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Recognized as the leading international journal in women’s and gender studies, Signs is at the forefront of new directions in feminist scholarship. Challenging the boundaries of knowledge concerning women’s and men’s lives in diverse regions of the globe, Signs publishes scholarship that raises new questions and develops innovative approaches to our understanding of the past and present. Signs publishes pathbreaking articles, review essays, comparative perspectives, and retrospectives of interdisciplinary interest addressing gender, race, culture, class, nation, and sexuality.


  • Under the leadership of Professors Suzanna Danuta Walters and Carla Kaplan, the Signs editorial office will be housed at Northeastern University, beginning in 2015. The longstanding tradition of rotating the editorship of Signs ensures that new voices and perspectives continue to shape the field of feminist scholarship. Professor Walters will serve as editor in chief, and Professor Kaplan will serve as the chair of the board of associate editors. Professors Walters and Kaplan will officially assume leadership of the journal on January 1, 2015, and Signs will be housed at Northeastern until at least 2019.