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Journal of Interdisciplinary Gender Studies: JIGS
The Journal of Interdisciplinary Gender Studies is a refereed journal published twice a year by the University of Newcastle, NSW, Australia.
The journal grew out of the Interdisciplinary Gender Studies conferences that are held at the University of Newcastle, NSW, in June each year. These conferences have attracted papers ranging across disciplines and reflecting the extent to which the study of gender has spread beyond its initial concerns with women as a disadvantaged group to embrace gay and lesbian issues, race, ethnicity, sexuality and masculinity. The conferences also provide a forum in which postgraduate students can present papers alongside more experienced researchers.
The journal is concerned with gender issues of interest to those from a wide range of academic disciplines. Articles may be located within a single discipline, but we welcome articles which challenge and cross disciplinary boundaries in the pursuit of gender issues in unconventional or unexpected territories. All articles submitted to the journal are considered not only for their original contribution to knowledge, but also for their ability to make that contribution accessible to those in other disciplines. It is also our policy to publish the work of new researchers alongside that of established scholars.
Journal of Interdisciplinary Gender Studies is administrated by an Editorial Board. Its members are: Shirley Ardener (University of Oxford, UK), Lois Bryson (RMIT Melbourne, Australia), Graham Dawson (University of Brighton, UK), Linda Dickens (University of Warwick, UK), Hester Lessard (University of Victoria, Canada), Janice Monk (University of Arizona, USA), Jane O’Sullivan (University of New England, Australia), Maila Stivens (University of Melbourne, Australia), Jill Vickers (Carleton University, Canada), Nira Yuval-Davis (University of Greenwich, UK)