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Resources for Feminist Research / Documentation sur la recherche féministe (RFR/DRF) is an academic, peer reviewed journal of interdisciplinary feminist scholarship and research. It is housed in the Centre for Women's Studies in Education at OISE, University of Toronto.

RFR/DRF publishes critical work that addresses a broad range of issues relevant to feminist theory and activism in Canada and internationally. We encourage the submission of research that analyzes how gender, sexuality, race, dis/ability, ethnicity, nationality and class affect the conditions of people’s lives.

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Jamie-Lynne Magnusson, Associate Professor &  Principal Investigator

Lorena M. Gajardo,  Editor

Philinda Masters, Consulting Editor


Current and past editions of the journal are available at the CWSE for reading in the lounge space or for purchase. For further information please contact rfr@utoronto.ca


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Resources for Feminist Research / Documentation sur la recherche féministe (RFR/DRF) Calls for Papers



RFR Call for Papers: New Feminist Research

Resources for Feminist Research (RFR/DRF) is a Canadian, peer reviewed, academic journal that publishes research articles from scholars in a variety of disciplinary settings and from a wide range of critical feminist perspectives. We represent an important forum for the dissemination of feminist work both in Canada and internationally.

RFR/DRF is now accepting submissions to our New Feminist Issues. We are looking for contributions that address current issues, approaches and debates within feminist scholarship and politics. We are interested in original and engaging research articles that consider from a variety of feminist perspectives, issues of gender and its connections and interactions with class, culture, race, sexuality, nation and disability. Articles on these and other appropriate topics are welcome submissions to our journal.

RFR/DRF accepts manuscript submissions that are original and not previously published in any format. Submissions under review elsewhere are not accepted.

Manuscripts should not exceed 10,000 words and should be submitted as a .doc or, .docx document (do not submit as .pdf).

Submit, via email, a cover letter and your full contact information in the body of the email. Attach to email an electronic copy of your manuscript, without any identifying information in it, along with an abstract in a separate document.

Email to:
Editor, RFR/DRF

For further information email us at rfr@utoronto.ca.

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RFR Call for Papers
Women in Revolutionary Times: Organizing Against Late Capitalism

This special issue of RFR/DRF, an academic, peer-reviewed journal seeks to bring together a collection of feminist voices examining the gendered and racialized relations of late capitalism and its crises. Organized through monopolies and oligolopolies, late capitalism has been described as a casino economy leading to accumulation occuring primarily through financial channels rather than through trade or producing commodities. As financialized accumulation is concentrated into fewer and fewer hands, imperialism and permanent war become dominant features of the globalized economy.

At the personal level, the violences of late capitalism and emerging austerity policies are evident in many ways including casualization of work, rising levels of personal debt, and exposure to social and political turmoil. Housing, food and environmental insecurity threaten the reproductive sphere and at the same that civic and public infrastructures are eroding, we are witnessing a significant investment into the development of the carceral state. Increasingly drawn into migrant work, women are the subjects of racial profiling, heightened surveillance and regulation.

During a period of global crises women are playing a crucial role in social movements including Idle No More, Arab Spring, Landless Worker Movements, transnational anti-austerity struggles, student movements, Occupy, transnational LTB organizing, and more. The work of women in these movements is revolutionary in that it’s mobilizing transformations to the very relations by which capitalism has been able to reproduce, including relations of property, gender, race, colonialism and sexuality.

RFR/DRF invites papers on a range of topics for our issue on Women in Revolutionary Times. The deadline for submitting a full paper is March 3, 2014.

Please email rfr@utoronto.ca for a detailed copy of our Author Guidelines.

Submissions for this special issue are to be emailed to Jamie Magnusson at jamielynn.magnusson@utoronto.ca

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