Skip to content
Stories

Feminists Theorize COVID-19: A Symposium

People in this story

COVID-19 Symposium "Feminists Theorize COVID-19" Image.
COVID-19 Symposium

Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society recently published their COVID-19 symposium to offer a feminist lens to the ongoing pandemic.

In the midst of this terrible time, Signs wanted to reach out to a group of scholars to think through – with a feminist lens – the parameters of the pandemic and the social ills and inequities it has both revealed and amplified.  It is a clear testament to where feminism is now that all these essays range widely, locating this pandemic in a robustly intersectional feminist framework, where the various sites of oppression and inequality literally spill over into each other, and where borders (intellectual, political, embodied) are revealed as porous and contested.  When a masculinity that is literally toxic infects the world stage, our need for feminist leadership (Jacinda Ardern, Black Lives Matter, and the list goes on) is ever more pressing.  This symposium is a welcome addition to the growing dialogue about the relationship between the pandemic and persistent vectors of inequality.

-Suzanna Danuta Walters, Signs Editor in Chief

The articles from the symposium are accessible to all and can be found here.

More Stories

Congratulations to the Newly Appointed Inaugural Executive Director of the Mills Institute

11.29.2022

Why Did Elizabeth Holmes Change her Voice?

11.22.2022

Congratulations to the 2022 Ticknor Society Prize Winner

12.06.22
News