Special Issue of Women’s Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal: Women Confronting Political Bias in Spain

Due Date: 10-15-2021

This special issue of Women’s Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal invites submissions that address how women in contemporary Spain challenge the political system and claim space in the public sphere. We are especially interested in work that questions traditional neoliberal narratives of the Transition period and beyond, as well as scholarship that engages contemporary discourse around national identity, cultural memory, or political practices in Spain. We anticipate a truly interdisciplinary issue with a variety of articles from fields such as literature, film, media studies, theater and performance studies, cultural studies, visual arts, history, philosophy, anthropology, and sociology. Submissions should approach the topic from a scholarly or practical (pedagogical or activist) perspective.

Topics of interest include cultural studies pedagogies, democracy, domestic labor, economic precarity, environmental justice, gender and media, immigration and immigrant rights, politics of language, legacy of the Transition, personal as political, public activism, racism and racial justice, reproductive justice, and resurgence of the extreme right.

Interested parties should submit a CV and a 400–600-word abstract or proposal, as well as any questions, to Novia Pagone ( by 15 October 2021. Proposals should indicate the projected length of your submission, framework of inquiry, and the questions or key ideas you wish to address. Notifications will be sent by 30 October, with articles due for peer review by 3 January 2022. For more information, visit