Feminist Spaces is an online, interdisciplinary academic journal that invites students, faculty, and independent scholars from institutions worldwide to submit formal essays, creative writing, and multimodal artistic pieces per our annual Call for Works. The journal is published by the Department of English at the University of West Florida and designed by the Department of Art and Design at the University of West Florida.
Originally established in March 2014 by Becca Namniek, Rachael Johnson, and Taylor Willbanks, Feminist Spaces emerged as the brainchild of the Women's Studies Collective at the University of West Florida. The student-run organization successfully published six issues of Feminist Spaces and hosted 17 annual Women’s Studies Conferences with notable keynote speakers such as Angela Davis, Dr. Anne Fausto-Sterling, and Andrea Gibson.
Following a four-year publishing hiatus, Feminist Spaces was officially relaunched and rebranded in January 2021 by two graduate students in the UWF English department: Dakota Parks and Teresa Scott. After a year of hacking passwords, meeting via Zoom, and digging through ancient editorial files, our editorial team is proud to present the newest installment and digital facelift of Feminist Spaces.
Website photos by Virginie Foloppe
Editorial Board Members
Dakota Parks, Editor-in-Chief
Dakota Parks is pursuing a Master of Arts in English with a specialization in creative writing at the University of West Florida. She is a published poet and journalist, currently working as the Assistant Editor for Ballinger Publishing, where she writes for Pensacola Magazine and Downtown Crowd. She has served on the editorial team for the UWF art and literary magazine, Troubadour, and is the president of Sigma Tau Delta, an English honor society. Her research interests include eco-feminist studies, LGBT+/queer theory and literature, and experimental prose poetry. She is currently working on publishing her first chapbook of poetry. Her online portfolio is dakotaparks.org.
Teresa Scott, Editor-in-Chief
Teresa Scott is currently pursuing an M.A. in English literature from the University of West Florida. Teresa earned her Ph.D. in classics from the University of California, Irvine in 2017, where her research focused on socioreligious representations of women, reproduction, and sexuality in classical Greek literature. Her current interests include the reception of classical literature; feminist and indigenous literature; and representations of magic and ritual, both in literature and, more broadly, in society. Teresa is currently teaching English Composition at UWF and freelancing as a technical writer.
Madeleine Hutchison, Natalie Duphiney, Fiama Mastrangelo, Theodore Reese, Eve Knight, and Elizabeth Curl.
Past Editorial Board Members
Editors-in-Chief: Jordan Thames, Hannah Trevino, Erica Miller, Brittany Hammock, Etienne Lambert, Rebecca Namniek (Founder), Taylor Willbanks (Founder)
Managing Editors: Sydney Stone, Rachael Johnson, Etienne Lambert
Associate Editors: Terry Griner, Kara Griffith, Shaundra D. Smith Cadogan, Kyndall Turner, Woodline Lauvince, Joshua Hart, Karen Manning, Dylan Matthews, Katie Sundy, Megan Washington, Sarah Miller, Toni Holy, Carly Cocuy, Faith Green, Hope Hall, Nathan Marona, May Al-Sewady, Evangeline Murphy