Call for Papers

Submission Guidelines

Original Teaching Activities (1,500-2,500 words, not including references): Instructional activities, assignments, projects or assessment techniques for a single class; unit, module, or semester-long projects; or approaches to an entire course

Submissions should be applicable to a wide range of classes across disciplines and forefront feminist pedagogy by focusing on strategies related to diversity, equity, inclusion, and access.

Each submission must include the following information:

  • Title
  • Introduction and Rationale
  • Learning Objectives
  • Explanation
  • Debriefing
  • Assessment
  • References

Here's an example of an excellent OTA: What’s the Word on the Street?: Witnessing/Performing Theory

Critical Commentaries (1,000-1,200 words, not including references): Thoughtful reflections on teaching practices and processes. Short editorials offer a first person perspective on feminist pedagogy as a method or philosophy. Narrative expositions allow contributors to share insights and ideas without focusing on a specific classroom activity or assignment.

Here's an example of an excellent CC: The Threat of Returning to “Normal”: Resisting Ableism in the Post-COVID Classroom

Social Justice Strategies (1,000-1,750 words, not including references): Practices and resources for the classroom or campus community that advocate for social justice, human rights, and/or the inclusion of marginalized people. Specific texts, thematic compilations, organized events, and strategies for engagement are welcomed.

Each submission must include the following information:

  • Title
  • Overview of Strategy, including Target Audience
  • Rationale
  • Analysis of Effectiveness
  • References

Book and Media Reviews (500-1,000 words):

Book reviews of pedagogical approaches, theories, and methods. No textbook reviews.

Media reviews of educational resources and documentaries useful for teaching.

We ask that book and media criticism is constructive in nature and largely positive. Reviews should note the scope and purpose of the work and its usefulness to educators, although other information may certainly be included.

Please email the Book and Media Review Editor, Dr. Aubrey Huber, at aubreyahuber@usf.edu with any questions. No unsolicited reviews are accepted.

Call for Special Issue Proposals

Feminist Pedagogy invites scholars to submit proposals for special issues in line with the journal’s focus on higher education teaching strategies and approaches. The purpose of the special issue is to provide a collection of articles on a specific topic of feminist pedagogy that the journal has not covered substantially and has the potential to be of high interest to the readers. We will consider proposals for special issues throughout the year.

If you have further questions, or are ready to submit a proposal, please contact us at .

Special issue proposals may take three forms:

  • revised and extended papers, previously presented at a conference, that focus on areas within the scope of the journal.
  • special issues with a specific theme and an open call for papers. We are happy to post open calls on our journal website.
  • collections that span a single discipline. We are happy to post open calls on our journal website.

Information to be provided in a proposal:

  • 500 word rationale explaining the significance, novelty, and adherence to the scope of the journal of the proposed theme.
  • a list of suggested topics within the theme.
  • a plan for obtaining quality papers.
  • a condensed CV of the proposed Guest Editor(s).
  • list of potential reviewers.
  • a proposed call-for-papers (if needed).
  • a proposed timeline , including submission deadlines and completion of the editorial process.

Selection of proposals based on:

  • overall quality of the proposal.
  • theme is within the scope of the journal.
  • provides significant novelty and complements previously published issues of the journal.
  • focus on intersectionality.
  • likelihood of delivering the final product within the proposed deadline.
Instructions for Authors Gendered Machines? Feminist Approaches to AI & Pedagogy Call for Papers for a Special Issue in Feminist Pedagogy

CFP: Gendered Machines? Feminist Approaches to AI & Pedagogy

When OpenAI released ChatGTP to the public in November 2022, waves of fear, excitement, curiosity, and dread rippled through higher education. The predictions ranged from dire to exuberant. Multiple journals have published or are currently creating special issues on AI’s recent impact on education, including Communication Teacher and the Iowa Journal of Communication. We seek critical commentaries (1000-1,200 words), original teaching activities (1,500-2,500 words), social justice strategies (1,000-1,750 words), and book/media reviews (500-1,000 words) that take a uniquely feminist approach to understanding AI in higher education. Our hope is that reflecting on AI’s impact on pedagogy nearly two years after ChatGTP was released will enable productive reflections and analysis.

Topics could include:

  • How feminist theory can inform our approach to AI
  • The (in)accuracy of predictions about AI in higher education
  • Bias in AI systems
  • Implications of using AI for grading, lesson planning, and other academic labor
  • Teaching activities that embrace AI
  • Teaching actives that challenge and critique AI
  • The promise and peril of using AI to promote social justice

Please do not be constrained by the list above. We seek a variety of perspectives that reflect the wide range of feminist views on both technology and pedagogy.

Authors with accepted proposals will be required to complete blind reviews of two other accepted articles. Please only submit a proposal if you can commit to this term.


  • Extended abstract (200-500 words) due by May 1, 2024 to be considered for this special issue
  • Accepted proposals notified by May 15, 2024
  • Full papers due Sept 1, 2024
  • Peer reviews due by Oct 15, 2024
  • Revised drafts due by Jan 15, 2025
  • Final submissions must follow the journal’s style and requirements. See Instructions for Authors for more information.

    Questions can be directed to Dr. Margaret Murray at mamurr@umich.edu