Mission Statement

Feminist Formations cultivates a forum where feminists from around the world articulate research, theory, activism, teaching, and learning, thereby showcasing new feminist formations. An interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal, we publish innovative work by scholars, activists, artists, poets, and practitioners in feminist, gender, and sexuality studies. Our subject matter includes national, global, and transnational feminist thought and practice; the cultural and social politics of genders and sexualities; and historical and contemporary studies of gendered experience. The journal values established and emerging lines of inquiry and methods that engage the complexities of gender as implicated in forms of power such as race, ethnicity, class, nation, migration, ability, and religion.

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Founded in 1988 as the journal for the National Women's Studies Association (NWSA), Feminist Formations is a peer-reviewed academic journal currently housed in the Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program at Oregon State University. Above is a selection of covers from 1994 to 2012, showing the changing face of the journal over time.

Past Host Institutions

The Ohio State University
MaryJo Wagner, Editor
(1988-1991, vol. 1-3)

University of New Hampshire
Patrocinio Schweickart, Editor
(1992-1997, vol. 4-9)

Appalachian State University
Margaret McFadden, Editor
(1998-2003, vol. 10-15)

Iowa State University
Brenda Daly, Editor
(2003-2007, vol. 16-19)

Louisiana State University
Rebecca Ropers-Huilman, Editor
(2008, vol. 20)

University of Minnesota
Rebecca Ropers-Huilman, Editor
(2008-2011, vol. 20-23)

University of Arizona
Sandra K. Soto, Editor