones: and Margaret A. McLaren:

Hypatia Special Issue: Toward Decolonial Feminisms: Tracing the Lineages of Decolonial Thinking through Latin American/Latinx Feminist Philosophy
Volume 35, Issue 3, Summer 2020
Guest Editors: Nancy Tuana and Emma Velez
Submission deadline: December 1, 2018 All submissions will be subject to external review. For details please see Hypatia’s submission guidelines.
Please submit your paper to: When you submit, make sure to select “Toward Decolonial Feminisms” as your manuscript type and also send an email to the guest editor(s) indicating the title of the paper you have submitted: Nancy Tuana, and Emma Velez,
The Penn State Rock Ethics Institute is sponsoring a conference on the theme “Toward Decolonial Feminisms: A Conference Inspired by the Work of María Lugones,” May 11-12, 2018. For more information on the conference, please visit:

Journal of Feminist Scholarship – Call for submissions for a new online, peer-reviewed journal. The Journal of Feminist Scholarship is a new twice-yearly, peer-reviewed, open-access journal published online and aimed at promoting feminist scholarship across the disciplines, as well as expanding the reach and definitions of feminist research.

Literary Mama, a new online, literary journal that will feature writings by mothers about the complexities, and many faces of motherhood. Examples of work being sought are fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, literary criticism, book reviews, and profiles about mother writers.

​Minds of our Own: An Anniversary Celebration
2018 will be the 25th anniversary of the publication of Louise Antony and Charlotte Witt’s groundbreaking collection of analytic feminism, A Mind of One’s Own: Feminist Essays on Reason and Objectivity. This volume came out at a time when analytic feminism was in its infancy (and indeed many contended that such a thing was impossible).
The collection brought together both people who had already begun to work in analytic feminism, and also philosophers from other areas who made their first venture into feminist philosophy for the volume, . Its impact was enormous, demonstrating beyond a doubt the richness, variety and worth of analytic feminism, including groundbreaking work on the history of philosophy. The second edition expanded the first substantially, building on it with a vital diversification of both topics and authors.
To commemorate the 25th anniversary, there will be a conference at MIT, 9-11 November 2018, organized by Sally Haslanger and Jennifer Saul with the help of Louise and Charlotte. We aim to include a broad range of work that reflects the many exciting ways that feminist philosophy is evolving and expanding and to encourage connections and new directions for further research.
We invite submission of papers on any topic in feminist philosophy with a special interest in papers touching on reason and objectivity. Submission deadline: April 1, 2018. Please send anonymized papers (please also remove acknowledgements) with a cover sheet providing identifying information to:
Papers should be suitable for presentation in 30 minutes.There will be a few travel grants available. We will be doing everything in our power to make the conference fully accessible to all who are interested in coming.
​Questions? Use our “contact” page, or email: with the subject heading “QUESTION”.

Wheelock International Journal of Children, Families, and Social Change – CFP:  inaugural on-line journal issue.

Women in Judaism: A Multidisciplinary Journal is published exclusively on the Internet as a forum for scholarly debate on gender-related issues in Judaism. It is particularly intended to promote critical analysis of gender inequalities within Jewish religion, culture, and society, both ancient and modern. The journal does not promote a fixed ideology, and welcomes a variety of approaches. The material may be cross-methodological or interdisciplinary.

Women in Judaism: A Multidisciplinary Journal is also seeking book reviewers.
To access the list of the review copies, click on the Books Received button on the homepage of the journal. The list can also be obtained by emailing the editor-in-chief. All reviews are 500-1000 words and due 30 days from receipt of the book. They may be formal or informal, as long as they are fair and engaging. Presently, our fiction list is in urgent need of reviews. (Some of the books are somewhat dated, but still available in print.)
The Journal’s Website:
FMI:  Queries, along with a short bio and a writing sample, should be made by e-mail to: 

Contributors sought to author country entries for Women’s Lives Around the World, a four volume encyclopedia. Using publisher supplied guidelines, the country by country overview will discuss social, political, economic, and religious situations of women throughout the world. Aimed at undergraduate and high school levels, entries will also explore the women’s diverse, intersectional lives, including differences of race/ethnicity, sexual identity, social class, religion, and ability.

Call for Papers: “Futures of Feminist Science Studies”
Women’s Studies: an interdisciplinary journal invites submissions that work at the intersections of science studies, feminism, and cultural studies. We are especially interested in work that explores the possibilities that emerge from feminist science studies, both as a critique science’s “culture of no culture” and as a pedagogical intervention relevant to the training of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies students. Submissions for this issue should fall into one of two broad categories: “Gender, Science, and the Practice of Culture” and “Feminist Science Studies in the University Classroom.”
General topics of interest for the first category include: DIY and citizen science; toxicity and feminized labor; fat studies and the medical gaze; globalization and/or indigenous science; feminism and evolutionary psychology; reproductive justice; queer ecology; ecofeminism and the Anthropocene; WISE; Girls Who Code; and feminism and science writing.
Editorial review will prioritize submissions that analyze the production and application of scientific knowledge at the intersections of gender, race, class, ability, and difference. We are also interested in pedagogy and praxis pieces that attend to the goals, opportunities, and challenges of integrating feminist science studies into the gender and sexuality studies classroom—especially as they relate to student engagement with environmental justice, citizen science, and the medicalization of difference.
Interested parties should submit a 400-600-word proposal and C.V. To by March 20th, 2018. Proposals should outline the article’s projected page length and framework of inquiry, as well as any novel archives, methods or analytical approaches. Notifications will be distributed by April 15 with articles due for review by June 30.