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Feminist Anthropology: The AFA Journal

Feminist Anthropology is a multi-disciplinary peer-reviewed journal designed to magnify and center scholarship that has been cast to the margins.


At Feminist Anthropology, we are particularly committed to highlighting the unique strengths of feminist anthropology and seek submissions that champion and innovate many epistemological and methodological approaches that speak to issues of gender equity, inclusion, and radical possibility.

Feminist Anthropology has a vision of feminism that is heterogeneous, rich, and multi-disciplinary. The journal encompasses a range of praxes within anthropology’s spectrum of humanistic and scientific endeavors. 


Feminist Anthropology features the latest scholarship from a feminist perspective. The journal is published twice yearly. 


Feminist Anthropology has regular CFPs for special issues.


Feminist Anthropology accepts four different types of submissions. While each issue will include research articles, the other types of submissions are occasional features.

  • Research Articles: Traditional evidence-based research articles from 4000-8000 words
  • Situating Research: Essays that explore a particular issue in feminist research, theory or praxis, but do not necessarily rely on traditional anthropological research (max 3000 words)
  • Voices in Conversation: excerpts of interviews with feminist thinkers
  • Art Matters: Feminist poems, creative non-fiction or fiction, or visual art
  • Feminist Pedagogies: Contributions on the praxis of feminist teaching and mentoring (max 3000 words)

All submissions should be made using our ScholarOne site. Submissions are accepted on a rolling basis.

Below is a basic checklist to assess if your article is a fit for Feminist Anthropology and to determine if it is ready to send to us for consideration.

  • The manuscript is based on original research and includes appropriate evidence, be it ethnographic, somatic, linguistic, material or otherwise.
  • The manuscript engages relevant literatures that demonstrate a consideration of citational politics. Like the editorial team at PoLAR reminds us, “Citations are effective when they are relevant to your research questions and arguments. Sometimes these will include concepts and ideas that are currently popular, highly cited, or foundational concepts in the field. Sometimes the best fit for your analysis will come from less frequently cited works.” For further discussion of citational politics, please reference Sarah Ahmed’s “ Making Feminist Points ;” Lynn Bolles’s “ Telling the Story Straight: Black Feminist Intellectual Thought in Anthropology ;” and Catherine Lutz’s “ The Erasure of Women’s Writing in Sociocultural Anthropology .”
  • The manuscript follows the formatting outlined in the AAA Style Guide . This guide is based on the Chicago Manual of Style (CMoS), 17th edition which should be reviewed for styles not mentioned in this style guide. Plain text of these guidelines can be found here:

Interested parties may send queries to the editors Allison Bloom, Sreeparna Chattopadhyay, April Petillo, and M. Gabriela Torres at