About

What is Assuming Gender?
Assuming Gender is an electronic journal dedicated to the timely analysis of constructions of gendered texts, practices, and subjectivities. This journal seeks to continue and shift debates on how gender is problematized in contemporary discourses as well as participate in the dialogue and tensions that maintain the urgency of such conversations.

We feature cutting-edge research from a diverse range of methodologies and approaches to gender studies, and include work in feminist theories, queer theories, critical and cultural theory, literature, film studies, sociology and other relevant fields. As an online, open-access, international, peer-reviewed academic journal, we accept articles and book reviews on a wide range of topics and welcome critical debate across all fields of inquiry.

To support and extend the conversations that take place within our journal, we also organise a lecture and seminar series in Cardiff University. Details of such events will be posted on this site, and we hope to see you at one of our events.

Assuming Gender is based in the School of English, Communication, and Philosophy, Cardiff University and is funded by the Cardiff University Graduate School in Humanities and the Centre for Critical and Cultural Theory. We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their generosity and support, without which this project simply would not have been possible.

We hope you will participate in the dialogues and debates as readers and contributors.

Founding Editors:

Anindya Raychaudhuri
Jennifer Dawn Whitney

Editorial Committee:

Kat Deerfield
Michelle Iwen
Katie Garner
David Andrew Griffiths
Siriol McAvoy
Helen Sivey
Caleb Sivyer
Rhys Tranter

Chief Editorial Advisor:

Professor Chris Weedon, Cardiff University, UK

International Editorial Board:

Professor Sara Ahmed, Goldsmiths College, University of London, UK
Professor Julie Choi, Ewha Womans University, Seoul, South Korea
Dr Chantal Cornut-Gentille d'Arcy, University of Zaragoza, Spain
Professor Claire Gorrara, Cardiff University, UK
Dr. Eduardo de Gregorio-Godeo, University of Castille-La Mancha, Spain
Professor Pat Hudson, Cardiff University, UK
Dr Montserrat Lunati, Cardiff University, UK
Dr Jane Moore, Cardiff University, UK
Dr Rebecca Munford, Cardiff University, UK
Professor Beate Neumeier, University of Cologne, Germany
Dr. Aljosa Puzar, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Seoul, South Korea
Professor Catherine S. Ramírez, University of California, Santa Cruz, USA
Dr Emma Rees, University of Chester, UK
Professor Krishna Sen, Calcutta University, India
Dr Peter Swaab, University College London, UK
Professor Margaret Topping, Queen's University Belfast, Ireland
Dr Melanie Waters, Northumbria University, UK

Assuming Gender: ISSN 2042-387X