The Journal of International Women’s Studies is an online, open-access, peer-reviewed feminist journal that provides a forum for scholars, activists, and students to explore the relationships among theories of gender and sexuality and various forms of organizing and critical practice.

Dear JIWS authors and readers: the JIWS has received such a robust number of submissions that our issues are full through January 2024. We will continue to publish special issues through 1/15/24, as well as our regular issues in January 2023, August 2023, and January 2024. As a result, we are closing submissions until December 2023 when the submission link will again be opened. As many of you know, we are a small team; the Executive Editorial team and our Editorial Review Board are volunteer positions. This suspension period will allow us to produce high quality issues that we hope will educate and inspire. Thank you for your understanding—the JIWS Editorial Staff.

Current Issue: Volume 24, Issue 9 (2022) A Critical Evaluation of Mark Ramseyer’s Arguments for “Comfort Women” as Voluntary Prostitutes with Labor Contracts

Editors Introduction


Book Review

Book Review Essay

Executive Editors

Kimberly Chabot Davis, Department of English, Bridgewater State University

Diana Fox, Department of Anthropology, Bridgewater State University (on leave until Sept. 2024)

Catherine Ndinda, Human Science Research Council, Cape Town, South Africa

Priyanka Tripathi, Indian Institute of Technology Patna, India

Book Review Editor

Madhavi Venkatesan, Department of Economics, Northeastern University, MA , USA

Film Review Editors

Mohosin Mandal, Department of English, MIET College, India

Avishek Deb, Department of English, Gandhi Institute of Technology and Management University (GITAM), Bangalore, India

Editorial Assistant

Carley Taylor, Bridgewater State University, MA, USA

Special Issue Editor

Pyong Gap Min, Queens College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York