Women's History Month 2021

March is Women's History month— celebrate with a Temple University Press book.  Use promo code TWHM21 for 30% off all our Women's Studies titles  •  sale ends April 15, 2021

Temple University Press is pleased to announce our new book series Intersectionality, edited by Julia Jordan-Zachery, Celeste Montoya, and Anna Sampaio. This series will publish timely and dynamic new research on intersectional politics in the social sciences, drawing from its complex origins in articulations of identity and power as well as applications of intersectionality as methodology and as an analytical tool. While much of the work in this series will focus on intersectionality as manifest in the context of the U.S., we are open to innovative research that highlights specific cases and locations, as well as cross-national, transnational, comparative, and globally minded work.

If you are interested in learning more about Temple’s Gender and Sexuality Studies program, please feel free to contact Acquisitions Editor Shaun Vigil (shaun.vigil@temple.edu).

Anna May Wong

How Anna May Wong’s work shaped racial modernity and made her one of the most significant actresses of the twentieth century

The Cost of Being a Girl

Traces the origins of the gender wage gap to part-time teenage work, which sets up a dynamic that persists into adulthood

Feminist Post-Liberalism

Reconciling liberalism and feminist theory Read a blog entry by the author

Feminist Reflections on Childhood

Recovers a history of feminist thought and activism that demands greater voice and respect for young people

Good Reasons to Run

How and why women run for office Read a blog entry by the editors

Gross Misbehavior and Wickedness

This fascinating story of the troubled marriage and acrimonious divorce of Nina and James Walker elucidates early twentieth-century gender and family mores


Challenging preconceived notions of the states that support working mothers

Savoring the Salt

An anthology that celebrates the life and work of a major African American writer

Their Day in the Sun

The hidden story of the contribution of women in the effort to develop the atomic bomb

Undermining Intersectionality

Now in Paperback—a sustained critique of the ways in which scholars have engaged with and deployed intersectionality

Women Take Their Place in State Legislatures

Investigating the opportunities, resources, and frames that women utilize to create legislative caucuses

Women's Empowerment and Disempowerment in Brazil

What the rise and fall of Brazil’s first and only female president can teach us about women’s empowerment