Crossings: Swarthmore Undergraduate Feminist Research Journal

About This Journal

Crossings is an open-access undergraduate interdisciplinary research journal that provides a forum for discourse on feminist theory and scholarship. The title is inspired by M. Jacqui Alexander’s Pedagogies of Crossing, which takes as its basis the concept of the Middle Passage crossing to understand Black transnational feminism’s erosion of boundaries—disciplinary conventions, respectability politics, national borders, and bodies that are gendered, sexualized, and racialized, among others kinds of categories.

We aim to center perspectives that are typically excluded from mainstream conversations around feminism, especially as it relates to queer racialized women/femmes and trans* folks.

  • We welcome submissions from current undergraduates and recent graduates of Swarthmore College or any other institution who have not begun a graduate program at the time of publication. In the case of graduate students, only articles that were written as an undergraduate are to be considered.
  • We encourage critical research papers, interview-style features, multimedia/creative-scholarly projects*, and speculative analysis as scholarship worthy of publication,
  • We welcome creative and thought-provoking writing styles and methodologies that seek to challenge conventions around theory, scholarship, methods, and lived experiences.

* We can support audio, images, and video through the online platform

Contact us at crossings@swarthmore.edu