Gender Issues

About the series


Gender Studies developed alongside and emerged out of feminist movements and critical theorizing of the 20th century. Today they are both recognized as a discrete teaching and research area and an integral part of various disciplines. Gender Studies analyze how gender constitutes social order and power relations past and present. It is in this respect that gender is not understood as a biological or natural constant but as a historically and culturally specific, life-long process of differentiation and becoming and as a way of existence. Gender is thus always also an effect of social and individual processes.

The book series “Gender Issues” unites theoretical and empirical work in the field of Gender Studies in the humanities and the social sciences. The series is open to different disciplines and languages. It may thus be understood as bridging the gap between different research sensibilities and language cultures.

The series “Gender Issues” is edited by the Swiss Association for Gender Studies. The series is peer-reviewed and open-access.


Janine Dahinden, Transnational Studies, Laboratory for the Study of Social Processes, University of Neuchâtel
Ilana Eloit, sociologist and historian, Institute of Gender Studies, University of Geneva
Francesca Falk, historian, Institute of History, University of Bern
Dominique Grisard, historian, Center for Gender Studies, University of Basel
Faten Khazaei, sociologist and intersectionality scholar, Department of Social Sciences, Northumbria University
Eléonore Lépinard, sociologist, Center for Gender Studies, University of Lausanne
Marylène Lieber, sociologist, Institute of Gender Studies, University of Geneva
Katrin Meyer, philosopher, Gender Studies / Philosophy, Department of Gender Studies at the Institute of Asian and Oriental Studies, University of Zurich