CfAs for Special Issue of the European Journal of Gender and Politics

Resistance/to Resist/Resisting: how gender shapes how resistance is thought of,
organised, and lived

This Special Issue investigates resistance and the act of resisting in its interrelation with gender. Located in an interdisciplinary manner within Political Science, International Relations, Anthropology, Development Studies and Sociology, Resistance Studies analyse – both theoretically and practically– the concept and praxis of resistance in all shapes and forms, from its pragmatic rationale to the mundane acts within what is called everyday resistance. Resistance and the act of resisting are understood here both within social and collective dynamics, related to the gendered inner structures, power relations language used in social movements or revolutions, as well as within more individual dimensions, linked to individual, everyday or hidden resistance dynamics and initiatives. Throughout the decades, Feminist and Gender Studies have been focusing on the intersections between different power structures, relations and oppressions, with the aim of questioning and deconstructing them from various perspectives – as well as of offering alternatives. This Special Issue’s objective is that of bringing together all those perspectives and approaches regarding the ontological and epistemological analysis of resistance from feminist lenses. We are looking for both theoretical and empirical contributions around the following intersections: 

- Feminist Theory and Resistance Studies;
- Gender, race, class and culture dimensions within Resistance Studies;
- Transnational Migration, Diaspora Studies, Resistance Studies and gender;
- Gender, power relations and resistance;
- Gender, power relations and (non)violent revolutions;
- Gender, peace, pacifism;
- Intersectionality and resistance;
- Gender and everyday resistance dynamics;
- Gender, methodologies and dynamics of resistance;
- Gender, human rights and resistance;
- Gender and creative resistance.

If you would like to participate, please send your abstract and short author biography to Sheida Besozzi ( and Itziar Mujika Chao ( by March 20, 2023 at midnight (CET). The abstracts need to be 500 words maximum in length, including a straightforward question, justification, methods and key findings or contributions. The author’s biography needs to be 150 words maximum.

* If you would like to participate but the deadline of this CfA is tight or does not work for you, please do get in touch with us through the email addresses mentioned above. 

** If the topic that you are working on does not necessarily fit with the above mentioned parameters, but you think it could work in the overall theme of the Special Issue, please do get in touch with us through the email addresses mentioned above.