We're proud to announce that on August 15, 2016, Feminist Formations transitions to Oregon State University under the new editorship of Patti Duncan. Patti is Associate Professor and Coordinator of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Oregon State University where she specializes in women of color feminisms, transnational feminisms, queer studies, feminist media studies, and motherhood studies. She earned her PhD in Women’s Studies at Emory University, and she is the author of Tell This Silence: Asian American Women Writers and the Politics of Speech (Univ. of Iowa Press, 2004), co-producer/director of the documentary film, Finding Face (2009), and co-editor of Mothering in East Asian Communities: Politics and Practices (Demeter Press, 2014). Her work has been published in Women’s Studies Quarterly, Frontiers: A Journal of Women’s Studies, The Journal of the Motherhood Initiative for Research and Community Involvement (JMI), and Atlantis: Critical Studies in Gender, Culture, and Social Justice, as well as many anthologies. Her current research focuses on narratives of rescue, migration, and motherhood in the global South.
Sandra K. Soto has been the editor of Feminist Formations since August 2011 (co-editor with Adela Licona for 2011–12) at the University of Arizona. When she inherited the journal five years ago, it was still undergoing a transition from its place as the National Women's Studies Association Journal (NWSAJ) to its own entity, and Sandy was influential in overhauling its significance in the field. The Arizona editorial team's vision revitalized everything from the journal's aesthetic to submissions, from special issue topics to the very culture of the journal. Join us as we celebrate our ongoing vitality as a feminist publication and welcome the editorial vision of Patti Duncan.