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Journal of Interdisciplinary Feminist Thought

About This Journal

Interdisciplinary contemporary women’s issues explored through themed issues.

Call for Papers

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: August 16, 2016

The Journal of Interdisciplinary Feminist Thought invites contributions for its next issue:

The Power of Social Institutions and Women’s Lives

Social institutions, complex organizations of beliefs, values, and expectations of a society, are powerful forces in the determination and regulation of the human behavior of its members. These institutions include governmental, religious, economic, educational, and health care institutions, as well as the media, and the family. Each of these institutions, nationally and internationally, influences the status, structure, and exercise of human rights for women today. For that reason, the editors of JIFT find that it is time to explore and highlight some examples of how powerful institutions may both limit and abuse the rights of contemporary women, and how women have struggled to address these issues.

Possible Topics: Violence and Discrimination Against Women Sex Trafficking Domestic Violence

  • Equal Rights and Women
    • U.S., and the Equal Rights Amendment
    • Women in the Workplace; Family Leave; Early Childhood Education
  • Violence and Discrimination Against Women
    • Sex Trafficking
    • Domestic Violence
  • Women and Leadership
    • Barriers to Empowerment of Women
    • Religious Influences
  • Effects of Racial, Cultural, and Economic Differences
    • Women and Poverty
    • Women and Reproductive Health

Submit all manuscripts, electronically, to co-editors: Each manuscript must include:
  • a title page
  • abstract
  • contact information listing:
    • the name of the author(s),
    • institution
    • telephone number
    • email address for all authors.
Please include the home and work address for the corresponding author.