This journal is a public facing platform for advancing the principles of the  Feminist Think Tank, a research collective led by journal editors-in-chief Dr. Brianna Wiens (Assistant Professor, English Language & Literature) and Dr. Shana MacDonald (Associate Professor, Communication Arts). As such the journal seeks to advance research on intersectional feminist design, digital culture, and networked activism by creating space for interdisciplinary crossovers and idea-sharing. Through its commitment to intervening into white supremacy, misogyny, and queer and transphobia, FTT has provided students and researchers with opportunities to advance their knowledge through participating in critical reading groups, brainstorming sessions, research review, data jams, and research-creation opportunities. Student graduate researchers have learned to integrate complex foundational theories from disciplines such as film studies, gender studies, communication studies, rhetorical theory, feminist theory, and critical race studies. Together, we talk, think, and make.

Aligned with the overall ethos of FTT, (Un)Disturbed: A Journal of Feminist Voices is a testament to the feelings of being troubled, annoyed, and interrupted by the various issues that continue to plague feminists today. At the same time, the (Un)Disturbed shows how undeterred and undaunted we are by the tasks that face us. Drawing on prolific feminist writer and thinker Sara Ahmed’s “feminist snaps” that suggest a sudden, decisive, and often transformative shift in consciousness, a break away from the heteropatriarchal norm, this journal seeks to offer space for both emerging and established scholars to reflect on, analyze, create, critique, and think through the significances of our commitments to feminist activism.

Key words and areas of interest: Feminist media and communication studies, gender and social justice studies.

This journal is open access. Publication will be available in English. Authors will retain copyright for their own submissions; content will be published under a Creative Commons license.