"WSQ is providing exactly the kind of thoughtful, creative forum we need in these challenging times. Brava!"—Alice A. Jardine, Harvard University

"WSQ moves to embrace a new generation of feminist scholarship that has a vital interest in transnational politics and theories, cultural studies, critical race, gender, sexuality studies, and interdisciplinary and emergent knowledge formations. It compels us to subscribe, to teach the essays and to inform ourselves about its content."—Inderpal Grewal, University of California, Irvine

Since 1972, WSQ has been an interdisciplinary forum for the exchange of emerging perspectives on women, gender, and sexuality. Its thematic issues focus on such topics as Activisms, The Global and the Intimate, The Sexual Body, Trans-, Technologies, and Mother, combining psychoanalytic, legal, queer, cultural, technological, and historical work to present the most exciting new scholarship on ideas that engage popular and academic readers alike. In 2007, WSQ was awarded the Council of Editors of Learned Journals’ Phoenix Award.

WSQ is a peer-reviewed interdisciplinary journal published twice a year in June and December. Along with scholarship from multiple disciplines, it showcases fiction and creative nonfiction, poetry, book reviews, and the visual arts. To subscribe, please click here.

WSQ’s general editors are Cynthia Chris, associate professor of Media Studies at College of Staten Island, CUNY, and Matt Brim, associate professor of Queer Studies and English, College of Staten Island, CUNY.

To submit material to WSQ, please see the current Calls for Papers and Submission Guidelines. To ask about book reviews and other editorial aspects of WSQ, contact the general editors using the links above.

WSQ: Queer Methods

Edited by
Matt Brim
Amin Ghaziani
This issue of WSQ reframes the question “what is queer theory,” to “how is the work of queer theory done?”


WSQ: Survival

Edited by
Frances Bartkowski
Elena Glasberg
Taylor Black
WSQ: Survival reimagines what it means to survive, meaning to go “beyond life,” as well as the inevitable: “What didn’t survive?”