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Women's Studies Association (NZ)/Pae Akoranga Wāhine

Women's Studies Journal

The Women's Studies Journal is a biannual, open access, peer reviewed academic journal established by the Women's Studies Association. The Journal has a primary, but not exclusive focus on women's studies in Aotearoa/New Zealand and the Pacific. It contains articles from a wide range of feminist positions and disciplinary backgrounds. The Editorial Collective encourages papers which address women's experience, explore gender as a category of analysis, and further feminist theory and debate.

The Women's Studies Journal is essential reading for academics with an interest in gender issues, focusing on research and debate concerning women's studies in Aotearoa/New Zealand and the Pacific. Some issues focus on a particular theme, while other issues are broad in scope. The Journal contains a wealth of resource material, and some issues have been used as texts in several tertiary institutions. The Women's Studies Journal features:

  • an emphasis on Aotearoa/New Zealand and/or the Pacific
  • Māori and indigenous women's issues
  • diversity and ethnic women's issues
  • the latest in feminist theory and philosophy
  • exciting recent research
  • contemplative, analytical and provocative articles
  • reviews of books, films and performances.

The Women's Studies Journal was established in 1984. From 1996 to 2008 it was published in association with the Otago University Press. From 2008 it has been published on this website and full text articles are available via EBSCO. Back issues are available through PROQUEST.

The most recent issue is 2021 - 35:1.