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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.

Audience(s): Academics & Faculty


  • Under the leadership of Professors Suzanna Danuta Walters and Carla Kaplan, the Signs editorial office has been housed at Northeastern University since 2015. Professor Walters serves as editor in chief and Professor Kaplan serves as the chair of the board of associate editors. Signs will be housed at Northeastern until 2024. As part of their editorial vision, Professors Walters and Kaplan inaugurated the Feminist Public Intellectuals Project, an open-access initiative seeking to engage feminist theorizing with pressing political and social issues. The Feminist Public Intellectuals Project and Signs won the Phoenix Award for Significant Editorial Achievement in 2018 from the Council of Editors of Learned Journals.