Call for Papers: “Women of Color and Gender Equity”, A Special Issue of Frontiers: A Journal of Women Studies

Frontiers: A Journal of Women’s Studies invites submissions for a special issue on women of color and gender equity. Due date for receipt of papers is 5/15/2013.

With this special issue, we commemorate the 40th anniversary of the 1974 Women’s Educational Equity Act, which provided funds for Title IX and codified women’s equality under the law in the U.S. setting forth a foundation for anti-discrimination policies and remedies as well as cultivating a language for gender equity. For this issue, we will explore the nexus between the enactment of gender equity policies, rhetorical /discursive and political strategies for empowerment, and the lives of women of color.

We encourage submissions that explore feminist commitments to the socio-political understandings of equality under the law but also conceptualize equity issues in broad terms. For example, we are interested in analyses of gender equity that both expand and challenge notions of women’s equality in formal and informal politics across educational, political and legal institutions.

We especially encourage submissions that further the journal’s commitment to scholarship on women of color, third world, transnational, LGBT, and queer movements in local, national, or transnational contexts. Foremost, we are interested in those papers that situate women as racialized, classed and/or sexualized subjects, and explore the collateral effects of their experiences with equality, inequality and the varied socio-political roads necessary to attempt to realize and/or preserve that equity.

The guest editors for this issue are Anita Tijerina Revilla (Women’s Studies, University of Nevada, Las Vegas) and Wendy G. Smooth (Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies, The Ohio State University).

An inter- and multidisciplinary journal, Frontiers publishes scholarly, creative, and practitioner works that draw on the legacies of women of color and queer women’s political engagement and activism to interrogate women’s equity across issues including education, employment and labor, healthcare and wellness, and immigration/migration. Works must be original, and not published or under consideration for publication elsewhere.

All special issue submissions and questions should be directed to For submission guidelines, please consult the Ohio State University Frontiers websites:

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