Feminist Formations invites proposals from scholars, practitioners, and activists who would like to edit a special issue or cluster. Through special issues and clusters, we continue our tradition of focusing in an interdisciplinary way on topics that are critical to the understanding of women, gender, feminism, and sexuality.
Our mission is as follows:
Feminist Formations (formerly the NWSA Journal [1988–2009]) cultivates a forum where feminists from around the world articulate research, theory, activism, teaching, and learning, thereby showcasing new feminist formations. An interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal, we publish innovative work by scholars, activists, and practitioners in feminist, gender, and sexuality studies. Our subject matter includes national, global, and transnational feminist thought and practice; the cultural and social politics of genders and sexualities; and historical and contemporary studies of gendered experience. The journal values established and emerging lines of inquiry and methods that engage the complexities of gender as implicated in forms of power such as race, ethnicity, class, nation, migration, ability, and religion.
In order to promote exploration of various aspects of gendered lives, we welcome proposals in any area. Please keep in mind that each proposal will be evaluated in terms of its consonance with our mission. Our proposal process involves two steps.
First step: Please write a brief statement of no more than two pages describing your intended topic. This statement will prompt dialogue with the editor and, if the proposal is determined potentially viable, will be considered by the full advisory board.
Second step: If the advisory board determines that your proposal is in line with the mission of Feminist Formations, you will be invited to engage in a second step in the process by constructing a more detailed description that encompasses the following parts:
Proposed theme and rationale, including importance of this topic in the broader feminist community
Potential outline of key topical areas
Proposed call for papers and publicity plan for soliciting articles
Description of peer review process, including potential reviewers
Description of editors’ qualifications in relation to the proposed volume
List of co-editors with abbreviated curriculum vitae (3-5 pages for each editor, in addition to the 10 page proposal)
Questions should be addressed to
Sandra K. Soto (Editor)
Please send your completed proposals to:
c/o Londie Martin
University of Arizona
PO Box 210438 Tucson, Arizona 85721