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The Freiburger Zeitschrift für GeschlechterStudien (fzg) provides an academic forum for the discussion of issues relating to Gender and Queer Studies. With a variety of shifting thematic focuses, the journal seeks to enter into a broad interdisciplinary dialogue and presents itself as a platform for current debate. An openness to contributions from medicine and the technical and natural sciences, as well as academic reflection on the interdisciplinary project of Gender Studies, is of particular importance to the fzg. The fzg builds bridges – between academic study and praxis; between theoretical debates and empirical research; between different academic disciplines – in order to provide a varied and nuanced picture of complex gender relationships. With this diversity of perspectives on gender, the journal allows researchers, educators and students to look beyond the boundaries of their own specialist subject areas and provides all who have an interest in the field of Gender Studies with a deepened understanding of current themes and topics.

This specialist Freiburg-based journal has a long history. The first edition appeared in 1995 with the theme of ‘Women and Madness’. Despite several subsequent name changes, – the Freiburger FrauenStudien became the Freiburger GeschlechterStudien (FGS) in 1997 – the journal quickly established itself as an interdisciplinary publication in gender research in the German-speaking world. Since 2009 the journal has been published by Budrich UniPress Ltd., since 2019 it is published by Verlag Barbara Budrich GmbH. The coordination of the journal is based in the Center for Anthropology and Gender Studies at the University of Freiburg. The decision to switch to a double-blind peer review process was taken in 2011 and accompanied by another change of name. The current Freiburger Zeitschrift für GeschlechterStudien (fzg) arose out of the former Freiburger GeschlechterStudien (FGS). However the journal‘s critical eye on the relationship between academic debate and the wider society has remained unaltered through all these name changes.

The Freiburger Zeitschrift für GeschlechterStudien appears once a year. Recent editions and articles to download are available from our publisher (till 02/2019: Budrich UniPress, since: Verlag Barbara Budrich GmbH). For all other queries and to purchase print copies of its predecessor, the Freiburger GeschlechterStudien, please contact the fzg directly.


The following teams are part of the fzg:

Editorial Staff

Editorial Board


Academic Advisory Council