Cardiff academic wins bid for feminist journal editorship

13 July 2017

Professor Marysia Zalewski has been named as the new editor of the International Feminist Journal of Politics
Professor Marysia Zalewski has been named as the new editor of the International Feminist Journal of Politics

A School of Law and Politics academic has been named as the new home base editor of a unique journal which explores international politics using feminist and gender theory.

From January 2018, the International Feminist Journal of Politics will be based at the School of Law and Politics and will be led by an editorial team consisting of Professor Marysia Zalewski, Professor Brooke Ackerly (Vanderbilt University, USA) Professor Elisabeth Jay Friedman (University of San Francisco, USA) and Meenakshi Gopinath (Women in Security Conflict Management and Peace, India).

Professor Zalewski is one of a leading group of feminist international politics scholars who set up the journal during the 1990s. Since this time, the journal has brought together some of the most influential figures in the field to build a global community of writers and readers. The journal is an international forum which aims to foster debate across international relations, politics, gender studies, queer theory and women’s studies.

Professor Zalewski is well placed to edit the journal as her research interests are concerned with critical international relations theory, feminist theory, queer theory and political theory and she has been a long standing member of its editorial board.

As time has progressed the journal has adapted to respond to technological and societal changes and is available online and in hard copy and is now supported by wide ranging associate and assistant editorial teams located in a variety of locations across the globe.

Speaking of her appointment, Professor Zalewski said: “Securing the editorship of the International Feminist Journal of Politics is a huge achievement for the School of Law and Politics and consolidates our status as a destination for contemporary International Relations study. The work and insights of feminist, gender and queer theory are highly significant which this journal places at the forefront of discussions on politics (global and local), gender relations and sexuality.”

“Once I start editing the journal with my wonderful international colleagues I will be excited to be involved in planning the journal’s seventh conference which will take place in April at the University of San Francisco. It will be entitled Feminism + Knowledge + Politics and will bring together scholars, students and practitioners for an interdisciplinary, global exploration of feminist knowledge about politics and the politics of feminist knowledge.”

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