Conferences & Calls for Papers

Upcoming Conferences

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

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 (
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:
For questions, email co-editors Susan Shaw at or Janet Lee at or Managing Editor Kali Furman at
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

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.

KNOTS is a peer reviewed undergraduate journal of disabilities studies, housed out of the University of Toronto. We are currently seeking submissions for our 6th issue entitled ‘Disability Justice Now’. We are reaching out in the hopes that you will distribute our call for submissions to your networks through your listserv (or alternative avenues). Our detailed call for submission is attached to this email as a PDF and as a hyperlink. This issue of KNOTS will engage with disability justice frameworks which allow us to better understand and proactively address the ongoing presence of implicit and explicit forms of ableism in our social justice movements, while also reckoning with the exclusionary and ongoing history of disability activism. We are inviting written and creative submissions, from current undergraduate students and students who have recently graduated from undergraduate programs, that engage broadly with the intersections of BIPOC/racialized disability, health and mental health, social movements and activism. The deadline for submissions is January 25th, 2021.
Submission must be word documents and emailed to For more information please visit:

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.
FMI: Please send questions to

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.