Edited by Wanda S. Pillow, Kimberly Jew, and Cindy Cruz

ISSN 0160-9009

eISSN 1536-0334

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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.

Table Of Contents

Volume 40, Number 3 (2019) read on Project MUSE | read on JSTOR


Making Generations: Gender, Reproduction, and the Afterlife of Slavery in Gayl Jones’s Corregidora
Tala Khanmalek

Walking with the Ghost: Affective Archives in the Afterlife of the Cambodian Holocaust
Lina Chhun

Harmed or Harmful: The Discourse of Trigger Warnings, Trauma, and Shelter
Mary Maxfield

Critical Race Theory and Questioning Whiteness: Young Feminists Speak Out Against Race and Class Privilege
Aída Hurtado

Sewing Entrepreneurs and the Myth of the Spheres: How the “Work at Home Mom” Complicates the Public-Private Divide
Jennifer Ann Russum

From Human Dairies to Milk Riders: A Visual History of Milk Banking in New York City, 1918–2018
Mathilde Cohen and Hannah Ryan

Frontiers Roundtable: Not Tragically Fat!
Susan Bordo

Wanda S. Pillow

Not Tragically Fat! On Shame
Cheryl Renee Hopson

The Weight I Carry: Intersections of Fatphobia, Gender, and Capitalism
Shawna Felkins

I Feel So Fat: The Meanings and Uses of “Fat” as an Identifier
MaryAnn Kozlowski

Artist’s Statement
Cara Judea Alhadeff

Call for Papers

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, Kimberly M. Jew, and Cindy Cruz

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


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A New Home for Frontiers
In July 2017, Frontiers: A Journal of Women Studies moved to the University of Utah. The journal will be published at University of Utah for five years under the editorial leadership of Kimberly Jew from the Ethnic Studies and Theater departments; Wanda Pillow from the Education, Culture, and Society and Gender Studies departments; and Cindy Cruz from University of California Santa Cruz, Department of Education and affiliated with the Feminist Studies, the Latin American and Latino Studies, and Critical Race and Ethnic Studies departments. Contact the new editorial team at

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