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Call for Proposals for Critical Perspectives

The Critical Perspectives section of Politics & Gender brings together leading scholars working on the most salient themes in gender and politics research. The essays published in the section problematize old and new concepts, set the parameters for emerging research agendas, and critically summarize existing bodies of knowledge in politics, gender, and sexuality. Since the journal’s founding in 2005, Critical Perspectives has become an invaluable tool for scholars, teachers, and students in the field of politics and gender.

The co-editors of the Journal welcome proposals for Critical Perspectives. Proposals should include the following:

  • A brief abstract or description of the topic, paying particular attention to why it is relevant to politics and gender (broadly conceived).
  • A list of authors and titles of their submissions. Please be sure that all of the authors have agreed to contribute.
  • A timeline indicating when all of the essays will be ready to submit to the Journal editors.

Note that the Critical Perspectives section normally contains four to six individual submissions (approximately 2000 words for each submission), ideally with a short introduction by the Critical Perspectives’ editor.

Once the Journal editor has decided that a proposal should go forward, the Critical Perspectives editor(s) can work with the individual contributors to ensure the articles fit well together and advance knowledge about the topic.

The articles should be submitted by thte Critical Perspectives editor through Editorial Manager in a single submission. The articles will be sent out for external blind review as a set. (Prior to September 2020, Critical Perspectives were reviewed internally only).

Please submit a completed proposal to: