The Spring 2017 issue of Signs is now available online. The issue features a symposium commemorating the twenty-fifth anniversary of the publication of Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham’s pivotal Signs article, “African-American Women’s History and the The Metalanguage of Race.” The symposium, edited by Sherie M. Randolph, features essays by Robin D. G. Kelley, Tamar W. Carroll, Dayo F. Gore, Marlon M. Bailey and L. H. Stallings, and Randolph, as well as a response and reflection by Higginbotham.
Signs and the University of Chicago Press are pleased to announce that Leah Claire Allen’s article “The Pleasure of Dangerous Criticism: Interpreting Andrea Dworkin as a Literary Critic” has been awarded the 2017 Florence Howe Award for the field of English, presented by the Women’s Caucus of the Modern Language Association. The article was published in the Signs […]
The Winter 2017 issue of Signs is now available. Table of Contents Complexities of Addressing Sex in Cell Culture Research Stacey A. Ritz Neoliberal Feminism and the Future of Human Capital Catherine Rottenberg No Doctors Required: Lay Activist Expertise and Pharmaceutical Abortion in Argentina Julia McReynolds-Pérez The Making of Humans and Their Others in and […]
Signs is pleased to announce the publication of a new special issue, “Pleasure and Danger: Sexual Freedom and Feminism in the Twenty-First Century”! We are especially pleased that we are able to offer open access to all of the articles in the issue on a rotating basis: Signs editor Suzanna Danuta Walters’s introduction to the issue and Alice Echols’s retrospective essay on the 1982 Barnard Conference will remain freely available for the next three months, and all other articles in the issue will be made freely available for shorter periods.
The summer 2016 issue of Signs (vol. 41, no. 4) is now available and features the call for papers for a special issue on Displacement, guest edited by Serena Parekh and Denise Horn. The issue opens with James Bliss’s “Black Feminism Out of Place,” which argues that recent critiques of intersectionality erase Black women from […]
The winter 2016 issue of Signs (vol. 41, no. 2) features the call for papers for the 2017 Catharine Stimpson Prize for Outstanding Feminist Scholarship. Submissions are due March 1, 2016. The issue begins with Ara Wilson’s “The Infrastructure of Intimacy.” By shedding light on the connections between the intimate and the infrastructural, Wilson proposes […]
Signs and the University of Chicago Press are pleased to announce that Shatema Threadcraft’s article “Intimate Injustice, Political Obligation, and the Dark Ghetto” has been awarded the 2015 Okin-Young Award, which recognizes the best paper on feminist political theory published in an English-language academic journal during the previous calendar year. In celebration, the University of Chicago […]
The Autumn 2015 issue of Signs is now available on JSTOR. In addition to a host of articles, the issue also contains a call for papers for the 2017 Catharine Stimpson Prize for Outstanding Feminist Scholarship. The issue begins with Marie E. Berry’s analysis of Rwanda’s efforts to improve women’s status in the twenty years […]
The summer 2015 issue of Signs (vol. 40, no. 4) is now available on JSTOR! The issue opens with Mimi Thi Nguyen’s “The Hoodie as Sign, Screen, Expectation, and Force,” a meditation on the valences of the hoodie in the aftermath of Trayvon Martin’s murder. Through the hoodie, Nguyen explores the colonial racial optics that […]
The Spring 2015 issue of Signs contains the winner of the 2015 Catharine Stimpson Prize for Outstanding Feminist Scholarship (Venla Oikonnen’s article “Mitochondrial Eve and the Affective Politics of Human Ancestry”), a cluster of articles on Feminist Sinologies (edited by Nan Z. Da and Wang Zheng), and the inaugural editorial from the new editor of […]