Women's Studies Journal

The Women's Studies Journal is a biannual, open access, peer reviewed academic journal established by the Women's Studies Association. The journal has a primary, but not exclusive focus on women's studies in Aotearoa/New Zealand and the Pacific. It contains articles from a wide range of feminist positions and disciplinary backgrounds. The Editorial Collective encourages papers which address women's experience, explore gender as a category of analysis, and further feminist theory and debate.

Journal article

2 Dec 2018

The purpose of this study is to explore fat women’s experiences of sex and sexuality in Aotearoa New Zealand. Despite a growing body of literature within fat studies, there is still very little writing that considers the lived experiences of fat people. This research is...

Journal article

2 Dec 2018

This research briefng provides information about the context of violence against women (VAW) in Samoa. It explores the social, cultural, and religious systems that serve to sustain the nation’s high rates of VAW, including local governance structures and the gender roles inherent within them. There...

Journal article

2 Dec 2018

This report outlines some of the research carried out by members of the project, ‘Tatala le ta’ui le Atua: Rolling out the fne mat of scripture’, funded by the New Zealand Institute for Pacifc Research. The project (which took place between 2017 and 2018) asked...