Cynthia Enloe discusses gender and the rise of the global Right with the coeditors of the forthcoming Signs special issue on the topic, Agnieszka Graff, Ratna Kapur, and Suzanna Danuta Walters.
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Artist Statement Since I was a child I’ve been enthralled with folktales, myths, and literature, and these have been a major source of inspiration in my work. Children’s games, old theater forms like puppetry and opera, traditional British folk ballads, divination, superstitions, the human/animal boundary, and the natural world also come into play in my […]
The Autumn 2018 issue of Signs is available online from the University of Chicago Press. The table of contents is as follows: A Note from the Editor Suzanna Danuta Walters Articles The Vampire, the Queer, and the Girl: Reflections on the Politics and Ethics of Immortality’s Gendering Kimberly J. Lau Front Porch Revolution: Resilience Space, […]
Feminist legal scholar, writer, teacher, and activist Catharine A. MacKinnon discusses “Sexual Harassment in the Age of #MeToo” with Durba Mitra, assistant professor of studies of women, gender, and sexuality at Harvard University.
Eileen Boris, Sarah Jones, Collier Meyerson, and Katherine Turk discuss Bernice Yeung’s book In a Day’s Work: The Fight to End Sexual Violence against America’s Most Vulnerable Workers, with a response from Yeung.
Artist Statement For the past twenty years, renowned graphic designer and fine artist Paula Scher has been reinterpreting society’s approach to data and our visual representation of the trafficked environment. Through her large-scale cartographic paintings, she has created a novel way of mapping traditional information while subjectively twisting and confounding it. Intricate, colorful, and obsessively […]
The Summer 2018 issue of Signs is now available online from the University of Chicago Press. Articles The Third Shift: The Politics of Representation and the Psychological Turn Lorna Finlayson Gender as “Ebola from Brussels”: The Anticolonial Frame and the Rise of Illiberal Populism Elżbieta Korolczuk and Agnieszka Graff Empowerment and Privacy? Home Use of […]
Saida Grundy and Wahneema Lubiano discuss Brittney Cooper’s book Eloquent Rage.
The Spring 2018 issue of Signs is a special issue on Displacement, edited by Denise Horn and Serena Parekh, that addresses the urgent “global refugee crisis” while also understanding displacement as a larger phenomenon.
Artist Biography Ana Teresa Fernández is a visual artist who uses performance as a primary research tool in her multimedia practice. Fernández’s work includes community-based projects, public art, sculpture, performance, video, and larger-than-life oil paintings that critique cultural assumptions and stereotypes about Latina women. Fernandez uses her own experience of having migrated to the US with […]