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'Journal of Research on Women and Gender' publishes inaugural issue

By Ann Friou
University News Service
April 2, 2010

An international electronic journal of research on women and gender has published its first issue, online at

The peer-reviewed Journal of Research on Women and Gender is published by the Center for Multicultural and Gender Studies and the Women and Gender Research Collaborative at Texas State University-San Marcos. The interdisciplinary journal, offered free annually over the World Wide Web, features research, pedagogical topics and creative projects from scholars around the world, including Texas State faculty. The inaugural issue includes 14 articles on:

  • healthcare in Canada for people who are transgender, two-spirit and intersexed
  • women sports reporters who fought locker-room discrimination in the 1970s
  • gender equity in Zimbabwe
  • the writings of Mayan women in the nineteenth century
  • female entrepreneurs in the United States
  • Ntozake Shange’s writings
  • women’s interpretations of women artists’ music videos
  • transgender in the writings of playwright/novelist Rachilde
  • the life of au pairs in the United States
  • Susana Rowson’s novel Reuben and Rachel
  • representations of female rock climbers
  • female eudaimonia and female participation in the economy
  • gender differences in responsibility for crimes among CSI victims
  • female journalists’ experiences of managerial competencies in traditionally male-dominated Nepali newsrooms

“The journal presents an excellent opportunity to showcase critical and creative thinking around issues of local, national, and international importance,” said Sandra Mayo, director of the Center for Multicultural and Gender Studies, who organized the Women and Gender Research Collaborative in 2008.

The journal’s leadership includes executive editor Kate Peirce, on the faculty of Texas State’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication; managing editor Terri Pantuso, Department of English; and production editor Sheila Bustillos Reynolds, Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs. The editorial board includes both Texas State faculty and faculty from other institutions representing numerous disciplines.
The editors are seeking submissions for the next issue.

More about the journal and its submission guidelines is available by visiting