Frontiers: A Journal of Women Studies

Frontiers: A Journal of Women Studies

Edited by Wanda S. Pillow, Debjani Chakravarty, and Darius Bost

ISSN 0160-9009

eISSN 1536-0334


One of the premier publications in the field of feminist and gender studies, Frontiers has distinguished itself for its diverse and decisively interdisciplinary publication agenda that explores the critical intersections among—to name a few dimensions—gender, race, sexuality, and transnationalism. Many landmark articles in the field have been published in Frontiers, in its 40+ year history, thus critically shaping the fields of women’s, gender, and sexuality studies.

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Table Of Contents

Volume 44, No. 2, 2023


Editors’ Note
Wanda S. Pillow, Kimberly M. Jew, and Darius Bost     

Audre Lorde, Labor Theorist: Rethinking Integrity within Late Capitalism
Kristina Popiel 

“Metabolize Hate or Die of It”: Lorde, Labor, and Critical Affect Theory
Molly Benitez  

Domestic Touchpoints Between British and Chinese Women’s Art
Virginia Yiqing Yang and Adrienne Evans       

Gadji Feminism(s) in Serbia: Racial Privilege and “Intersectional” Solidarity in an East European Semiperiphery
Ivana Pražić and Ana Vilenica  

Specter(s) of Care: A Symposium on Midwifery, Relationality, and Reproductive Justice To-Come
Rodante van der Waal 

Introduction to “Privatizing the State: Reproductive Rights, Affirmative Action, and the Problem of Democracy”
Zillah Eisenstein       

Submissions & Book Reviews

Frontiers is currently inviting submissions in all areas of women’s, feminist, and gender studies. In particular, we seek to publish work that continues the tradition of examining relationships among place/space, region, and topics of longstanding concern to feminist scholars that are complexly intersectional, interdisciplinary, and deeply theoretical. We are also encouraging new, challenging formats and styles of production that provoke, interrupt, question, and shift theorization and practice.

We assert that feminist theorizing is integral to analyses of transglobal productions of empire, colonialism, and coloniality and thus equally key to decolonial theorizing and imagining other ways of being. Bodies, power, representation, knowledge, voice, and pleasures are central in feminist thinking and raises questions about how we want to be in relation to each other. The editors of Frontiers welcome submissions of essays, poetry, short fiction, activist statements and manifestos, notes from the field, and artwork for journal covers that represent a significant cultural contribution to the field of Feminist, Women’s, and Gender Studies. Submissions must conform to the following guidelines:

Works must be original. Manuscripts that have been previously published, in whole or in part, or are under consideration for publication elsewhere in any version will not be considered.

Authors must submit an electronic version saved as a Microsoft Word document (double spaced, aligned left, with 1-inch margins, and set in 12-point Times New Roman) and include a title page. Author names should not appear in the manuscript. List contact information, such as name, address, email, and telephone number, on a separate cover sheet.

The style of submissions should follow the latest edition of the Chicago Manual of Style, with apparatus conforming to the endnote (not author-date) citation system. Manuscripts, including endnotes, should not exceed 12,000 words. An abstract (no more than 250 words) and keywords (no more than four) must be included on a separate page.

Only original artwork should be submitted for editorial review. Artwork should be submitted digitally in .tiff or .jpg format, and be no less than 300 dpi, with the smallest dimension measuring at least five inches. Include a brief artist’s statement in a Microsoft Word file, double spaced and accompanied by a title page.

For images to be used as illustrative material in an article, include captions in the approximate location the art is to appear in the article, but save the images separately using the specifications noted above.

All permissions are the responsibility of the author. Permission to reproduce images that were not originally created by the author must accompany illustrations upon final submission.

Submissions are judged by appropriate members of the editorial team and outside readers, a process that may take up to six months. If a work is accepted for publication, we reserve the right to edit it, in consultation with the author, in accordance with our space limitations and editorial guidelines. Contributors will receive one copy of the issue in which their work appears. Authors must agree to assign copyright for published material to Frontiers.

Manuscripts should be submitted through the Frontiers online portal, available at Direct email submissions are not accepted.

Other editorial correspondence should be sent via email to

Editorial Board

Wanda S. Pillow, and Darius Bost, and Debjani Chakravarty

Editorial Assistant
Silvia Patricia Solís

Board of Frontiers, Inc.
Gayle Gullett, Chair, Arizona State University
Susan Armitage, Emerita, Washington State University
Inés Hernández- Avila, University of California, Davis
Elizabeth Jameson, University of Calgary
Valerie Matsumoto, University of California, Los Angeles
Judy Tzu- Chun Wu, University of California, Irvine
Wanda S. Pillow, University of Utah
Cindy Cruz, University of California, Santa Cruz

Board of Consulting Editors
Susan Armitage, Emerita, Washington State University
Mary Clearman Blew, English, University of Idaho
Stephanie Coontz, History, The Evergreen State College
Margarita Cota- Cárdenas, Literature, Arizona State University
Kathy E. Ferguson, Political Science/Women’s Studies, University of Hawaii at Monoa
Inés Hernández- Avila. Native American Studies, University of California, Davis
Maria Herrera- Sobek, Chicana/Chicano Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara
Elizabeth Jameson, History, University of Calgary
Vicki L. Ruiz, Dean, School of Humanities History and Chicano/Latino Studies, University of California, Irvine
Gail Tremblay, Expressive Arts, The Evergreen State College
Traise Yamamoto, English, University of California, Riverside
Maxine Baca Zinn, Sociology, Michigan State University


Editorial Change
Darius Bost has joined the Editorial Collective in the role of Co-Editor. Professor Bost is an Associate Professor of Ethnic Studies in the School for Cultural and Social Transformation at the University of Utah. He brings his national expertise in Black masculinity and queer studies to his new role. His research focuses in the areas of African American studies; feminist, gender, and sexuality studies; LGBTQ history; trauma and violence; and HIV/AIDS. 

He replaces Cindy Cruz who accepted a new position on the faculty of the University of Arizona.


Single Article Sales
Single articles from Frontiers are now available for purchase through Project MUSE.


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Reading List: Climate Change

Check out this list of peer-reviewed articles focusing on Critical Theory, Environmental Ethics, Economics & Business, and other areas of study on Climate Change.

Reading List: Sexual and Gender-Based Violence

This reading list is full of academic articles for both instructors & students seeking peer-reviewed materials on Rape Culture, Sexual Help, Models of Resistance, and other areas of study.

Reading List: Migration

This list of peer-reviewed materials features articles on many topics spanning Globalization, Genocide, Religion, Diaspora Communities, and other aspects on the topic of Migration.

Reading List: Willa Cather

This list of peer-reviewed articles & reviews centers on the work of acclaimed author (and UNL alum) Willa Cather. Known for her novels on the pioneer experience, her works are reexamined here through the lens of modern-day academics.

Reading List: Sports-Related Controversies, Social Issues, and Scandals

This sprawling list includes peer-reviewed articles on subjects as diverse as the fields of play they revolve around, including Violence in Sports, Gambling & Game Fixing, Drugs & Banned Substances, Mascots & Offensive Imagery, and other controversies.

Reading List: Reproductive Rights

This list includes articles from the U.S. and other countries and touches on subjects such as reproductive justice, reproductive rights in popular culture, media, and the arts, and intersectionality.

Reading List: Women's Political Action in the U.S.

Resources for use in discussions of women's political activities in the U.S., both contemporary and historical.

Reading List: Latin American Studies

Articles on a variety of topics related to the field of Latin American Studies.

Reading List: Pandemic

This list of peer-reviewed articles looks at epidemics and pandemics from the Influenza Pandemic of 1918-19 to COVID-19 from the perspective of research in the humanities.

Useful Links

Frontiers Augmented

Frontiers Augmented seeks to create a means for deeper engagement with the content published in the Frontiers journal by featuring author interviews, round table discussions, artist perspectives, podcast editions and beyond. It is the hope of the Editorial Collective that deeper context can create the dialogue that can enrich and drive forward academic and personal scholarship in gender and women’s studies as all in the field move forward.

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