Feminist Legal Studies: Call for Editorial Board Members

by | 2 Oct 2017

Georgia O’Keefe – Drawing XIII

Feminist Legal Studies celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2018.  The Editorial Board invites new members to join us as we look to the future in sustaining and regenerating feminist legal studies.  Since the new editorial board was established in 2013, we have continued to operate as a feminist collective committed to publishing interdisciplinary, theoretically engaged feminist scholarship relating to law and legal phenomena. Editors have consolidated FLS investment in critical approaches through, for example, stronger engagement with critical race perspectives.  We are also interested in the practical development of our field through encouraging documentation and analysis of exciting new engagements, including feminist legal activisms, decolonizing techniques, and governance adaptations.  We have started a dialogue about how best to ‘mix FLaK’ and draw on feminist commitments to openness, dissent and experience as we engage with new methods of inhabiting difficult spaces while sustaining the legacy of gender based critique of doctrine, policy and institutionalism.  Members of Feminist Legal Studies are committed to the journal as a living thing, which enables collaboration with others in trying to make our multiple worlds – of research, publishing and everyday life – more habitable.

Would you like to join us?    If you think you might be interested:

  • Read more about what is involved (e.g. here and here);
  • Check out our statement of principles;
  • Fill in the form overleaf, telling us a bit more about yourself; and
  • Send the form to Harriet Samuels (H.Samuels@westminster.ac.uk) by 4pm on Friday December 16th.

New editorial board members will normally be based at universities in the UK and Ireland (given travel expense constraints) and will be selected with reference to the following criteria:

  • Range of subject specialisms, theoretical perspectives and methodological expertise;
  • Relevant journal and publishing experience as well as related experience – for example, organising reading groups or workshops;
  • Range of institutional affiliation and career stages.

What is involved?

Running a journal is hard work, but it is also fun. Responsibilities of editorial board membership include, but are not limited to:

  • Reading articles;
  • Editing;
  • Proof-reading and copy-editing for publication;
  • Attending meetings (approx. five per year);
  • Corresponding with authors and reviewers;
  • Spreading the word about the journal;
  • Planning for the future of the journal.

The expectation is that you would commit to being a member of the editorial board for at least three years. We aim to have new members in place by March 2018.

Our Statement of Principles

Feminist Legal Studies aims to publish critical, interdisciplinary, theoretically engaged feminist scholarship relating to law (broadly conceived). It has a particular interest in work that extends feminist debates and analysis by reference to critical and theoretical approaches and perspectives, including postcolonial, transnational and poststructuralist work. The journal publishes material in a range of formats, including articles, essay reviews, interviews, book reviews, notes on recent legal developments and creative content. The journal is committed to an international perspective and to the promotion of feminist work in all areas of law. The editorial board encourages the submission of papers from people working outside the academy, as well as from researchers in any discipline.


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