CFP: Feminist Studies “Doctoral Degrees in Women’s/ Gender/ Sexuality Studies: Taking Stock” (8.15.16)

Deadline Extended for Call for Papers:
“Doctoral Degrees in Women’s/ Gender/ Sexuality Studies: Taking Stock”

Scholars in women’s, gender, and sexuality studies have long been self-reflexive about what it means to become institutionalized within the academy. Feminist Studies articles have charted this institutionalization throughout the history of the field, and especially when doctoral programs were inaugurated in several universities. More than fifteen years after our journal published two important collections of writing–a 2001 special forum on interdisciplinarity and a 1998 special issue on women’s studies in the academy–we plan to revisit the state of the field with respect to doctoral degrees.
We invite submissions to a forum focused on the following questions:
• How are those with doctoral degrees faring– in both academic jobs and other kinds of work?
• What is the relationship between those with doctoral degrees in W/G/S studies and those with graduate certificates in women’s studies?
• How institutionally secure are W/G/S studies doctoral programs?
• Are the benefits of institutional security being realized through better scholarship and advocacy within and beyond the field?

Deadline: August 15, 2016

We prefer submissions that draw on evidence from multiple institutions and whose purpose is neither to celebrate nor malign specific institutions. We welcome engagement with prior conversations that our journal has staged. Our preferred length is 1500-3000 words, although longer article-length submissions will be considered.

Please contact our editorial director Ashwini Tambe ( about your questions.

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