Feminist Futures of Peer Review

Sep 1, 2023Events, News

I’m excited to be organizing an upcoming event called Feminist Futures of Peer Review, which brings together interdisciplinary feminist scholars for a panel discussion about how we are navigating peer review in our contemporary moment and building new models for feminist research and community support.

When: September 25, 2023. 1–2 pm EST

Where: Zoom

The event is free to attend (pre-registration is required) and all are welcome. There will be live captions and registered participants will have access to the event recording afterward—so please feel free to register even if you can’t attend live.

Register here

Event description

Peer review and evaluation are at the heart of academia but so often the racially gendered labor of this work is ignored, denied, or compounded.

It’s also no secret that the standard peer review process is in deep crisis as the COVID-19 pandemic and onslaught of professional and personal demands have dramatically reduced the number of peer reviewers available while click-based publishing models have incentivized more and more output with fewer and fewer resources.

Intersectional feminism has long provided alternative models and futures for peer review though, including approaching review as collective support, making visible the racially gendered labor of reviewing, and using review to signal-boost and deeply engage with the work of marginalized scholars.

Join us for a panel discussion with 4 interdisciplinary feminist scholars about how they are navigating peer review in our contemporary moment and collectively building intersectional feminist futures to support engaged research and critical thinking.


  • Josen Masangkay Diaz, associate professor of ethnic studies, University of San Diego
  • Dolores Inés Casillas, professor of Chicana and Chicano studies, University of California, Santa Barbara
  • April Petillo, assistant professor of public sociology, North Arizona University and coeditor of Feminist Anthropology (journal)
  • Cathy Hannabach, founder of Ideas on Fire

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