Women and Politics Research

Women and Politics Research (Section 16)

Founded in 1986, the purpose of the Women and Politics Research (Section 16) is to foster the study of women and politics within the discipline of political science.

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NEW EDITORIAL TEAM FOR POLITICS & GENDER

On behalf of the search committee for the new Politics & Gender editorial team, I am pleased to announce that we have appointed Susan Franceschet, Professor of Political Science at the University of Calgary, and Christina Wolbrecht, Professor of Political Science at the University of Notre Dame, to be the next editorial team.

The new editors’ term will begin July 2019 and be three years in duration. Their team includes Meryl Kenney (University of Edinburgh) as book review editor, and associate editors Sarah Bush (Yale University), Suzanne Dovi (University of Arizona), Alice J. Kang (University of Nebraska), Diana Z. O’Brien (Texas A&M), Wendy G. Smooth (Ohio State), and Pär Zetterberg (Uppsala University).

We would also like to thank Mary Caputi, Professor of Political Science at California State-Long Beach and outgoing Editor of Politics & Gender, for her editorship over the last three years. The incoming and outgoing editors are collaborating to make the transition as smooth as possible.

We also hope to organize a formal event at APSA to have an opportunity for all interested scholars to meet the new editorial team. Please see below a statement from the new co-editors.

Best regards,
Merike Blofield (Chair, Search Committee)
Karen Beckwith
Nadia Brown
Shauna Lani Shames
Laura Sjoberg

Statement from the new editors:

“We are delighted to have been selected as co-editors of Politics & Gender and are fully committed to maintaining the tradition of excellence established by our predecessors. We look forward to publishing the highest-quality research on gender and politics with a commitment to pluralism and diversity, including in terms of substantive topics, methodological approaches, and theoretical perspectives. Our vision for Politics & Gender understands gender as fundamental to and constitutive of politics, narrowly and broadly defined, in all contexts and arenas, and in all parts of the world. We view the study of gender and politics as necessarily intersectional and inclusive of issues of sexuality, sexual identity, and gender identity. We are excited to help facilitate continued scholarly advances in this dynamic and important field.”

— Susan Franceschet, Professor of Political Science at the University of Calgary, and Christina Wolbrecht, Professor of Political Science at the University of Notre Dame

NOTE: @PoliticsGenderJ will be the active Twitter account for the journal starting July 1, 2019.