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Saturday, August 8, 2015

2017 Stimpson Prize for Outstanding Feminist Scholarship

The University of Chicago Press and Signs are pleased to announce the
competition for the 2017 Catharine Stimpson Prize for Outstanding Feminist
Scholarship. Named in honor of the founding editor of Signs: Journal of
Women in Culture and Society, the Catharine Stimpson Prize is designed to
recognize excellence and innovation in the work of emerging feminist

The Catharine Stimpson Prize is awarded biennially to the best paper in an
international competition. Leading feminist scholars from around the globe
will select the winner. The prizewinning paper will be published in Signs,
and the author will be provided an honorarium of $1,000. All papers
submitted for the Stimpson Prize will be considered for peer review and
possible publication in Signs.

Eligibility: Feminist scholars in the early years of their careers (fewer
than seven years since receipt of the terminal degree) are invited to
submit papers for the Stimpson Prize. This includes current graduate
students. Papers may be on any topic that falls under the broad rubric of
interdisciplinary feminist scholarship. Submissions must be no longer than
10,000 words (including notes and references) and must conform to the
guidelines for Signs contributors (

Deadline for Submissions: March 1, 2016.

Please share this call with any colleagues, groups, or graduate students
who may be interested. This call is available at or as a PDF at
Please contact Signs Deputy Editor Andrew Mazzaschi (
with any questions.

Papers can be submitted online at Be sure to
indicate submission for consideration for the Catharine Stimpson Prize. The
honorarium will be awarded upon publication of the prizewinning article.

/Congratulations to Venla Oikkonen, winner of the 2015 Catharine Stimpson
Prize, for her essay "Mitochondrial Eve and the Affective Politics of Human
Ancestry," which appears in the Spring 2015 issue of Signs (

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