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Call For Papers: Gendered Perspectives on International Development (GPID) Working Papers


Michigan State University invites the submission of article-length manuscripts (6,000 - 9,000 words) for peer review and publication in our Gendered Perspectives on International Development (GPID) Working Papers series. We seek materials at a late stage of formulation that contribute new understandings of women and men’s roles and relations amidst social, economic, and political change in the developing world. The goals of GPID are: (1) to promote research that contributes to gendered analysis of social change; (2) to highlight the effects of international development policy and globalization on gender roles and gender relations; and (3) to encourage new approaches to international development policy and programming.


GPID cross-cuts disciplines, bringing together research, critical analyses, and proposals for change. Individual papers in the series address a range of topics, such as gender, violence, and human rights; gender and agriculture; reproductive health and healthcare; gender and social movements; masculinities and development; and the gendered division of labor. We particularly encourage manuscripts that bridge the gap between research, policy, and practice. Accepted papers are individually printed for distribution as well as published online. We are an open access publication, and previously published papers can be viewed at: You can also follow us on Twitter where we will periodically release CFPs and promote recent publications:


If you are interested in submitting a manuscript to the series, please send a 150 word abstract summarizing the paper’s essential points and findings to Dr. Anne Ferguson, Editor, or Jessica Ott, Managing Editor, at [log in to unmask]. If the abstract suggests your paper is suitable for the GPID Working Papers, the full paper will be invited for peer review and publication consideration.


Recent Working Papers (download PDFs free of charge on our website):


Working Paper #306 Behind Maya Doors: Gender Violence, Acceptance, and Resistance in Highland Guatemala


By Liliana Goldín, Rachel Copeland, & Diana Padilla-Medina

Abstract: Relying on years of ethnographic research in highland Guatemala, this qualitative study explores domestic and family violence in a Maya community. Twenty-five life history interviews were conducted with most living members of an extended family in two departments of western Guatemala, and ten interviews were conducted with men and women not related to the family of reference in the same region. Based on these interviews, multivariate models of gender violence and abuse were developed, including male initiation of abuse, acceptance of or resistance to male abuse on the part of women, and cycles of violence. These frameworks provide a rich understanding of the etiology of dynamics that contribute to family violence and aggression towards women in contexts of gender subordination in patriarchal settings, economic and political upheavals, and poverty.


Best regards,

Jessica Ott
Managing Editor, Gendered Perspectives on International Development
Gender, Development, and Globalization Program
206 International Center
Michigan State University
E. Lansing, MI  48824
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