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Gender & Society

Gender & Society

Official Publication of Sociologists for Women in Society

eISSN: 15523977 | ISSN: 08912432 | Current volume: 37 | Current issue: 2 Frequency: Bi-monthly

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Articles appearing in Gender & Society analyze gender and gendered processes in interactions, organizations, societies, and global and transnational spaces. The journal primarily publishes empirical articles, which are both theoretically engaged and methodologically rigorous, including qualitative, quantitative, and comparative-historical methodologies.

Some of the relevant, timely, and important topics covered in recent issues include:
• Activism and Social Movements
• Class Inequality
• Division of Household Labor
• Feminist Identity
• Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Studies
• Gender and Migration
• Gender and Work
• Gendered Bodies
• Health and Carework
• Heteronormativity
• Intimate Partner Violence
• Masculinities
• Media Representations
• Parenting
• Politics and Gender
• Race, Gender, and Class Discrimination
• Reproductive Technology
• Religion and Gender
• Sexual Harassment
• Sexualities
• Welfare Reform

Gender & Society not only publishes the best of every perspective but seeks to advance a distinctly social perspective with which to analyze gender.

Gender & Society promotes feminist scholarship and the social scientific study of gender. Gender & Society publishes theoretically engaged and methodologically rigorous articles that make original contributions to gender theory. The journal takes a multidisciplinary, intersectional, and global approach to gender analyses.

Barbara Risman University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
Deputy Editors
Irma Mooi-Reci University of Melbourne, Australia
Kristen Myers East Carolina University, USA
Smitha Radhakrishnan Wellesley College, USA
Sheryl Skaggs University of Texas-Dallas
Ann Travers Simon Fraser University, Canada
Managing Editors
Seth Behrends University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
Ni’Shele Jackson University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
Emily Via University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
Book Review Editor
Kelsy Burke University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Design Consultant
Eiko Strader University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA
Editorial Board
Emanuela Abbatecola University of Genoa, Italy
Miriam Abelson Portland State University, USA
Rachel Allison Mississippi State University, USA
Sarah Ashwin London School of Economics, England
Pallavi Banerjee University of Calgary, Canada
Trygve Beyer Broch Norwegian School of Sport Sciences, Norway
Irene Boeckmann University of Toronto, Canada
Marni Brown Georgia Gwinnett College, USA
Anurekha Chari Wagh University of Hyderabad, India
Koji Chavez Indiana University, USA
Georgiann Davis University of New Mexico, USA
Sinikka Elliott University of British Columbia, Canada
Alice Evans Kings College, UK
Julie Fennell Gallaudet University, USA
Lorena Garcia University of Illinois at Chicago
Jennifer Glass University of Texas, USA
Catherine Harnois Wake Forest University, USA
Jocelyn Hollander University of Oregon, USA
Simone Ispa-Landa Northwestern University
Miho Iwata Towson University, USA
Kecia R. Johnson Mississippi State University, USA
Maria S. Johnson Black Women and Girls Fund (BWGF), USA
Nikki Jones University of California, Berkeley, USA
Emily Kazyak University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA
Arielle Kuperberg University of North Carolina at Greensboro, USA
Jordanna Matlon American University, USA
Tey Meadow Columbia University
Peace Medie University of Bristol/Research fellow, University of Ghana
Ed Morris University of Kentucky, USA
Ghassan Moussawi University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, USA
Christin L. Munsch University of Connecticut, USA
Roseanne Njiru University of Nairobi, Kenya
Mary Noonan University of Iowa, USA
Barbara Poggio University of Trento, Italy
Poulami Roychowdhury McGill University
Sharmila Ruddrappa University of Texas, USA
Virginia Rutter Framingham State University, USA
Vaibhav Saria Simon Fraser University, Canada
William Scarborough University of North Texas, USA
Christie Sennott Purdue University, USA
stef shuster Michigan State University, USA
Cinzia Solari University of Massachusetts, Boston, USA
Kevin Stainbeck Purdue University, USA
Oriel Sullivan University College London, UK
Sarah Thébaud University of California, Santa Barbara, USA
Lindsey Trimble O'Connor California State University, Channel Islands, USA
LaTonya J. Trotter University of Washington
Celia Valiente Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
Amanda Watson Simon Fraser University, Canada
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  • Online Process

    Manuscripts should be submitted electronically to Submitting authors are required to set up an online account on the SageTrack system powered by ScholarOne. Manuscripts that are accepted for review will be sent out anonymously for editorial evaluation. Obtaining permission for any quoted or reprinted material that requires permission is the responsibility of the author. Submission of a manuscript implies commitment to publish in the journal. Authors submitting manuscripts to the journal should not simultaneously submit them to another journal, nor should manuscripts have been published elsewhere in substantially similar form or with substantially similar content. Authors in doubt about what constitutes prior publication should consult the Editor. The online process permits submission of a separate title page, a main manuscript document, and supplementary files. Prior to submission, we recommend consulting the Gender & Society Guide to First Submissions, available here as well as previous issues of the journal to get a sense of the kind of papers we publish.


    Papers should be approximately 9,000 words, including an abstract (150-200 words), notes, and references. All tables, figures, and appendices must be submitted separately from the paper, and should be submitted together in one supplemental file. Authors should consult the Chicago Manual of Style, Style B, for citations and references, or refer to the Gender & Society style manual, available here. Authors should not number the pages; the online system will number the pages.

    Anonymize Review Process

    The review process for manuscripts submitted to Gender & Society is anonymous; please remove all material from the manuscript that identifies you. Your submission should be anonymized, meaning there is no clear way for reviewers to identify you as the author. All references to your own work should be cited in the third person. Please do not make references to your own work unless they are absolutely necessary; for example, if the reviewer would be able to identify you if a citation was omitted. A reference to any previous work should read: “As Collins (2014) has found…” and NOT like: “As I previously demonstrated… (Collins 2014).” Only include acknowledgements on a separate title page, not on the manuscript document.

    For additional information, contact the Gender & Society office at

    Book Reviews

    Books for review should be sent to Kelsy Burke, Gender & Society Book Review Editor, University of Nebraska – Lincoln, Department of Sociology, 711 Oldfather Hall, Lincoln NE 68588-0324; Please note that the journal does not review textbooks, films/DVDs, or books that do not incorporate gender as a central category of analysis. The journal receives far more books than can be reviewed. The journal also does not accept or consider unsolicited book reviews, but instead invites appropriate scholars to review books germane to the scope and mission of Gender & Society.

    Guest Edited Special Issues

    Gender & Society occasionally - but not frequently - publishes guest edited special issues. Please click here to see the full guidelines on special issues.

    If you or your funder wish your article to be freely available online to nonsubscribers immediately upon publication (gold open access), you can opt for it to be included in SAGE Choice, subject to payment of a publication fee. The manuscript submission and peer review procedure is unchanged. On acceptance of your article, you will be asked to let SAGE know directly if you are choosing SAGE Choice. To check journal eligibility and the publication fee, please visit SAGE Choice. For more information on open access options and compliance at SAGE, including self author archiving deposits (green open access) visit SAGE Publishing Policies on our Journal Author Gateway.

    Supplementary Materials

    This journal is able to host additional materials online (e.g. datasets, podcasts, videos, images etc) alongside the full-text of the article. For more information, please refer to our guidelines on submitting supplementary files.

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