Call for Papers, Feminist Political Economy Spring 2021 - DEADLINE EXTENDED

 Call for Papers: Feminist Political Economy in the Arab Region

Deadline:  Friday, November 27, 2020

DEADLINE EXTENDED: January 15, 2021 

Al-Raida is currently welcoming scholars, activists, and journalists to submit their reflections on political economy and gender inequality in the Arab world.

This issue of Al-Raida asks what feminist political economy, or FPE, can contribute as a critical framework for analyzing, understanding, and challenging dominant socioeconomic and political systems in the Arab Region. Through close attention to questions about who is doing what work, when, and where, FPE foregrounds the relationality of social identities and categories – including race, gender, and class –  and how these categories of social difference are critical to the functioning of hegemonic systems. With an emphasis on process, FPE examines the lived realities of social difference, and the constraints and pressures of the everyday under global capitalism. 

Key areas of focus include, but are not limited to:

  • Critical development, including global development and humanitarian structures and the position of non-governmental organizations (NGOs)
  • Foreign policy, including regional and global intervention in the Arab Region
  • Criminality and gender
  • State-provided social services and support
  • Feminist movements and organizations, with a focus on transnational and transregional connections
  • Popular discourse of “crisis” and “emergency
  • Gender dynamics within formal and informal economies
  • Political economy of health systems, with a specific focus on the health of marginalized groups (e.g. women, non-normative sexualities, gender non-conforming folks, refugees, etc.)
  • The political economy of survival and work under COVID-19

Al-Raida is a bi-annual, feminist journal published by the Arab Institute for Women at the Lebanese American University in Beirut, Lebanon. The journal has been in print since 1976, and continues to be a feminist beacon in the Arab region and beyond. Al-Raida encourages cross-disciplinary and interdisciplinary submissions with a focus on the Arab region and the Middle East, including diasporic populations. Al-Raida accepts both academic and non-academic pieces, including personal anecdotes, journalistic pieces, prose, and book reviews. All scholarly submissions are peer-reviewed.

Full author guidelines can be found on

Please submit your full-length article at, along with a short biography (no more than 200 words) on or before Friday, November 27, 2020 for consideration.

We look forward to receiving your submissions.