Like the study of gender in global politics, the series will be interdisciplinary, drawing widely on perspectives in political science, international relations, and women's and gender studies, along with law, anthropology, cultural studies, economics, sociology, and geography. It will include a range of books, from scholarly monographs to textbooks to books of general interest.
General Approach of the Series
The use of gender as a category of analysis has contributed in important new ways to International Relations' understandings of global politics and the global economy. For example, feminists tell us that military prostitution was a key element in the negotiations over U.S. - South Korean security arrangements in the 1970s, that in-migration patterns to Malaysia cannot be explained without understanding the complex intersection of gender, race, and nation, that the tourism industry reveals that the global political economy relies on gender subordination to function, and that the non-combatant immunity principle in war risks women's lives while claiming to protect them, along with many other key theoretical insights that would not have been noticed without a distinctly feminist perspective.
The series is interested in books that analyze gender across global politics, including but not limited to security, political economy, human rights, environmental politics, health, international law, and area studies. The books will highlight the contributions of gender analysis to International Relations while they also stimulate the theoretical development of feminist IR not only as critique of, but also an alternative to, the IR orthodoxy. Its books - case studies, critical perspectives, and theoretical (re)formulations can contribute both to establishing feminist IR as a paradigm within IR and to transforming the study and practice of 21st century global politics, since the global political arena is one (of many) place(s) that gender can no longer be ignored. Books addressing a wide range of potential topics within this theoretical rubric are invited.
How to Submit a Proposal
Potential authors should submit a copy of their CV or résumé, a book proposal, and sample chapters from the work (if available) to the series editors, J. Ann Tickner and Laura Sjoberg (see contact information at the bottom of this document). In general, all material should be unbound and double-spaced, on single-sided paper. Both series editors are willing to answer any formatting or substantive questions via email.
About the Series Editors
J. Ann Tickner is Distinguished Scholar in Residence at American University and Professor Emerita of International Relations at the University of Southern California. She served as the President of the International Studies Association (ISA) in 2006-2007, and is widely recognized as a pioneer and leader in the field of feminist International Relations. She was recently awarded the ISA's Susan Northcutt Award for a scholar who actively works toward recruiting and advancing women and minorities in the discipline. She is the author of Gendering World Politics: Issues and Approaches in the Post-Cold War Era and Gender and International Relations: Feminist Perspectives on Achieving Global Security, (both published by Columbia University Press) and numerous articles in leading journals, such as International Studies Quarterly, International Studies Review and Millennium.
Laura Sjoberg is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Florida. She is the current Chair of the Committee on the Status of Women for the International Studies Association and was recently the chair of the Feminist Theory and Gender Studies Section of the International Studies Association. She is the author of Gender, Justice, and the Wars in Iraq (Lexington, 2006) and Mothers, Monsters, Whores: Women's Violence in Global Politics (with Caron Gentry, Zed Books, 2007). Her work has recently been published in leading journals such as the International Feminist Journal of Politics, Politics and Gender, International Studies Quarterly, International Studies Review, International Relations, and International Politics.
The series editors prefer you submit your material by email. To make contact, follow the links below to the contact form for each editor.
J. Ann Tickner
If you prefer to mail your materials, mail them to Laura Sjoberg's attention at:
University of Florida
Department of Political Science
PO Box 117325
Gainesville, FL 32611