Call for Papers 


The Girl in the Hijab, a special issue of Girlhood Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal

In this special issue of Girlhood Studies, we invite articles based on a range of methodological approaches to investigate the multidimensional, interdisciplinary, and intersectional experiences of girls and young women who wear the hijab and/ or identify as hijabi. We particularly encourage articles that investigate hijabi girls as political actors who practice resistance to systemic domination. Articles may include empirical research, case studies, autoethnographic experiences, and artistic representations in addition to theoretical or methodological insights. Along with conventional articles and visual essays, alternative contributions such as a very short screenplay or piece of fiction, poetry, or lyrics will be considered, as will material produced by those who identify as girls and young women.

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Dissident Feminisms: Inaugural bell hooks center Symposium

Sponsored by the bell hooks center and the Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Berea College

June 16th-18th, 2023 Berea College Berea, KY

bell hooks’s life and works engage in feminist thought and action that disrupts hegemonic systems of domination, including the cultural norms that hold these systems in place. She calls this dissident feminism a “talking back,” a “moving from silence into speech,” a “stand[ing] and struggl[ing] side by side [as] a gesture of defiance that heals, that makes new life and new growth possible” (Talking Back 9). Her writings envision feminist theory and praxis as transformational politic and movement–one that demands the provocation and audacity that hooks also represented in her person. Beverly Guy-Sheftall describes the oppositional voice of bell hooks as “loud and unrelenting” in her keynote address for the bell hooks center launch in September 2021. Indeed, hooks’s radical thought and action reimagine feminism as a sociopolitical movement that is “fundamentally anti-racist,” which “has no gender,” and which “is for everybody.”

hooks’s naming of “imperialist white supremacist, capitalist, patriarchy,” which she later, in conversation with Laverne Cox, revised as “imperialist white supremacist capitalist cis-hetero patriarchy,” pointedly critiques the politics of domination that govern this world. hooks’s ordinary upbringing as a young Black girl in Appalachia, specifically, in the “Kentucky backwoods,” grounds her critique in space and place. It animates her radical interventions and deep commitment to liberatory world-making. While maintaining the connection between a love ethic and critical consciousness, hooks calls on us to cultivate visionary spaces, beloved communities, outlaw cultures, and radical undercommons in which oppositional worldviews are rooted in the experiential.

In honor and celebration of her life, works, and legacy, the Inaugural bell hooks Symposium at the bell hooks center at Berea College holds collective space for continued engagement with dissident feminisms. This symposium encourages theory, praxis, poetics, and aesthetics that move hooks’s interventions into the present moment while challenging the co-optation and de-politicization of her work.

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"Open"/Unthemed Papers

Atlantis: Critical Studies in Gender, Culture, and Social Justice 

Atlantis is currently open for non-themed research papers, book reviews, and literary work (i.e. work that fits our mandate but is outside the scope of the Call for Papers). For all submissions, please read our submission guidelines and about page before sending work. For questions, please contact Katherine Barrett (Managing Editor),


Mis/classification: Identity-based Inequities in the Canadian and Global Postsecondary Context

Atlantis: Critical Studies in Gender, Culture, and Social Justice 

Submission Deadline: April 29, 2022
Editor: KelleyAnne Malinen, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology & Anthropology, Mount Saint Vincent University

This issue of Atlantis will explore how elements of postsecondary institutions produce, maintain, or resist equitable or inequitable outcomes for equity-seeking groups. We welcome submissions that address postsecondary contexts around the world, or here in Canada. We seek critical scholarship in the broad sense of the term, which invokes an overriding concern with one or more forms of human emancipation. For example, authors may draw upon branches of critical feminism, critical sociology, critical disability studies, or critical race theory.

Read the full call here