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.
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 […]
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 […]
The Winter 2015 issue of Signs begins with a comparative perspective symposium titled “Politics of the Sensing Subject: Gender, Perception, Art,” edited and introduced by Anne Keefe. The symposium is inspired by the new centrality of affective studies in feminist theorizations of subjectivity, embodiment, politics, and social change. The five essays in the symposium demonstrate […]
The most recent issue of Signs (available on JSTOR) begins with a Comparative Perspectives Symposium on “Gendered Bodies in the Protest Sphere,” edited by Miranda Outman-Kramer and Susana Galán. Inspired by the wave of grassroots protests that swept the world beginning in 2011, this symposium sets out to consider the politics of the protesting body—a […]