Feminist Review is a peer reviewed, interdisciplinary journal setting new agendas for feminism. Feminist Review invites critical reflection on the relationship between materiality and representation, theory and practice, subjectivity and communities, contemporary and historical formations. The FR Collective is committed to exploring gender in its multiple forms and interrelationships.

Feminist Review resists the increasing instrumentalisation of scholarship within British and international higher education and thus supports the generation of creative and innovative approaches to knowledge production. As well as academic articles we publish experimental pieces, visual and textual media and political interventions, including, for example, interviews, short stories, poems and photographic essays.

When Feminist Review first appeared in 1979 it described itself as a socialist and feminist journal, ‘a vehicle to unite research and theory with political practice, and contribute to the development of both’. Challenges of race, class and sexuality have been central to the development of the journal. More than thirty years later, FR remains committed to these core values.


"Feminist Review has been the home of sophisticated, passionate feminist writing for nearly thirty years, and is still the journal I would turn to first when looking for debate and enlightenment on a whole range of issues. Its commitment to untangling the complexities of political and cultural theory and practice remains undimmed, and unrivalled."

Sarah Waters

"For the last twenty years I've read every issue of Feminist Review. It's the journal that first opened my eyes to what it meant to investigate the world with a feminist curiosity. And today it still is as fresh in its insights as ever".

Cynthia Enloe, Professor of Government, Clark University, USA

"Feminist Review, at the cutting edge of contemporary debates, is a lively and informative resource for students and academics in higher education across a range of disciplines. I strongly recommend it."

June Purvis, Times Higher Education Supplement