National Women's Studies Association 2023

October 26–29, 2023 | Baltimore, MD

Welcome to our conference hub for the 2023 National Women’s Studies Association conference! We are excited to be celebrating with you all virtually this year.

Got an interdisciplinary book you want some editing or indexing help with? You can schedule a free Zoom consultation with IoF founder Cathy Hannabach to learn how our team of editors, indexers, researchers, and publishing consultants can help get your book out into the world.

Below, you can check out our #NWSA2023 Imagine Otherwise podcast playlist as well as the latest feminist studies, transgender studies, and sexuality studies books we have edited and/or indexed.

You can also order books by your favorite NWSA feminist scholars at Bookshop, supporting IoF and your local bookstore as well.

Even if you can’t attend in person, you can follow along with the conversations at the conference hashtag #NWSA2023.

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    Podcast episodes

    Imagine Otherwise logo with purple lightbulbs on orange background, text reads #NWSA2023 playlist, with audio player icons
    Mecca Jamilah Sullivan wearing a black shirt, text reads Mecca Jamilah Sullivan on Queer Black Feminist Art
    Maile Arvin wearing a great coat, text reads Maile Arvin on Indigenous Feminist Kuleana
    Christen A. Smith, Dána-Ain Davis, and Sameena Mulla on #CiteBlackWomen
    Mairead Sullivan wearing a blue shirt, text reads Mairead Sullivan on Lesbian Feminist World-building
    Catherine Knight Steele wearing a black shirt, text reads Catherine Knight Steele on Digital Black Feminism
    Jillian Hernandez wearing an orange top, text reads Jillian Hernandez on the Politics of Confidence
    Nicosia Shakes wearing a red top, text reads Nicosia Shakes on Black Women's Activist Theater
    Jennifer Lynn Kelly in front of a brick wall, text reads Jennifer Lynn Kelly on Anticolonial Solidarity Tourism
    Kristie Soares in a grassy field, text reads Kristie Soares on Joy in Latinx Media


    Cover of The Radical Imagination of Black Women, with layered silhouettes of faces
    Cover of Playful protest with a Latinx woman singing joyfully and boldly
    Cover of Breaking the Gender Code, with abstract painting of people walking in a city street
    Cover of Queens of Afrobeat, with repeated image of a smiling Black femme person in a blue flowered dress
    Cover of Women’s Activist Theatre in Jamaica and South Africa, with a Black femme actor sitting on stage
    Cover of dear elia, with a child standing on a stone walkway, looking ahead
    Cover of Puta Life: Seeing Latinas, Working Sex, with Vanessa del Río in a fringe-lined costume
    Cover of Between Banat: Queer Arab Critique and Transnational Arab Archives, with two people smoking on a rooftop looking out over the city
    Cover of Routledge Companion to Gender and Affect, with abstract blue, purple, and green painting
    Cover of Fixing the Image: Ultrasound and the Visuality of Care in Phnom Penh, with abstract wave made up of dots on a dark background
    Cover of Fit Citizens: A History of Black Women's Exercise from Post-Reconstruction to Postwar America, with athlete jumping in a field
    Cover of Dragging Away: Queer Abstraction in Contemporary Art, with artwork of blue triangles on pink and white background
    Cover of Sex Dolls at Sea: Imagined Histories of Sexual Technologies, with illustrations of sexual technologies and fossils
    Cover of Poetic Operations: Trans of Color Art in Digital Media, with a group performance overlaid with symbols
    Cover of Networked Feminism: How Digital Media Makers Transformed Gender Justice Movements, with a phone screen overlaid on a protest crowd
    Cover of Hip Hop Heresies: Queer Aesthetics in New York City, with multicolored artwork of a person's head wearing a baseball cap
    Cover of Feminism in Coalition: Thinking with US Women of Color Feminism, with painting of 4 smiling women of color
    Cover of Catherine Knight Steele's book Digital Black Feminism
    Cover of Lesbian Death: Desire and Danger between Feminist and Queer, with yellow wall of writing on lavender background
    Cover of Play Like a Feminist, with a video game character with hair of snakes like Medusa
    Cover of The Tragedy of Heterosexuality, with white broken heart on black background
    Cover of The Terrible We: Thinking with Trans Maladjustment, with pink and orange writing on black background
    Cover of Bathroom Battlegrounds: How Public Restrooms Shape the Gender Order, with a public restroom stall
    Cover of Gaming Sexism: Gender and Identity in the Era of Casual Video Games, with Rosie the Riveter wearing a gaming glove
    Cover of Brown Trans Figurations: Rethinking Race, Gender, and Sexuality in Chicanx/Latinx Studies, with a person in a colorful outfit leaning against a car
    Cover of Terrorizing Gender: Transgender Visibility and the Surveillance Practices of the US Security State, with a muscular person wearing a leotard with pins stuck into them
    Cover of Reproduction Reconceived: Family Making and the Limits of Choice after Roe v. Wade, with a drawing of a person sitting on the floor tending to a red flower on the ground
    Cover of Gender Violence and the Transnational Politics of the Honor Crime, with group of protesters raising their fists and chanting
    Cover of The Poetics of Difference: Queer Feminist Forms in the African Diaspora, with a multicolored artistic rendering of a person with long arms
    Cover of Porn Work: Sex, Labor, and Late Capitalism, with white text on a hot pink background

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