Call for Expressions of Interest, Special Edition of Australian Feminist Studies, Diverse Perspectives on Medicine and Health

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Call for Papers
July 1, 2022 to October 10, 2022
Subject Fields: 
Health and Health Care, History of Science, Medicine, and Technology, Humanities, Public Health, Women's & Gender History / Studies

Submit a Manuscript to the Routledge Journal

Australian Feminist Studies


Special Issue on:



Abstract deadline

10 October 2022


Manuscript deadline

30 April 2023


Special Issue Editor(s)

Alison Downham Moore, Western Sydney University

Tinashe Dune, Australian College of Applied Psychology

Fouzieyha Towghi, The Australian National University



Expressions of interest are sought for contributions to a planned special issue of Australian Feminist Studies devoted to the topic of ‘Diverse perspectives on health and medicine’.

We seek contributions from numerous disciplinary perspectives reflecting diverse cultures and populations located within and across different national and regional areas. We particularly welcome feminist engagements with Indigenous health and cultures of the global South, women and girls living with disabilities, refugee and migrant women’s health, women doctors, medical researchers and folk healers, questions including and beyond sexual and reproductive health and rights, medical concepts of gender-specific pathologies, LGBTIQA+ health, ageing and neuro-diverse women.

We welcome contributions from all disciplines concerned with feminism and health or medicine, including but not limited to: health sociology, medical anthropology, medical history, medical ethics, feminist studies of biomedicine, medical humanities, cultural studies of medicine and health, history and philosophy of science, feminist legal studies, politics, geography, film studies, and design.

Potential areas for consideration include but are not limited to:

  • women’s reported experiences of health care discrimination or inequality
  • histories and current practices of genecology and obstetrics
  • transgender medicine and health rights
  • women’s contraceptive technologies
  • hormone replacement therapies
  • women’s ageing health
  • Indigenous women’s health
  • women folk healers
  • LGBTIQA+ health and medical care
  • marginalization of women doctors, midwives, and medical researchers
  • historical exclusion of women as medical research subjects
  • historical and contemporary medical and public health experimentations on women
  • embryo donors, IVF and other reproductive technologies
  • medical care and health of women and girls living with disabilities
  • gender discrimination

Submission Instructions

Contributions can be between 6-8,000 wds for research articles. Shorter polemical pieces up to 5,000 wds can be considered for the ‘Feminist Debates’ section. While the expectation is that contributions will be scholarly in orientation, polemical and autobiographic pieces may also be proposed. Co-authored pieces are most welcome. All submissions will be peer-reviewed as per the journal’s policies.

Your expression of interest (300 wds max) should indicate what questions or ideas you wish to address, the proposed length of your submission, and your key words. Dot points can be used. Please include contact details and a 2 line bio note.

EOIs should be emailed as word documents. Invitations to submit full papers will be issued shortly after the deadline for EOIs.

Full submissions will be due on 30 Apr 2023.

Inquiries and EOIs should be emailed to: