Conferences & Calls for Papers

Upcoming Conferences

September 8 – 9, 2017
Black Women and Girls Research Collaborative Annual Symposium
’64 Hall Slavin Center, Providence College, Providence, RI
Registration begins June 15, 2017

November 16 – 19, 2017
NWSA Annual Conference: 40 YEARS AFTER COMBAHEE: Feminist Scholars and Activists Engage the Movement for Black Lives

Baltimore, Maryland
Read the complete CFP here

November 17 – 18, 2017
United Collegiate Women’s Leadership Conference
Loyola Marymont University, Los Angeles, California

February 2 -3, 2018
National Student Leadership Diversity Convention
Salt Lake City, Utah

March 1 – 2, 2018
THINKING GENDER, PRE-EXISTING CONDITIONS  28th Annual Thinking Gender Graduate Student Research Conference
UCLA, Los Angeles, California
CFP deadline: November 1, 2017
Submit online:

March 7 – 9, 2018
37th Annual Gender Studies Symposium
Lewis & Clark College
CFP deadline: November 3, 2017
Submit online:

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
Accepting seminar proposals until September 15, 2017.
FMI: Contact Jennifer Tuttle  ( or Jean Pfaelzer (

March 28 – 31, 2018
2018 Popular Culture and American Culture Association National Conference
Indianapolis, Indiana
Proposals and abstracts due by October 1, 2017.
FMI: Holly M. Kent, Ph.D., Associate Professor of History, University of Illinois, Springfield,<

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.

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.

The Popular Culture Association and American Culture Association invites submissions for individual papers, and for complete panels, for its Women’s Studies area.  Submissions will be due by October 1, 2017. We welcome papers and panels on any facet of popular culture relating to the study of women and gender, including, not by no means limited to:

  • Women’s participation in, and creation of, literary works and print culture
  • Women’s involvement as consumers and producers of film and television culture, and representations of women within television and film
  • Women as the subjects of, audiences for, and responders to advertising
  • Women’s engagement with popular music, as artists, consumers, and fans
  • Women’s engagement with social media and their work as bloggers and cultural critics

Please send all inquires to: Holly M. Kent, Ph.D., Associate Professor of History, University of Illinois, Springfield,<

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.