Gender and Design: Studies in Material Culture

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Call for Papers
February 15, 2019
New York, United States
Subject Fields: 
Colonial and Post-Colonial History / Studies, Humanities, Race Studies, Women's & Gender History / Studies, Cultural History / Studies

 Gender and Design: Studies in Material Culture

This edited volume will examine intersections of design and gender across a range of historical moments, political environments and material categories. We invite readings and materialist critiques of designed objects, exchanges, spaces, instruments, affects and styles as well as evaluations of ‘design practice’ as gendered work, performance, or representation. Of particular interest are contemporary design theory, transnational design events, ecological design, new technocentric or scientific design, posthuman material culture, and local design archaeologies as they relate to the politics of gender and agency in our post-millennial era.

Please send abstracts in English of 300-500 words, along with a short biography by February 15, 2019 to Binita Mehta at, Pia Mukherji at, and Jennifer A. Rich at


Contact Info: 

Jennifer Rich, Ph.D.

Department of Writing Studies and Rhetoric

Mason Hall 123

Hofstra University

Hempstead, LI 11549