The TRU is proud to be part of the distributed editorship of Catalyst, a new online and open journal.
Catalyst: Feminism, Theory, and Technoscience serves the expanding interdisciplinary field of feminist science and technology studies (STS) by supporting theoretically inventive and methodologically creative scholarship incorporating approaches from critical public health, disability studies, sci-art, technology and digital media studies, history and philosophy of science and medicine, and more.
Catalyst publishes peer-reviewed critically and theoretically engaged feminist STS scholarship that reroutes the gendered, queer, raced, colonial, militarized, and political economic beings and doings of technoscience. Its mission is to support innovation in feminist STS and related areas of study, as well as to provide a venue for the publishing of activist feminist and critical theory concerning matters of science, technology, information, medicine, media, and more.
A contribution that distinguishes Catalyst from other science studies journals is its emphasis on building, expanding, and applying theoretical insights from across the arts and humanities, the social sciences, and scientific practice. Featuring both empirical and hermeneutic essays and projects anchored in theory, Catalyst offers a place to collectively work across disciplines on gendered subjectivities and the uneven materializations of power across technoscientific assemblages of sex, race, nation, class, and ability.
The journal is designed to serve as a bridge linking new and more familiar sites of feminist technoscience study and practice, including STS programs at institutions such as York University and the University of California at San Diego, as well as multiple working groups and open forums such as the Catalyst Lab at UCSD, the University of Toronto’s Technoscience Research Unit, the international FemTechNet, and Life (Un)Ltd., a research initiative of the UCLA Center for the Study of Women (see Affiliations for details).