Celebrating 25 years of Gender, Place and Culture: a note on our celebrations and the ’25 blogs’ series, by Editor Pamela Moss

GPC@25It is wonderful that Gender, Place and Culture is celebrating 25 years of publication. As part of this celebration, throughout the year, Gender, Place and Culture will be a sponsor for lectures and sessions at multiple conferences. There will be a series of reviews of some of the influential books within the discipline that give some insight into how feminist geographies came to be. We will also publish a number of journal articles that show how they have transformed the wider discipline of geography, what issues are important to feminist geographies now, and what the future may hold. If this is something that appeals to you, you can find out more about it here.

The introduction of this website for Gender, Place and Culture has also opened up a new venue for publishing. In addition to announcements and calls associated with the journal, the blog has been an opportunity to write about the things feminist geographers immerse themselves in every day – what is done well and what can be done better!

In celebration of turning 25 and in honouring our commitment to showcasing the contributions of feminist geographers in the field, Anna Tarrant and Lisa Dam have commissioned a new set of blogs to be published throughout the year that speak to the interests of feminist geographers – whether it be a reflection on the ethics of research practice, on a moment in the history of the discipline, or on how to survive the challenging times we live in. We invite you to keep up with us as we post a new blog (hopefully more!) roughly every month.

We know that the field is flourishing. And it has been mostly about you – your research, your scholarship, your reviews, your commitment, your feminism, and your interest in feminist geographies! If you have an idea that you want to blog about this year in order to contribute to our celebrations – let Anna and Lisa know at gpcat25@gmail.com.

This blog is yours!

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We invite you to submit your doctoral dissertations!

Committed to advancing original scholarship in the critical arenas of feminist geography and feminist interdisciplinary work, Gender, Place and Culture is seeking to add doctoral dissertation précis to its collection of research. As part of the feminist geography community, we recognize the importance of celebrating academic work written by hard-working doctoral students. By honoring these accomplishments, the journal can show how students engaging with feminist geography are building the future of the discipline.

Submission Details

Publication of doctoral dissertation précis will take place in each issue of Gender, Place and Culture. Submissions will be considered on a competitive basis, and each précis will undergo a vetting process by an Editor. Successful submissions will join the queue for publication.

We invite you to submit original pieces of writing of about 1500 words (including references) that summarize your recently-defended dissertation. Rather than publishing the original abstracts submitted with the dissertation, please compose a different piece summarizing the paper in a way that highlights the contributions of feminist geography and submit the accompanying abstract alongside the newy-written précis, including a set of five to seven key words. Please refer to our guidance notesfor further information on dissertation précis. For details of other paper types published in the journal please see the Instructions for Authors.

The Editors invite authors to submit précis of their dissertations through ScholarOne, and are now accepting dissertations defended in 2016 and 2017.

On behalf of the Editors of Gender, Place and Culture
Pamela Moss, Managing Editor

Annual Award for New and Emerging Scholars

Application closing date: 26 January 2018

The editorial team of Gender, Place and Culture is pleased to announce an annual award valued at a maximum of US$1,500 for new and emerging scholars. The award is targeted at emerging researchers in feminist geographies who are trying to establish research careers and create research momentum. The purpose is to support the research programme of promising feminist geographers and to give an impetus to their careers. The applicant should be involved in independent research and not be merely part of a larger group’s research project. Priority for this award will be given to current graduate students or faculty members within three years of receiving their PhD who are situated in partially or poorly funded positions, who work in departments where little or no money is available for conference participation and who have no recourse to grants from funding agencies such as the Economic and Social Research Council in the UK and the National Science Foundation in the USA or equivalent (if you currently hold one of these grants or have just completed one you will not be considered eligible for this award).

This award is intended to be used for attendance at an international conference of your choice, at which you will present a paper on a topic relating to feminist geography. The successful applicant is expected to use the award within one year of its receipt.

Applicants are asked to submit the following:

  • an abstract of the conference paper (250-300 words) and conference information including, if possible, confirmation of acceptance of your paper;
  • an academic CV;
  • a paragraph outlining how your research contributes to feminist geography;
  • a proposed budget (for accommodation, travel, conference fees, per diem, etc.);
  • and a cover letter including your contact details (mailing address, email, and telephone number).

Please send your applications to the Managing Editor, Pamela Moss (pamelam@uvic.ca), by 26 January 2018. A decision on the award will be made within 4 to 6 weeks of this deadline. Within one month of attending the conference the successful applicant is expected to submit receipts as well as a one page report.

Gender, Place and Culture is Seeking One New Editor

Gender, Place and Culture, published by Routledge, is a well-established geography journal with an international circulation in its field. The current Managing Editor is Pamela Moss (Canada) and Editors are Katherine Brickell (UK), Kanchana Ruwanpura (UK) and Margaret Walton-Roberts (Canada). In 2017 the journal began publishing 12 issues per year. It accepts manuscript submissions via ScholarOne (previously known as Manuscript Central). The journal Impact Factor of 1.605 and its rankings in 2016 SSCI Journal Citation Reports are 34/79 (Geography) and 7/41 (Women’s Studies). The 2016 5-year Impact Factor is now 1.856. Please visit www.tandfonline.com/cgpc for additional information about the Journal.

We are looking for ONE new editor to join the editorial team to extend the success and growth of the journal. The editor would start by ‘shadowing’ a current Editor in January of 2018 to learn the system, and sometime in the second quarter of 2018 would be expected to start editing papers independently and build up a full workload.

The tasks to be undertaken will include but are not be limited to:

  • Day to day manuscript management including: soliciting, receiving and processing manuscripts;
  • responsibility for identifying strategies to enhance the quality and reputation of the journal;
  • working with the Managing Editor and the Editorial Board to develop the editorial strategy and direction of the Journal and to act as ambassador for the journal;
  • commissioning and promoting special sections.

There is some flexibility in both timeline and the length of the term served. Most Editors serve a three to five year term.

Candidates should have a broad knowledge of the field of feminist geography and of women’s and gender studies more generally; be open to a wide range of studies submitted by scholars from all world regions; have access to e-mail and internet on an ongoing basis; be tech-knowledgeable and tech-friendly; be prepared to manage a consistent workload over the term served; and have excellent editing skills. Our preference is for the new Editor to already have editorial experience as they will be expected to take on a number of papers fairly soon after joining the journal. Candidates will ideally be established in their personal academic career development. In common with the journal’s mission on diversity and representation we would strongly encourage applications from outside of the UK and North America.

Applications should consist of a letter detailing the candidate’s editorial experience, and their vision and ambitions for the journal, plus a CV. Nominations of suitable persons are also being solicited.

Closing date for applications is 24 November 2017. Further information about the activities and responsibilities of the editors can be obtained from Pamela Moss. Nominations and applications should be sent directly to Pamela Moss (pamelam@uvic.ca).

Call for Dissertation Précis now open

Call for Dissertation Précis

 Gender, Place and Culture is committed to promoting scholarship in feminist geography. As part of this commitment the journal is launching a new initiative: publishing doctoral dissertation précis. As part of the feminist geography community, we seek to celebrate academic work written by students who have laboured long and hard to complete their studies. By honoring these accomplishments, the journal can show how students engaging with feminist geography are building the future of the discipline.

 Gender, Place and Culture will be publishing doctoral dissertation précis in each issue. Submissions will be considered on a competitive basis. Each précis will undergo a vetting process by an Editor. Successful submissions will join the queue for publication.

 We seek original pieces of writing of about 1500 words (including references) that summarize a recently defended dissertation. Rather than publishing the abstracts submitted with the dissertation, we request that authors write a different piece summarizing the dissertation in a way that highlights the contributions to feminist geographies. We request that the abstract accompanying the dissertation be submitted alongside the newly written précis. We also request that a set of five to seven key words accompany the submission. Please refer to our guidance notes for further information on dissertation précis at: http://www.tandfonline.com/action/authorSubmission?journalCode=cgpc20&page=instructions

The Editors invite authors to submit précis of their dissertations through ScholarOne. Dissertations defended in 2016 and 2017 are now being accepted.

On behalf of the Editors of Gender, Place and Culture

Pamela Moss

Call for blog post contributions: Help us celebrate 25 years of Gender, Place and Culture!

In 2018, Gender, Place and Culture: A Journal of Feminist Geography is celebrating its 25th anniversary, and we’d like to mark the occasion by hearing from those of you who have an interest in all things feminist geography! We are therefore looking for expressions of interest to contribute blog posts to our website!

We seek 25 blogs for 25 years. The posts will be released approximately twice a month throughout 2018. And, if we receive more than 25 blogs, we’ll post them more frequently! As well as being shared via our Facebook and Twitter feed (please share with anyone who you think might be interested!) using our special #GPC25 hashtag, the blogs will also be featured on this site and a new GPC@25 website that is currently under construction.

What we need now

All we need at this stage is: 1) title/subject and 2) a short statement of a sentence or two outlining the broad topic. We will decide on the release date of the blogs nearer the time. So at this stage you are only committing yourself to delivering a 750-word blog/essay in principle.

What should I write about?

You may already have a great idea but as a guide, the theme is “Feminist Geographies at 25”. Blogs might reflect on the following ideas, but do not need to be limited to them:

  • Key interventions made by feminist geographers;
  • Histories of feminist geography;
  • Doing feminist geographies;
  • Key themes or issues;
  • Feminist geographers that have inspired your work;
  • Impact of the journal in your work;
  • Calls to action;
  • Why you wanted to be published in Gender, Place and Culture; and

Comments on current events are also appropriate, especially when related to aspects of feminist geography.

Who can write for the site?

We welcome submissions from geographers of all career stages – researchers, scholars, master’s and doctoral students, post-docs, undergraduate students, and community activists. We would especially like to encourage doctoral students and early career researchers to contribute.

Where do I submit my idea and my blog?

Submission ideas should be sent to our dedicated GPC@25 website email address (GPCat25 @ gmail.com) by 31st August 2017. These will ideally be posted in the first half of 2018. A second submission date will be set later. Blog ideas will be vetted and selected that reflect the broad interests of feminist geographers. Once your post has been selected, Anna Tarrant the social media coordinator for Gender, Place and Culture, will get in touch with you to provide an approximate timeline for delivering the blog. We would expect that most contributions be sent to us in the space of 2-3 weeks.

If you have any questions, please ask. Ideas do not need to be fully formed at this stage and we are happy to provide further guidance/advice if necessary.

Volume 24, Issue 4 now available, including special section ‘Embodying violence’

Volume 24, Issue 4 is out now! We have four fascinating articles with international focus exploring the gendered politics of empire, female pilgrims, women’s military experiences and ‘wandering intellectuals’. We also have a special section, edited by Jennifer L. Fluri & Amy Piedalue, entitled ‘Embodying Violence: Critical Geographies of Gender, Race, and Culture.’ The volume finishes with three book reviews.

Articles

Recipients of the 2017 Award for New and Emerging Scholars

The Editors for Gender, Place and Culture are very pleased to announce the recipients of the 2017 Annual Award for New and Emerging Scholars.

Kelsey Hanrahan, Towson University
Beth Wangari Kamunge, University of Sheffield

Dr. Kelsey Hanrahan will be presenting her work at the Emotional Geographies Conference in Long Beach, California, in June of this year. Her paper, entitled “The work of love when you can no longer work: Older women’s emotional experiences of dependency in northern Ghana,” is based on her dissertation work completed in 2015.

Beth Wangari Kamunge will be presenting her work at the Royal Society of Geographers with the IBG in London, United Kingdome, in August of this year. Her paper, entitled “The kitchen as a safe feminist space for marginalized knowledges?”, is part of her ongoing research for her doctoral dissertation.

We would encourage those who are attending these conferences to attend these presentations and celebrate their accomplishments together.

Rapid Response call: Emergent Spaces in the Women’s March: Intersectionality and Inclusion

Feminist Geographers Speak Out!

We are seeking papers that talk about the generative spaces brought forward by the Women’s March. These spaces are to bring out the positive aspects of solidarity that lie alongside the restrictive aspects of the US state administration. We are interested in the experiences of feminist geographers as they make sense of the growing reactions to the people who are popularly taking up space in the discussions about policy. We see the Women’s March as the embodiment of the voices that need to be heard. We are interested in inclusion – voices, bodies, viewpoints – and intersectionality – identity, relationships, spatialities.

What has the Women’s March unleashed? What resistance is happening? What are the possibilities? We have received inquiries about these emergent spaces on campuses, in parks, on the streets, in classrooms, and as a globalizing phenomenon. We have also been part of email exchanges, Skype calls, and meetings over coffee about how to support colleagues that are targeted in exclusionary state practices. Discussions about the Boston meeting at the AAG have forced us to think about the politics of boycotts, what supportive spaces mean, and what a feminist politics looks like. Include a project in your course for students to write what they are going and how they are inspired. These spaces are where things are happening, and we invite you to write about them.

These are the discussions we want to see in print. We want to pull together our thinking and not loses these thoughts as we continue our daily lives in parallel struggles. Any lengths – short blogs, and pieces that are singularly focused (1500-3000 words) and those of you who have been writing up analyses for some time, we want to hear from you, too (5000-9000 words). Some pieces we’ll send for review – and others we’ll post on our website https://genderplaceandculture.wordpress.com. Images, poems, videos – we welcome all forms of expression!

Speak out! Speak up! Let us hear from you.

Deadline: March 15 – with publication planned for April/May 2017

Please direct queries and submissions to Pamela Moss pamelam@uvic.ca  or Avril Maddrell avril.maddrell@reading.ac.uk

Women’s March Reference

Women’s March, 2017. Guiding Vision and Definition or Principles. [flyer] Available at:https://genderplaceandculture.files.wordpress.com/2017/02/1391c-wmwguidingvision26definitionofprinciples.pdf [Last accessed 28 January 2017]

 

Call for Rapid Responses: Emergent Spaces in the Women’s March: Intersectionality and Inclusion

The Women’s March brought together hundreds of thousands of supporters in Washington, DC, not only to protest the recent election in the US, but also to “affirm our shared humanity and pronounce our bold message of resistance and self-determination” (Women’s March on Washington, 2017). Conceived initially in November 2016 as a protest against the President-elect, the March took hold and spread across the globe. The day after the inauguration of the new US president, an estimated 4.8 million supporters marched and protested across the world. Participation was well beyond the boundaries of people who consider themselves activists. Sustaining the momentum of the movement is key in keeping these spaces open for resistance.

We seek to map out the emergent spaces, issues and strategies that the Women’s March has opened up for both those in the US under the current administration and those around the world facing similar ultra-conservative, ethnocentric, and nationalist upswellings.

Editors of Gender, Place and Culture welcome submissions that address the Women’s March. We encourage celebratory pieces of works as well as critiques. We thus invite submissions that take the form of creative writing, poetry, image essays, research agendas, strategy documents, policy analysis, viewpoints, polemics, and regular research papers. We call for shorter pieces (1500 to 3000 words) and longer analyses (5000 to 9000 words). We also request blogs, vlogs, and picture essays that once vetted will posted on https://genderplaceandculture.wordpress.com, as they become available.

Deadline – 15 March. Send queries and submissions to:

Pamela Moss pamelam@uvic.ca or Avril Maddrell avril.maddrell@reading.ac.uk

Submissions will be reviewed by the Editors, and where appropriate sent for peer review, with a planned publication of April-May 2017.

Works Cited

Women’s March, 2017. Guiding Vision and Definition or Principles. [flyer] Available at: https://genderplaceandculture.files.wordpress.com/2017/02/1391c-wmwguidingvision26definitionofprinciples.pdf [Last accessed 28 January 2017]