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Monday, December 7, 2015

Call for Papers: The Catharine Stimpson Prize for Outstanding Feminist Scholarship

Call for Papers: The Catharine Stimpson Prize for Outstanding Feminist

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 scholars.

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. 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 submit papers 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.

Papers may also be submitted by post to

The Catharine Stimpson Prize Selection Committee
Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society
Northeastern University
360 Huntington Avenue
263 Holmes Hall
Boston, MA 02115

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

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