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Nouvelles Questions Féministes is an international French-language journal that publishes academic articles in the human and social sciences examining the social processes at the root of gender inequality and discrimination. It aims to improve and disseminate knowledge in gender studies and feminist studies by facilitating academic debate and the circulation of knowledge in this area of research, including through translations of foreign-language articles and articles concerning all geographic regions. It publishes both empirical research and theoretical reflections. It gives preference to studies that analyze the structural effects of the social relations of sex in all spheres, and welcomes articles on all subjects, from work, education, justice, and family, to sexuality, health, social movements, and the media. It focuses on research into the way in which various systems of social hierarchy contribute to producing particular configurations of the system of gender, and as such builds on studies of the interwoven nature of social relations. It is aimed at all parties (public authorities, organizations, and students) who wish to transform these social relations and find the intellectual means to build equality.

The history of NQF
NQF was founded in 1981 by Simone de Beauvoir, Christine Delphy, Claude Hennequin, and Emmanuèle de Lesseps as a successor to the journal Questions féministes, created in 1977. Since 2001, NQF has had a Franco-Swiss editorial board led by Christine Delphy and Patricia Roux. The editorial board is currently composed of twenty-four women who represent many different forms of engagement and disciplinary backgrounds (sociology, anthropology, political science, history, law, philosophy, economics, and literature).

NQF brings out two issues a year and is published in Lausanne by Editions Antipodes. In addition to its printed issues (with an average length of 168 pages), the journal can also be accessed online via JSTOR (except for the issues from the last three years) and CAIRN (from the 2002 issues onward).

Since August 2018, NQF has been based at the School of Social Work and Health Sciences | EESP | Lausanne, as part of the Gender and Social Work (GeTS) network. For the previous seventeen years, the journal was based within LIEGE (Inter-university Lab for Gender Studies), and then the CEG (Center for Gender Studies) at the University of Lausanne. NQF is published with funding from these two higher education institutions. For several years it has also received support from the Swiss University Conference Gender Studies Program.

In 2015, NQF became a separate organization to make it clearly independent from its higher education institution hosts. A similar motivation was behind the launch of its new website in summer 2018.

Editorial Committee

Editors in chief:
● Patricia Roux, retired professor of gender studies at the University of Lausanne
● Christine Delphy, emeritus research director, CNRS (French National Centre for
Scientific Research)

Editorial Board:
● Frédéric Chauvaud, University of Poitiers.
● Laurence Bachmann, sociologist, assistant professor, Haute école de travail social (School of
Social Work) · Geneva · HES·SO
● Véronique Boillet, jurist, professor, Centre de droit public, Université de Lausanne
● Martine Chaponnière, education sciences, lecturer, consultant, Geneva
● Cléo Chassonnery-Zaïgouche, historian of economic thought, Research associate, CRASSH,
University of Cambridge
● Sigolène Couchot-Schiex, education sciences, associate professor, Université Paris-Est,
Education Physique et Sportive, LIRTES (EA 7313)
● Farinaz Fassa, anthropologist, professor of education sciences, Centre en études genre,
Université de Lausanne
● Helen Füger, Equal Opportunities Office delegate, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
● Catherine Fussinger, historian, senior research fellow, Institut universitaire d'histoire de la
médecine et de la santé publique, Université de Lausanne
● Christelle Hamel, sociologist, research fellow, Institut national d'études démographiques, Paris
● Alix Heiniger, historian, research associate, University of Zurich and Independent Expert
Committee on Administrative Detention, Bern
● Ellen Hertz, anthropologist, professor, and director of the Institute of Ethnology, University of
● Nadia Lamamra, sociologist, head of research at the Institut fédéral des hautes études
en formation professionnelle (Swiss Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training),
● Amel Mahfoudh, doctoral student in sociology, project coordinator, HES·SO Valais/Wallis
● Marie Mathieu, doctor of sociology, Cresppa-CSU, Paris
● Hélène Martin, anthroposociologist, professor, Haute école de travail social et de la santé ·
Lausanne · HES·SO
● Françoise Messant, sociologist, honorary professor, Université de Lausanne
● Marianne Modak, sociologist, honorary professor, Haute école de travail social et de la santé ·
Lausanne · HES·SO
● Vanina Mozziconacci, philosopher, associate professor, Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier,
Dpt Sciences de l'Éducation, LIRDEF (EA 3749)
● Clothilde Palazzo-Crettol, sociologist, professor, Haute école de travail social ·Valais · HES·SO
● Céline Perrin, sociologist, research fellow, Haute école de travail social et de la santé · Lausanne ·
● Marta Roca i Escoda, sociologist, associate professor, Centre en études genre, Université de
● Lucie Ruault, political scientist, postdoctoral researcher, CERMES 3, Université de Lille 2
● Carola Togni, historian, professor, Haute école de travail social et de la santé · Lausanne ·
● Armelle Weil, doctoral student in sociology, teaching assistant, Haute école de travail social ∙
Genève · HES·SO

Editorial Office:
● Chloé Parrat, Gender and Social Work Network, Lausanne · HES·SO

Author guidelines

The journal considers contributions written from a feminist perspective. Articles submitted to Nouvelles Questions Féministes must be written in French and must not have been previously published elsewhere. Articles for the Zoom in and Zoom out sections should be a maximum of 45,000 characters, The life and times of... articles (interviews) should be between 20,000 and 40,000 characters, and Collectives and Reviews should be a maximum of 10,000 characters (inclusive of footnotes, references, appendices, and spaces). An additional News section provides a space for non-academic articles (such as position statements or essays), with the length of such contributions varying on a case-by-case basis.

Articles undergo peer review evaluation.

The editorial guidelines can be downloaded from


Code of ethics

The Code of Ethics applicable to drafting committees and editorial boards of academic journals offered on, including Nouvelles Questions Féministes, is available on this page.

Other information

Print ISSN : 0248-4951
Online ISSN : 2297-3850
Publisher : Editions Antipodes

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