Genders is an open access online journal. We seek submissions that address the pasts and possible futures of gender as an analytical tool that invariably finds expression through a labile nexus of allied categories. It invites essays that consider genders, sexual difference, and/or sexualities in the broad field of humanities criticism and theory, including the arts, literature, performance, film, music, photography, television, digital culture, popular culture, and cultural critique. 

Genders welcomes all critical approaches as well as critiques of those approaches as they relate to genders, sexual difference, and sexualities.  We particularly welcome cutting-edge work that explores changes in theories, heuristics, and concepts of genders, sexual difference, and sexualities, their inter-relations, and their operations in the intersections of humanities and other critical topics and fields, including feminist and queer studies, postcolonial studies, ecology, critical race and ethnic studies, posthumanisms, globalisms, and issues of social change.


Associate Professor Karen Jacobs, University of Colorado Boulder
Professor Judith Roof, Rice University

Editorial Assistants

Clare Spaulding
Alanna Beroiza

Editorial Board

  • Aliyyah Abdur-Rahman, Brandeis University
  • reneé hoogland, Wayne State University
  • E. Patrick Johnson, Northwestern University
  • Susan S. Lanser, Brandeis University
  • Deepti Misri, University of Colorado Boulder
  • Jasbir Puar, Rutgers University
  • Juana María Rodriguez, University of California, Berkeley
  • Sandra Soto, University of Arizona
  • Kathryn Bond Stockton, University of Utah

Advisory Board

  • Aren Z. Aizura, University of Minnesota
  • Dennis Allen, West Virgina University
  • Irina Aristarkhova, University of Michigan
  • Anjali Arondekar, University of California, Santa Cruz
  • Matthew Bannister, Waikato Institute of Technology
  • Lia T. Bascomb, Georgia State University
  • Simone Browne, University of Texas, Austin 
  • Antoinette Burton, University of Illinois
  • Deborah A. Cohler, San Francisco State University
  • Laura Doan, University of Manchester
  • Holly Dugan, George Washington University
  • Katherine Eggert, University of Colorado Boulder
  • Fatima El-Tayeb, University of California San Diego
  • Kevin Floyd, Kent State University
  • Elizabeth Freeman, University of California, Davis
  • David Greven, University of South Carolina
  • Scott Herring, Indiana University
  • Kim Hester Williams, Sonoma State University
  • Cheryl Higashida, University of Colorado Boulder
  • Janice Ho, University of Colorado Boulder
  • Amanda Howell, Griffith University
  • Chris Hudson, RMIT University
  • Carole Jones, University of Edinburgh
  • Cael Keegan, Grand Valley State University
  • Devoney Looser, Arizona State University
  • Heather Love, University of Pennsylvania
  • Hélène Machinal, Université de Bretagne Occidentale
  • Anita Mannur, Miami University
  • Sharon Marcus, Columbia University
  • Yolanda Martínez-San Miguel, Rutgers University
  • Lauren Mason, University of Arizona
  • Beth McCoy, SUNY-Geneseo
  • Linda Mizejewski, Ohio State University
  • Minoo Moallem, University of California at Berkeley
  • Liz Montegary, Stony Brook University
  • Debali Mookerjea-Leonard, James Madison University
  • Donald Morton, Syracuse University
  • Melissa Mowry, St. John’s University
  • Amber Jamilla Musser, Washington University in St. Louis
  • Elizabeth Otto, The State University of New York at Buffalo
  • Sangeeta Ray, University of Maryland
  • Valerie Rohy, University of Vermont
  • Carol Siegel, Washington State University Vancouver
  • Jackie Stacey, University of Manchester
  • Jordan Alexander Stein, Fordham University
  • Banu Subramaniam, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  • Pamela Thoma, Washington State University
  • Iris van der Tuin, Utrecht University
  • Robyn Warhol, The Ohio State University
  • Beverly Weber, University of Colorado Boulder
  • Robyn Wiegman, Duke University
  • Laura Winkiel, University of Colorado Boulder
  • Justyna Wlodarczyk, University of Warsaw
  • Lynda Zwinger,  University of Arizona

Website Design

Karen Jacobs, University of Colorado Boulder

Submission Guidelines