The Women's Studies Journal publishes scholarship that addresses women's experiences, explores gender as a category of analysis, and furthers feminist theory and debate in areas that have relevance to Aotearoa/New Zealand and the Pacific, within a broader context of international concerns. It contains articles from a wide range of feminist positions and disciplinary backgrounds, and is essential reading for academics with an interest in women's studies and gender issues more broadly. The Journal features:
General submissions are welcome at any time. Along with full papers of up to 8,000 words, we welcome shorter pieces (2,000-2,500 words) on recent research from established academics and graduate students, reflections from the field, political commentary, and essays on film and other media. We also invite proposals for ‘feminist dialogues’.
We also welcome contributions addressing LGBTI issues and queer theory, identity, and politics in local and Pasifika contexts. We consider suitable contributions from any author, irrespective of gender identity.
Works submitted for consideration must be original and not published or under consideration for publication elsewhere. Full papers are subject to a double-blind peer review process. You can find the complete submission guidelines here.
Kia ora and welcome to the Women's Studies Association of Aotearoa/New Zealand.
Our aim is to promote women's studies by encouraging feminist research and scholarship, promoting women's studies courses and events, preserving feminist heritage and sharing the work of our members through publications, events and conferences.
As a feminist organisation, our commitment is to women's studies making an impact by reducing gender-based inequalities and leading to positive changes for women.
We acknowledge Te Tiriti o Waitangi as foundational to our work and we encourage diversity in our organisation and in women's studies.
See more about WSA(NZ) in About Us.