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Latin American and Caribbean Feminist and Gender Studies: Academic Journals

This guide aims to provide organized access to the main research resources on Latin American and Caribbean Feminist and Gender Studies that are available to students, staff, faculty, and visiting scholars at the University of Illinois Library.

Academic Journals about feminism and gender in LA&C

Hispanic 

Letras Femeninas: This is the official journal of the International Association of Literature and Feminine Hispanic Culture (Asociación Internacional de Literatura y Cultura Femenina Hispánica). It publishes critical articles about feminine literature, book reviews of women writers, and it also accepts poetry, plays, and other literary genres. 

Argentina

Con X: It is a yearly publication on gender by the Universidad Nacional de La Plata and its College of Communication. Its main purpose is to address the problems emerging from the intersections between media, gender, and diversity under an interdisciplinary way of thinking and inquiring. 

La Aljaba: The journal La Aljaba Segunda época is edited by three national universities in Argentina since 1996. The publication attempts to contribute to the fields of feminism, and gender and women studies, publishing research papers and essays.

Brazil

Ártemis, Estudos de Gênero, Feminismo e Sexualidades: Journal published since 2004 with the purpose of highlighting the multiple dimensions of the "tropical feminism", identifying its similarities and differences in a theoretical dialog with other frameworks and periodicals. It attempts to express the mixture of trends acknowledging radical and local thinking and the influences from European and American feminism.  

Caderno Espaço Feminino:  Edited by the Núcleo de Estudos e Gênero, Violência e Mulheres at the Universidade Federal de Uberlândia since 1994, the journal addresses and encourages gender and feminism from an interdisciplinary perspective.

Cadernos de Gênero e Diversidade: This journal has been edited by the Grupo de Estudos Feministas em Política e Educação at the Universidade Federal da Bahia since 2015. Its goal is to acknowledge the interplay between gender, sexuality, ethnicity, and race from an interdisciplinary standpoint.

Estudos Feministas: Published since the early 1990s, this journal is edited by the Centro de Filosofia e Ciências Humanas e Centro de Comunicação e Expressão da Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina. Its purpose is to promote feminist and gender theories in order to contribute to the women rights movements. 

Labrys, études féministes: It is a bilingual journal published in French and in Portuguese and edited in Montréal, Brasilia, and Paris since 2002. The enterprise aims to be both an artifact and a sphere in which to disentangle and experiment the role and place of feminism. The editors encourage the reinvention of categories, discourses, practices, and commons senses about gender in the bodies and the souls. 

Revista Gênero & Direito: This journal is edited by the Núcleo de Estudos e Pesquisas sobre Gênero e Direito at the Universidade Federal da Paraíba. Since 2010, it has published articles and essays discussing philosophic, anthropologic, social, political and legal perspectives about gender, sexuality, feminism, and legal frames, both international and domestic. 

Revista Feminismos: This journal is edited by the Programa de de Pós-graduação em Estudos Interdisciplinares sobre Mulheres, Gênero e Feminismo and the Núcleo de Estudos Interdisciplinares sobre a Mulher da Universidade Federal da Bahia with the purpose of promoting and articulating feminist theory and practice. In doing so, the editors attempt to encourage and enlarge the dialog among diverse perspectives in feminism and gender studies. 

Revista Latino-Americana de Geografia e Gênero: The Latin American Journal of Geography and Gender has as its mission the publication of scientific articles on geography, gender and sexualities focusing specifically on theoretical and methodological perspectives. It promotes the academic debate with those professionals who are actively involved in the area and reaches out different Latin American regions and other areas of the world, too. It is a bi-annual journal including original articles, books reviews, and interviews. The journal has been created by the Territorial Studies Group, founded by researchers and graduate students at the Universidade Estadual de Ponta Grossa, in 2003.

Chile

Nomadías: Founded in 1995, it is edited and published by the Facultad de Filosofía y Humanidades, at the Universidad de Chile. The journal publishes original articles, frequently reporting research results, but also provides a forum for essays and other mixed genres that fit better with the interdisciplinary character of gender studies. 

Mexico

Debate Feminista: It is an academic journal published bi-annual addressing topics about gender and sexuality from a multidisciplinary perspective. It was originally founded by Marta Lamas in 1990 and since 2015 is edited by the Centro de Investigaciones y Estudios de Género at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. The journal has published a vast variety of genres and formats to inquiring about gender, such as poems, music, reviews, reports, photographies, and research articles, for instance. More than 800 authors have published in Debate Feminista from fields such as anthropology, sociology, psychoanalysis, economy, or philosophy addressing topics like labor, the body, identities, racism, ethics, and violence, to mention some. 

Revista de Estudios de Género. La Ventana: It is a biannual journal created and edited by the Centro de Estudios de Género at the Universidad de Guadalajara. The journal encourages the research and discussion about the social and cultural constructions of what means be a man and what constitutes to be a woman. It particularly explores the role of rhetoric, power, and individual/social interactions regarding gender.  

Revista Interdisciplinaria de Estudios de Género de El Colegio de México: El Colegio de Mexico is probably one of the most relevant intellectual centers not only in Mexico but in Latin America since the early 20th Century. This journal is edited by its Programa Interdisciplinario de Estudios de la Mujer. The Colegio and the journal recognize the multiple frameworks playing a role in better-understanding gender relationships in Latin American societies and publish material produced in humanities, sciences, or social sciences, for instance. 

Venezuela

Revista Venezolana de Estudios de la Mujer: It is edited since 1996 by the Centro de Estudios de la Mujer (CEM), at the Universidad Católica de Venezuela. Under an interdisciplinary frame, the journal has published works discussing the implications of domestic violence in Venezuela, prostitution, and the intersections between gender, health, and labor market, to mention some of the topics addressed by the publication.

Argentina

Hiparquia: This journal was edited and published by the Asociación Argentina de Mujeres en Filosofía (AAMEF) between 1988 and 1999. Its main purpose was to critically disseminate and encourage feminist theory and philosophical feminism. Some of their founders were Ana María Bach, María Luisa Femenías, Alicia Gianella, Clara Kuschnir, Diana Maffía, Margarita Roulet y María Isabel Santa Cruz. The Centro de Investigaciones Interdisciplinarias en Género (CINIG), at the Universidad de La Plata, has digitized Hiparquia archive and it is available online. 

Mora: This journal is edited since 1995 by the Instituto Interdisciplinario de Estudios de Género, at the Universidad de Buenos Aires (UBA). It published translations, both scholarly and non-scholarly works, regarding a vast range of topics and disciplines, such as literature, health, urban problems, or cultural production and their interplays with gender issues. 

Revista Temas de Mujeres: The Centro de Estudios Históricos e Interdisciplinarios sobre las Mujeres (CEHIM) at the Universidad Nacional de Tucumán edits and publishes this journal since 2004. It includes articles about labor and women, historical accounts of women rights, and specific trends in gender and feminism in Argentina.

Zona Franca: This is a journal published by the Centro de Estudios Interdisciplinarios sobre las Mujeres (CEIM) and the Master in Gender Studies at the Univer­sidad Nacional de Rosario. The publication aims to provide a platform for critically discuss the social relationships between men and women, addressing historical problems or cases, as well as thinking about contemporary challenges regarding gender relations in Latin America.

Brazil

Cadernos Pagu: This journal has been edited by the Núcleo de Estudos de Gênero Pagu Universidade Estadual de Campinas since 1993. Its purpose is to enlarge and strengthen the interdisciplinary field of gender studies, giving visibility to studies conducted in Brazil and promoting the international exchange of knowledge about the topic. It publishes articles based on research addressing theoretical and methodological innovation about contemporary gender issues. 

Gênero: The graduate studies program about social policy at the Universidade Federal Fluminense has been publishing this journal since 2000. It addresses topics about feminist and gender studies, including homosexuality, masculinity, and so forth.  

Chile

La Mujer Nueva: It was a periodical edited and published by the Movimiento por la Emancipación de la Mujer Chilena, MEMCH, between 1935 and 1941. The journal was a key tool for developing ideological arguments, advocating for women's rights in Chile and other Latin American countries, and enlarging an overwhelming male public sphere in Chile by then.

Punto Género: This journal is edited and published by the Núcleo de Investigación en Género y Sociedad "Julieta Kirkwood", at the Department of Sociology, Universidad de Chile. The journal attempts to open up a sphere of intellectual analysis and debate oriented to Latin American researchers, to contribute to consolidating the field of gender studies, publishing theoretical and methodological contributions to better understand gendered relationships in Latin America and, in doing so, helping to build up a renewed and pluralistic society.

Mexico

Fem: Edited and published by Mexican feminists between 1976 and 2005, Fem was a very important magazine concerned about women rights. As it states in the first issue, "Fem's aims include to point out, from different angles, what should be changed in women's condition, invites to critically think about women rights, and encourage a strong relationship between scholars and activists in order to empower women". The Universidad Nacional de Mexico (UNAM) has digitized Fem's collection and it is available online. Indeed, as a part of a large effort of digitizing Mexican feminist archives, the UNAM provides access to other publications, such as La Revuelta (1976-1078), La Boletina (1982-1984), Cihuat (1977-1978), and La Correa Feminista (1991-1998). 

Puerto Rico

Identidades: This is an interdisciplinary journal about gender and women studies edited by the Project of Women Studies at the Universidad de Puerto Rico at Cayey between 2003 and 2010, the last issue available. It published articles in Spanish and in English.  

Trinidad & Tobago

The Caribbean Review of Gender Studies stimulates cross-cultural exchanges among Caribbean peoples within the region, those in the Caribbean Diaspora, as well as those who bring a comparative perspective to bear on Caribbean gender and feminist concerns. The journal is established around an identity and voice emanating from Caribbean realities of power in gender, ethnicity and class relations, and their effects. 

 

Assistant Professor and Librarian of Latin American and Caribbean Studies