Gender Studies

2020 was a massive year by any scale, and we're happy to share a selection of top content reflecting the year in Gender Studies. Have a browse below, or head over to the individual imprint pages for more. If you’re interested in writing for us, don’t hesitate to get in touch with an editor today.

A selection of 2020's highlighted research

Insights from the Editorial Team

Nina Guttapalle, Commissioning Editor, Palgrave Macmillan

Gender Studies has always been an exciting field that pushes boundaries and brings to the forefront thoughtful insights around sex, gender, and sexuality. This year has been no exception. One of our earlier publications sheds light on the still poorly known herstory of feminist lesbian engagement in Serbia and Croatia. On our Social Science Matters blog, we address women’s political leadership during COVID-19. We investigate the relationship between gender and authority, thinking critically on whose voices are recognized as legitimate. 2020’s first Open Access volume challenges the narrative of Sweden as a role model for gender equality and LGBTQI tolerance. We critically examine masculinities, both in terms of men’s infidelity and in terms of how young men can move toward more open and egalitarian forms of masculinity. One of our recent publications provides historical context for contemporary debates on the tension between feminism and sexual freedom. The Palgrave Gender Studies list remains dedicated to publishing works that challenge norms and center the voices and perspectives of marginalized groups. I am always on the lookout for new book proposals in Gender Studies, particularly those that intersect with race, postcolonial and decolonial studies, transnationalism, the Global South, and LGBTQ studies:

Carol Bischoff, Senior Editor - Behavioral & Health Sciences journals, Springer

Springer Gender and Sexuality journals publish high-quality work – empirical research (qualitative and quantitative), theoretical and methodological discussions, conceptual review articles, brief research reports – from researchers and scholars worldwide. Key topics include gender identity; gendered attitudes, stereotyping, and sexism; intersection of gender with race, class, sexual orientation, and age; sexual behavior and its ethical, cultural, psychological, and social implications; sexual health; sexuality in relation to disability and rehabilitation. Multi- and interdisciplinary, these journals are of interest to those in a broad array of fields. In 2021, we expect continued growth in number of submissions and published articles.

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