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Ghetto Frida, courtesy of Rio Yañez

Feminist Formations invites submissions that reflect the  journal’s mission to cultivate a forum where feminists from around the  world articulate research, theory, activism, teaching, and learning. The  resources here, including our Author Guidelines below, should guide you in the preparation of your manuscript. Keep in mind our mission statement in this process.
We are particularly interested in cutting-edge feminist work in the following areas:
 Affect Theory
  Asian and Asian American Studies
  Black Studies
  Borderlands Studies
  Chican@ and Latin@ Studies
  Critical Ethnic Studies
  Critical Youth Studies
  Critical Geography
  Cultural Studies
  Disability Studies
  Indigenous Studies
  Performance Studies
  Posthuman Studies
  Public Scholarship
  Queer of Color Critique
  Queer Theory
  Rhetoric
  Trans Studies
  Transnational Feminisms
  Visual Cultures
 Author Guidelines
Visit our www.feministformations.org for a Submission checklist, an anonymizing guide, and to download the style guide and a a sample article. Submissions should be prepared in the following manner:
 

  • Check to make sure that your manuscript falls within the Feminist Formations guidelines of 8,000-11,000 words. The word count includes endnotes and references.
  • Remove all identifying information, with the exception of the cover  page, which should contain the author’s institutional affiliation and  contact information (i.e. postal address, phone number, and e-mail  address). The cover page should contain the following acknowledgment:  “This is a draft copy of a manuscript submitted to Feminist Formations. If it is accepted for publication, the copyright will be assigned to the publisher, the Johns Hopkins University Press.”
  • Submit your complete manuscript here, including 1. a cover letter including all contact information, and 2. an anonymized word (doc) or text (rtf) file with the abstract and keywords and 3. the anonymized manuscript.
  • Follow the Chicago Manual of Style (CMS) author-date system with parenthetical citations. All text, including quotations, must be double-spaced.

For any questions about the journal in general or about submitting, please feel free to contact the editor, Patti Duncan.


Feminist Formations invites submissions that reflect the journal’s mission to cultivate a forum where feminists from around the world articulate research, theory, activism, teaching, and learning.   

An interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal, we publish innovative work by scholars, activists, artists, poets 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.


We are particularly interested in cutting-edge feminist work in the following areas:  

Affect Theory • Asian and Asian-American Studies • Black Studies • Borderlands Studies • Chican@ and Latin@ Studies • Critical Ethnic Studies • Critical Youth Studies • Critical Geography • Cultural Studies • Disability Studies • Indigenous Studies • Performance Studies • Posthuman Studies • Public Scholarship • Queer of Color Critique • Queer Theory • Rhetoric • Trans Studies • Transnational Feminisms • Visual Cultures



For any questions about the journal in general or about submitting, please feel free to contact our Editorial Assistant, Miranda Findlay, at feministformations@oregonstate.edu.

Submissions should be prepared in the following manner:   

  • Check to make sure that your manuscript falls within the Feminist Formations guidelines of 8,000-11,000 words. The word count includes notes.  


  • Anonymize: remove all identifying information from the document, and document 'headers.' The exception is the cover page, which should contain the author’s institutional affiliation and contact information (i.e. postal address, phone number, and e-mail address).    


  • Submit your complete manuscript through Submittable in three files as follows:  1st file) Cover page in the text box provided;  2nd file) Abstract and keywords to be anonymized and uploaded;  3rd file) Complete manuscript, including the abstract and keywords.  Files must be in Word (.doc).


  • Follow the Chicago Manual of Style (CMS) author-date system with parenthetical citations. All text, including quotations, must be double-spaced. 




Call for Papers for a Special Issue of Feminist Formations

“On Decolonial Feminisms: Engagement, Practice, and Action”

Guest edited by Leece Lee-Oliver and Xamuel Bañales

Submission deadline: November 15, 2021

Feminist Formations invites submissions for a special issue, “On Decolonial Feminisms: Engagement, Practice, and Action.” This special issue aims to explore decolonization as a feminist social justice modality in the 21st century and advance new strategies for radical feminist social justice practices in the United States, while considering or centralizing transnational inroads. We seek scholarly, analytical, creative, qualitative, quantitative, and/or grassroots works that grapple with sovereignty, civil rights, and liberation, while taking to task racial heteropatriarchy, (settler) colonialism, and/or the conceptualization of human difference as it is rooted in colonial ideology and western empire. We center movements in the United States in order to examine how decolonial feminist movements operate within, disentangle from, and reveal the metrics of western empire in global contexts. We look to critically engaged decolonial feminist scholars, protectors, culture bearers, artists, and activists in the field for strategies of liberation and/or fissures within decoloniality that impact solidarity and futurity. We encourage the submission of projects that imagine decolonial futures that transcend epistemological, ontological, and transnational borders to shape new horizons grounded in radical epistemologies of love, healing, action, and possibility.

“On Decolonial Feminisms: Engagement, Practice, and Action” recognizes the global resurgence of heteropatriarchy, white supremacy, and the coloniality of power while responding to the ongoing suppression of women and Queer and Trans peoples of color. We take note of the entrenchment of structural inequalities that clearly bear their marks on marginalized communities. We see contemporary decolonial feminisms as offering pathways to understanding and moving beyond current socio-political contexts locally, nationally, and around the planet. Motivated by contemporary movements for justice like, but not limited to, Standing Rock, Black Lives Matter, #SayHerName, Sovereign Bodies, and #MeToo, we underscore the ways in which diverse networks and community-based projects call for global attention to ongoing state violence and oppression.

We aim for the special issue to generate conversations, provide space, and assert radical epistemologies that focus on general areas, such as: 1) efforts/movements that are autonomous, yet intentionally seek solidarity and/or coalitional partners; 2) new dimensions of decolonial feminisms; 3) origins of diverse decolonial feminist formations; and/or, 4) new points of departure predicated on liberation, sovereignty, body autonomy, and love.

Topics may include, but are not limited to:

  • community engaged and/or participatory action research projects;
  • sovereignty, oral history, critical auto-ethnography/theory/methodology;
  • the presence of femicide;
  • the epidemic violence against Native American women and girls;
  • the continued vulnerability and invisibility of Black women and girls killed in interactions with police;
  • the sterilization of Latina women and girls incarcerated by ICE;
  • the erasure and/or prevalence of human trafficking;
  • anti-Asian rhetorical violence by US citizens and government agents;
  • silence and violence in the silos of immigration, neighborhoods, institutions, and public spaces;
  • transgender/transexual liberation, equality, state violence;
  • anti-violence resistance at the forefront: social movements, wellness centers, research initiatives, scholarship;
  • legislative dis/empowerment (i.e. sovereignty; consent; embodiment; identity);
  • race/gender/queer/trans grassroots campaigns;
  • cultural appropriation and dis/empowerment;
  • art, poetry, and other forms of expression for the purpose of public education, healing, and/or mental health;
  • the impacts of US industry and military occupation on the sovereignty, health, and wellbeing of people, ecosystems, and cultural-intellectual rights;
  • mutual aid and reciprocity;
  • human rights and the need/power of global solidarity;
  • U.S. racial capitalism as a global phenomenon;

Contemporary decolonial feminist theoretical work and grassroots activism often engage mixed-method approaches to enact social change. As such, we envision that this special issue will include complex modalities including, but not limited to place-based research, public forums, installations/murals/graffiti, and justice-focused public education endeavors. We seek a variety of forms of submissions, including scholarly articles with qualitative research, transdisciplinary work, co-authored collaborative works, creative writing, visual works, interviews, art, poetry, and creative non-fiction attuned to decolonial feminisms, social movements, and/or scholarly-activism.

Submission Process: Manuscripts should be submitted to the Feminist Formations Submittable page by November 15, 2021.

Following the deadline, guest editors will review the manuscripts and determine those to be sent for full review. Citations should follow the Chicago Manual of Style. For more details, please see Feminist Formations submission guidelines. Manuscripts will be subject to anonymous review and must adhere to the publishing guidelines of Feminist Formations, found at: https://feministformations.org/. Scholarly essays should not exceed 10,000 words, including notes and references. Files must be in Word (.doc). 

Anticipated Publication Date: Spring 2023

For information on submission preparation, download a Feminist Formations style guide, submission checklist, and anonymization guide.

Questions about the submission process may be sent to editorial assistant Miranda Findlay at feministformations@oregonstate.edu.   

Feminist Formations is a leading journal of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, published three times a year by the Johns Hopkins University Press. It is housed in the Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program at Oregon State University, under the editorship of Patti Duncan. For more information, see www.feministformations.org

Call for Papers for a Special Issue of Feminist Formations

"Writing African Feminist Subjectivities"

Guest edited by Maha Marouan and Alicia C. Decker

African feminist subjectivities are complex, and often contradictory. They are always in flux and necessarily connected to transnational and global processes and movements, but also grounded in specific histories and locales. We seek essays that address subjectivity as an analytical category that troubles essentialist conceptions of belonging and raises critical questions about feminism as resistance politics. Specifically, we invite essays that explore how feminists of Africa write and articulate African feminist subjectivities (Cis, Queer and Transgender); how they negotiate power and build feminist communities; how they mobilize against domestic and sexual repression and violence; how they address politics of knowledge production and its embedded hierarchies of power (geographical, economic, cultural, racial and linguistic); and how they navigate essentialist renditions of African identity and what it means to be African and write feminisms in Africa.

The special issue will address the following themes and questions:

  • How do African feminist subjectivities critically engage with historical and institutional operations of power? What do micro-histories (of the individual) tell us about the larger philosophical possibilities of African feminisms as a worldview and as a political instrument of collective transformation?
  • Who narrates African feminist subjectivities both within and outside the continent? How has the continent’s colonial legacy and its ties to Western feminism impacted upon knowledge production of African feminist subjectivities? How are transnational collaborations among African feminist thinkers and activists cross-continently and across the Global South opening new sites for the articulation of African feminist subjectivities?
  • How do feminists of Africa write and experience home? How do they trouble the notion of ‘authenticity’ and challenge nationalist and territorial ideologies of belonging? How have mobility, migration, and transnational experiences challenged fixed notions of home and belonging?
  • How do feminists of Africa challenge misogynist violence and hate-crimes? What are the tools they use to challenge sexualized violence, from rape and domestic abuse, to hate crimes against those who identify as queer and/or transgender? 
How do they challenge Right Wing Religious Fundamentalisms and the persistence of feudal infrastructures that compound the isolation and vilification of non-binary people?
  • How do feminists of Africa articulate their experiences of COVID-19, from economic uncertainty, to social strife to racial violence? How do they re- imagine social safety, mobility and borders?
  • How do African ontologies and epistemologies inform African feminist subjectivities (cis, transgender, and queer)? How do they challenge normative understandings of gender identities and sexual difference?
  • How are African feminist lineages charted, sustained and celebrated? What is the role of collective memory in sustaining this lineage? Who are our feminist ancestors? How are they claimed? How are they remembered?
  • How do African feminists conceptualize spirituality and/or practices of self-Care? What are the ontological and epistemological frameworks they deploy to help them in carrying out their intellectual and activist work?


Submission Process: Manuscripts should be submitted to the Feminist Formations Submittable page by June 15th, 2022.


Following the deadline, guest editors will review the manuscripts and determine those to be sent for full review. Citations should follow the Chicago Manual of Style. For more details, please see Feminist Formations submission guidelines. Manuscripts will be subject to anonymous review and must adhere to the publishing guidelines of Feminist Formations, found at: https://feministformations.org/. Scholarly essays should not exceed 10,000 words, including notes and references. Files must be in Word (.doc).


Anticipated Publication Date: Winter 2023

For information on submission preparation, download a Feminist Formations style guide, submission checklist, and anonymization guide.

Questions about the submission process may be sent to editorial assistant Miranda Findlay at feministformations@oregonstate.edu.   

Feminist Formations is a leading journal of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, published three times a year by the Johns Hopkins University Press. It is housed in the Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program at Oregon State University, under the editorship of Patti Duncan. For more information, see www.feministformations.org

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