Conferences & Calls for Papers

Upcoming Conferences

Feminism, Social Justice, and AI
July 26-28, 2021
This remote workshop and special journal issue invites philosophers to consider the connection between feminism, broadly construed, and AI.

2021 Virtual NWSA Annual Conference: We Are Family: Feminist Community Formations Across Borders and Experience
When: September 17-November 20, 2021
Where: Virtual Conference
Contact: NWSA Office; nwsaoffice@nwsa.org; Presenters/Moderators: All presenters and moderators are required to fill out this form to indicate the status of your conference participation. Please note that all presenters, including moderators must: (1) have current 2021 NWSA individual membership and (2) register for the conference by July 1, 2021. Please be sure to first join NWSA or renew your membership before registering for the conference to prevent overpayment.

 


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


The ADVANCE Journal has recently published a special issue devoted to brief essays that address the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on faculty women across race/ethnicity, sexuality, gender identity, national origin, ability, age, and other forms of social difference from both personal and research perspectives (https://www.advancejournal.org/section/2102-volume-2-issue-2).
We invite submissions for a second issue that address the ongoing challenges of the pandemic. We invite personal narratives, opinion pieces, and research essays. We’re interested in how the pandemic is affecting faculty women, especially women in STEM fields, in terms of research productivity, mentoring, promotion and tenure, running labs, writing and publishing, teaching, service, family life, stress, isolation, and so on. We want to hear about successful strategies, areas for improvement, institutional failings and successes, and possibilities for the future. We are especially interested in learning about institutional strategies and results for addressing issues raised by the pandemic—tenure clocks, teaching loads and locations, teaching evaluations, grant-writing and implementation, lab operations, graduate student research supervision, publication expectations, childcare, family leave, and the like.

Essays should be 800-1500 words. To submit: https://www.advancejournal.org/for-authors.
For questions, email co-editors Susan Shaw at sshaw@oregonstate.edu or Janet Lee at jlee@oregonstate.edu or Managing Editor Kali Furman at kali.furman@oregonstate.edu.
The  ADVANCE Journal is a peer-reviewed online, open access journal about institutional transformation. The journal arose as part of Oregon State University’s NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation grant. Our mission is to provide a forum in which to publish peer-reviewed scholarship related to institutional transformation concerning inclusion, equity, and justice in higher education. The journal website is https://www.advancejournal.org/.


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.
FMI: https://www.press.uillinois.edu/journals/wgfc/wgfcsubmissions.html


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


2021 Feminist Formations and NWSA Paper Award 
The Feminist Formations – NWSA Scholarly and Creative Work Competition is now open.
The Feminist Formations – National Women’s Studies Association annual competition will select one winner whose work will be published in Feminist Formations and who will also receive a cash award of $500. The competition is open to scholars at all ranks, including independent scholars and artists. Multiple modes of knowledge production will be considered, including but not limited to traditional scholarly articles, essays, poetry, and visual imagery. We are particularly interested in work that contributes to Black, Indigenous, and women of color feminisms; trans feminist studies; critical disability studies; and transnational feminisms. We also seek work that contributes to the journal’s mission to support “robust interdisciplinary, intersectional, and transnational feminist scholarship that can inspire incisive and politically meaningful analyses and action.”

Submissions are due by June 15 at https://feministformations.submittable.com/submit/6d173a09-87a5-42dd-85eb-6be5ff885efb/2021-feminist-formations-and-nwsa-paper-award. Applicants must be current NWSA members.


Feminist Philosophy Quarterly (FPQ) is an online, open access, peer-reviewed journal dedicated to promoting feminist philosophical scholarship; papers are published and available at no cost to both authors and readers and authors retain the copyright to their work. We always 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.

Questions should be directed to the editors at feministphilosophyquarterly@gmail.com.

Feminist Philosophy Quarterly (FPQ) is published quarterly with grant support from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.


New Journal: Feminist Pedagogy
We are excited to announce the creation of Feminist Pedagogy, a peer-reviewed interdisciplinary journal dedicated to publishing original scholarship on higher education feminist teaching strategies.

Feminist Pedagogy welcomes original approaches to the classroom that place questions of power, inequality, and justice at the center of teaching and that transcend disciplinary boundaries. Submissions, including teaching activities, critical commentaries, as well as book and media reviews, will feature various disciplines, methodological approaches, and theoretical standpoints.

Website: https://digitalcommons.calpoly.edu/feministpedagogy/
Email: feministpedagogyjournal@gmail.com
Twitter: @FeministsTeach
Instagram: feministpedagogy
Facebook: Feminist Pedagogy Journal (https://www.facebook.com/FeministPedagogyJournal)


Feminist Press
FMI: https://www.feministpress.org/current-call-for-papers/


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: https://us.sagepub.com/en-us/nam/gender-society/journal200793#submission-guidelines


Gendered Perspectives on International Development (GPID) series is a peer-reviewed journal publication of scholarly work on the effects of international development policy and globalization on gender roles, gender relations, and sexuality. GPID Papers are article-length manuscripts (9,000-word max) by scholars from a broad range of disciplines, disseminating materials at a late stage of formulation that contribute new understandings of gendered roles and relations amidst economic, social, and political change. Individual papers in the series address a range of topics, such as gender, violence, and human rights; gender and agriculture; reproductive health and healthcare; gender and social movements; masculinities and development; and the gendered division of labor.


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.
FMI: https://digitalcommons.uri.edu/jfs/callforpapers.html


Literary Mama features writing by both established and emerging writers about the complexities of motherhood. We believe in a wide-ranging understanding of motherhood as experienced through multiple lenses and bodies. We seek top-notch fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction from self-identified mothers. We also publish book reviews, profiles of mother writers and artists, guest blog posts, and original photography to complement our content.

We are especially looking to hear from traditionally underrepresented writers such as those who identify as BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and from other diverse backgrounds.
FMI: https://literarymama.com/submissions


The prize includes $1,000 and recognition for groundbreaking monographs in women’s studies that makes significant multicultural feminist contributions to women of color/transnational scholarship. The prize honors Gloria Anzaldúa, a valued and long-active member of the National Women’s Studies Association.

Basic Guidelines

  • Must be a current individual NWSA member (including co-authors)
  • Books considered must have a first date of US publication between May 1, 2020 and April 30, 2021
  • Must complete the online application
  • Must provide access to five electronic copies of the book for the review process
  • The committee seeks groundbreaking monographs in women’s studies that make a significant multicultural feminist contributions to women of color/transnational scholarship
  • Anthologies will not be considered
    Copies of Electronic Books must be received by June 15th.

Signs publishes pathbreaking articles, review essays, comparative perspectives, and retrospectives of interdisciplinary interest addressing gender, race, culture, class, nation, and sexuality. Whether critical, theoretical, or empirical, articles published in Signs generate theories, concepts, analytical categories, and methodological innovations that enable new ways of thinking, new ways of seeing, and new ways of living.

Signs is currently seeking submissions for a special issue titled Complexities of Care and Caring, coedited by Linda Blum, Martha Albertson Fineman, and Amber Jamilla Musser. The deadline for submissions is December 15, 2021. See the full call here.

Signs always accepts submissions for regular issues.


“Intersex/Trans Studies”
TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly, Volume 9, Issue 2
Trans and intersex studies have materialized in parallel yet different genealogies. This special issue seeks scholarship that addresses their affinities, convergences, rifts, and contradictions. As scholars working in both intersex and trans studies, we are collectively invested in engagements with and refusals of pathologization and possibilities for coalitional, intersectional, and transnational work. We recognize that trans studies has been more readily accepted in the academy than intersex studies and want to examine sacrifices and gains that have characterized both the institutionalization of trans studies and the lack of institutional attention to intersex studies.  We seek contributions engaging these issues and areas of inquiry that might include the following:

  • Treatments for trans patients were developed from medical experimentation on intersex infants (Gill-Peterson 2018), while intersex and trans medicalization cannot be considered apart from what Saidyia Hartman (1997) calls the afterlives of slavery and the continuing influence of the scientific racisms on contemporary thought and practice.  What, then, are the hidden histories and linkages among intersex and trans medicalization, eugenics, antiblackness, settler colonialism, reproductive control, and biocapitalism?
  • How can we think critically about tensions and antagonisms that may exist among various intersex and trans communities? How might intersex and trans studies reconfigure resistance to binary logics of sex and gender in ways that move beyond human rights rhetoric and resonate with critiques of neoliberalism? How have trans and intersex genealogies, and emerging canons, reflected and/or challenged generalizations grounded in whiteness and in the Global North?
  • What forms do intersex and trans joy take? Is gender euphoria a useful mode of resistance and method for survival? How might religion, spirituality, and/or embodied practices broadly conceived offer tools for imagining new socialities? What intersex and trans forms of affect, agency, insurgency, and resistance can be used for scholarship, pedagogy, and activism?

We welcome submissions from 1000 to 5000 words in length that engage a wide range of methods, disciplines, lineages, and practices. The deadline for submissions is April 29, 2021. For more information, visit https://lgbt.arizona.edu/transgender-studies-quarterly#collapse-72

TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly offers a high-profile venue for innovative research and scholarship that contest the objectification, pathologization, and exoticization of transgender lives. It publishes interdisciplinary work that explores the diversity of gender, sex, sexuality, embodiment, and identity in ways that have not been adequately addressed by feminist and queer scholarship. Its mission is to foster a vigorous conversation among scholars, artists, activists, and others that examines how “transgender” comes into play as a category, a process, a social assemblage, an increasingly intelligible gender identity, an identifiable threat to gender normativity, and a rubric for understanding the variability and contingency of gender across time, space, and cultures. Major topics addressed in the first few issues include the cultural production of trans communities, critical analysis of transgender population studies, transgender biopolitics, radical critiques of political economy, and problems of translating gender concepts and practices across linguistic communities.
For a full catalog of past issues see: https://www.dukeupress.edu/tsq-transgender-studies-quarterly. You may address any technical or formatting queries to tsqjournal@gmail.com(link sends e-mail).
Editors: Susan Stryker, Francisco J. Galarte, Grace Lavery, Jules Gill-Peterson, and Abraham B. Weil


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.
FMI: https://wjudaism.library.utoronto.ca/index.php/wjudaism/about/submissions

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: https://wjudaism.library.utoronto.ca/index.php/wjudaism/index
FMI:  Queries, along with a short bio and a writing sample, should be made by e-mail to: dina.eylon@alum.utoronto.ca