Call for Papers – Feminist Digital Methods Book Chapters

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We are excited to put forward a call for book chapter abstracts for an edited collection on Feminist Digital Methods currently planned to be submitted for publication with Concordia University Press (dependent upon review committee processes).

We are members of the Feminist Digital Methods Research Cluster (FDMRC) which fosters communities of practice around feminist digital methods among practitioners, learners, and researchers across disciplinary and interdisciplinary fields, levels of expertise, and internationally. The FDMRC creates intentional space for dialogues and knowledge-sharing. It aims to centre early career scholars, though all feminist digital methods practitioners and learners are welcome.

Though the FDMRC is based out of York University’s Centre for Feminist Research, it holds open access values and welcomes practitioners, learners, and researchers with and without institutional and/or community-based affiliations. We conceptualize methods as situated tools and approaches, but also challenge the fetishization of methods (Bartolome 1994) in the context of neoliberal globalization and academia by encouraging critical self-reflexivity in the use of digital tools and the application of digital approaches. To counter the fetishization of methods, we want practitioners and learners to tell the stories behind their methods.


Bartolome, Lilia I. “Beyond the Methods Fetish: Toward a Humanizing Pedagogy.” Harvard Educational Review, vol. 64, no. 2, 1994, pp. 173–94,

What we’re looking for:

We invite academics, researchers, activists, artists, and media creators to submit book chapter proposals that address, but are not limited to, the following topics:

  • Feminist ethics and care/community based approaches to data collection and analysis in digital environments
  • Ways to attend to the nonhuman and more-than-human in digital research
  • Intersectional and justice based explorations of digital research
  • Anticolonial and antiracist digital methods
  • Trans/Intersectional feminist digital pedagogies and teaching
  • Ethics and politics of representation in digital research
  • Analyses of hegemonic power dynamics in processes of knowledge production
  • Non-western methodological frameworks and ways of knowing
  • Critiques of white/neoliberal/imperial/heternormative feminism/s
  • Alternative and speculative futurities and reimagining possibilities of being
  • Methods, frameworks and strategies of online resistance and solidarity
  • Feminist digital histories and archives
  • Feminist research-creation/arts based methods
  • Challenges and opportunities of using digital methods in feminist research

For this collection we specifically encourage contributions from early career scholars (especially those not on the tenure track or without institutional support), scholars from the Majority world, queer and gender diverse scholars, and racialized scholars/scholars of color (especially those who are black and/or Indigenous).

Tentative Timeline:

Submit an abstract to us by: May 31, 2024

Decisions on abstracts: June 14, 2024

First chapter drafts due by: September 14, 2024 (Final chapters should be between 5000 to 7000 words)


  • Dr. Aparajita Bhandari, Assistant Professor of Critical Digital Studies, University of Waterloo, Canada
  • Dr. Sarah York-Bertram, Lecturer, Centre for Women’s and Gender Studies, Brock University, Canada; The Centre for Feminist Research’s Feminist Digital Methods Research Cluster Co-organizer, York University, Canada

Submission and Next Steps

Interested contributors are asked to submit a 300-500 word (not including references) abstract summarizing the chapter background, methods, and aims to this google form. The submission should also contain the names, institution of affiliation, and a short biography of all contributing authors and contact details for the corresponding author. For inquiries, please email When submitting inquiries, please put in the subject line “Inquiry – Feminist Digital Methods.”

Feature Image: “Digital Methods Summer School 2012” by Anne Helmond is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0.
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