Genders, sexualities, and feminisms

Gender, Sexualities, and Feminisms is a periodic section of Island Studies Journal.

Islands are often constructed as idyllic places in the global imaginary, seemingly fixed in time and modalities and rarely recognized as gendered terrains and contested sites of feminist activisms. Islands have histories and subjectivities shaped by the interplay of forces from within and outside its borders. This special section recognizes the unique formations and contours of gender, sexuality, and feminism in cultures, policies, practices, and aspirations in island states and among island peoples.

This section is published within the journal on a periodic basis, though individual papers will be published online ahead of print as and when they complete the peer review and editorial process. Like all papers published in Island Studies Journal, all articles in this section are subject to peer review and will be freely downloadable and open access.

We are seeking contributions on topics related to the constructions and representations of diverse genders, sexualities, and feminisms in island cultures and communities. We welcome papers that consider the intersections of gender, race, class, among others, within systems and structures of power; that situate notions of difference in [AG1] ‘islandness’; and that employ critical perspectives of struggles, resistance, and solidarity for social justice and empowerment. Students, scholars, community activists, practitioners, and others are all invited to contribute to this periodic section.

Questions regarding this periodic thematic section should be sent to the periodic section editors: Glenda Tibe Bonifacio (, Firouz Gaini (, and Ramola Ramtohul ( Manuscripts must be between 5,000-10,000 words, written in English, and prepared in accordance with the journal’s general submission guidelines: Please use ‘Genders, Sexualities, and Feminisms’ as the title for your e-mail.

Editors: Glenda Tibe Bonifacio, Firouz Gaini, and Ramola Ramtohul.