Call for contributions / Call for guest editor

Assuming Gender is looking for contributors to its 2018 general issue. It is also looking for proposals for its 2018 and 2019 guest-edited issues.


Assuming Gender is an on-line, international, peer-reviewed academic journal that seeks to explore the various ways in which gender is ‘assumed’ in social and cultural texts, practices, and subjectivities. Assuming Gender features cutting-edge research in feminist theories, queer theories, critical and cultural theory, literature, film studies, sociology and other relevant fields.


Questions can be addressed to gender@cardiff.ac.uk.

If it fits with your research, there is also currently a call for articles for a guest-edited issue of Assuming Gender entitled 'Who's here? Who's queer?'. For more information please see here.

Submitting an article:

The editors are looking for essays that expand upon, complicate, and trouble issues of gender in areas such as, but not limited to:

the body, dis/ability, feminism(s), gender and economics, gender and philosophy, gender and religion, gender and science, gender and war, intersex, medicalising gender, performativity, popular culture, pornography, postcolonialism, postmodernism, posthumanism, subversion of gender, trans identities.

Proposals of 5000-8000 words are welcome from any academic discipline or theoretical framework, and can cover any historical period and can be submitted to the editors, Stephanie Clayton, Akira Suwa and Daný van Dam, at gender@cardiff.ac.uk by 1 March 2018 for the Summer 2018 issue.