Conferences & Calls for Papers

Upcoming Conferences

Persist 2020: Women’s Political Engagement Conference
OCT. 23–24, 2020
The UC Riverside Women’s Resource Center and the Conference Committee welcome you to the fourth annual Persist: Women’s Political Engagement Conference at UCR.

Tuesday, October 27 and Wednesday, October 28, 2020. In commemoration of the centennial of the 19th Amendment, this conference will explore the history of the suffrage movement and how efforts to broaden voting rights have evolved over time. These sessions can help expand students’ understanding of how to effect change in a representative democracy and the importance of voting and civic participation. Archivist of the United States David Ferriero and Deputy Archivist of the United States Debra Steidel Wall will introduce sessions that will explore the origins and development of suffrage efforts as well as contemporary voting rights issues. Sessions will include:

Care Ethics Research Consortium Conference 2020
October 29-31, 2020
Decentering ethics: Challenging privileges, building solidarities
University of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

#Feminism: Gender & the 2020 Election
The Seventh Annual Women’s History Month Symposium
Friday, October 30, 2020; 10:00 am – 4:15 pm EST
Online – register for link
Presented by the Northeastern Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program
Sponsored by the Northeastern Humanities Center
Free Registration required to receive link to online event page. Early registrants will receive a free digital copy of Zerlina Maxwell’s new book The End of White Politics.

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

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

Feminist Press

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.

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.

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

Women and Gender Leadership Fund. The Fund invites students to propose independent projects focused on building awareness and empowering women and people of diverse gender identities.
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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.