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Michael Muller <[log in to unmask]>
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Thu, 13 Sep 2018 23:11:16 -0400
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***** Call for Abstracts *****

Feminist Theory: Special Issue Call for Abstracts

Deadline for abstracts: 15 October 2018

Title – Feminist Human Computer Interaction: Working at the Intersection of

Feminist Theory and Digital Innovation

Editors – Angelika Strohmayer, Samantha Mitchell-Finnigan, Rosanna Bellini,

Janis Meissner

We are putting together a proposal for a Special Issue of the journal

Feminist Theory  (

In recent years, practice-based HCI research has begun to move into

real-world settings and justice-oriented spaces. At the same time, there

has also been a growing interest in HCI theories, including a growing

number of interpretations of feminist theories, methodologies, methods, or


While there has been a growing body of work addressing concerns of mis- or

under-represented communities, this work is often marginalised or

sensationalised. Some scholars are working to bring feminist theory,

thought, methods, and values into the field of HCI. This work includes the

development of activist campaigns for more inclusive and welcoming

conference venues, the formalisation of a Feminist-HCI community, and the

increase of publications that recognise their links to feminist theories.

This Special Issue brings forward alternative approaches to feminist

thought, theory, and HCI. It will build on existing work in HCI and

associated disciplines, such as Design or Science and Technology Studies

(STS), to further explore the potential of feminist theories in the mutable

landscape of digital innovation. We will unpick some of the theoretical

nuances of feminist thought as it is understood and made manifest through

the design, development, and evaluation of digital technologies. This

Special Issue will build on on-going debates, while also opening up spaces

of inclusion to address the opportunities and challenges of designing

technologies fairly to bring about social change.

We invite researchers, practitioners, and activists working at the

intersection of feminist theory and digital innovation to contribute to

this Special Issue. We are particularly interested in contributions that

address the following issues:

– The intersection of feminist research and feminist activism

– The particular implications of framing and understanding of feminisms

through digital technologies

– Explorations into the ways in which feminist theories affect research and

design methods in participatory projects working in digital innovation

– Case studies of applications of feminist theories in HCI projects

To ensure appropriate inclusion in these alternatives in digital

innovation, we are particularly interested in hearing from early career

researchers, activists, and practitioners from non-western contexts, with

working class, ethnic minority, or LGBT+ identities, as well as those with

disabilities or chronic illnesses.

Important dates:

Proposal for the special issue: Abstracts due:

15 October 2018

Editorial decision: Accept/reject special issue proposal:

mid-November 2018

Notification of Accept/Reject for your proposed papers:

early 2019

Final text:

March 2019 or later

If you are interested in contributing to this Special Issue, please send a

title, biographical note (100 words) and abstract (500-750 words) to

Angelika ([log in to unmask]) by 15th October 2018. If you have

any questions, queries, or concerns about this Special Issue, please do not

hesitate to get in touch with Angelika.


Michael Muller, PhD, IBM Research, Cambridge MA USA

ACM Distinguished Scientist


IBM Master Inventor

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