Submission Guidelines

The working group „Gender & Sexualities | Queer Anthropology“ of the German Anthropological Association, in cooperation with the research team “Gender, Body, Sexualities” at the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology at the Free University of Berlin, invites contributions to its research blog AnthroDesires: gender and sexualities in context.
AnthroDesires provides a platform for discussing research and issues of gender and sexualities in the field of social and cultural anthropology. We hope to reach queer/feminist activists and scholars from varied academic backgrounds and encourage students and early career scholars to contribute to and engage with our blog. AnthroDesires aims at making anthropological research on gender and sexualities accessible to a broader public. It is envisaged as a multimedia brainstorming space for sharing ideas, commentaries on the politics of the day and current debates in Queer and Feminist Anthropology. We are driven by a desire for anthropology, feminist and queer theory, but also wonder what it means to embrace desire as an embodied mode of transdisciplinary knowledge-making.
Posts include news, book reviews, conference reports, interviews, announcements, science watch posts, curated special blog series, research presentations, bibliographies and syllabi in the field of Gender and Sexuality Studies and Feminist and Queer Anthropology. The main language of the blog is English.
We are looking for contributions in a format that is accessible to a wider public, beyond anthropology and academia. We welcome multi-media projects, research-based contributions, and think pieces of up to a maximum of 2,000 words. Topics may include:

  • the analysis of specific aspects of your research
  • reflections of fieldwork encounters; discussions of concepts, methods or research ethics within the field of feminist and queer anthropology
  • an intervention in or engagement with public debates on issues of gender and sexuality If you are interested in contributing to the blog, please follow the submission and style sheet (see below) and contact our editorial team:

Submission and Style Sheet

Submissions to the blog undergo a collegial feedback process. That is, at least two editors will read and comment on the contribution. In case the submission requires revision, it will be sent back to the author for revision. No substantial changes will be made without the author’s consent. Revised essays should be returned within the communicated deadline.
Language and Spelling: Preferably in English (BE). The writing should be accessible to a broader public beyond academic anthropology. Other languages are welcome but need the permission of the editorial team.
Please submit as .doc, .docx or other open source text format.
The author should provide around 5 keywords for the contribution and a short biographical note, including, for example, their pronouns, academic affiliation, and research interests.
The author grants AnthroDesires the right to publish the text. The author is responsible to obtain permission for material (maps, photographs etc.) used.
The author is responsible to obtain permission or mention sources for previously published material.

Formal requirements


2000-2500 words for essays or research articles, app. 1500 words for reports


Please provide a title photo.
Photos should be at least 300 dpi.
If placing photos, graphics, etc. in the text, indicate where they should appear.
Number and name the photographs.
Provide credits and make sure to have rights or creative common licence to it.

Citation and References:

Use the Chicago Manual of Style, author-date system, in-text citation in parentheses (for example, Ahmed 2006, 31)
Ahmed, Sara. 2006. Queer Phenomenology: Orientations, Objects, Others. Durham and London:

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