About Us

Founder: Mona Sakr

Our Aims

Bluestocking is an online journal that investigates the intellectual and artistic achievements of women throughout history. The name of the journal originates from the 18th Century Blue Stockings society of educated intellectual women. In The Second Sex, de Beauvoir (1949) argued that young women lack the stimulus of emulation in the pursuit of knowledge. Many would attribute this lack to restrictions placed upon women in history, and harbour the impression that these restrictions subsequently prevented women from achieving intellectually and artistically. In reality, women’s involvement in the progress of all disciplines has been robust, and their influence only later discredited or stifled. Bluestocking acts as a base for critical and insightful research into the work of female thinkers, raising the profile of women as major actors in the history of ideas and in the present day.

Our Team

General Editor: Olivia Hicks

 

Humanities Editor: Raffaella Sero

Arts Editor: Julia Alsop

 

Science Editor: CURRENTLY VACANT – Contact the General Editor to apply

Head of Publicity: Supti Akhtar

 

Bluestocking is open for submissions! More details here.

Previous Editors: Emily Oldham, Alice Theobald, Claire Rodwell, Georgia Mizen, Raffaella Tomassi, Leila Molana-Allen, Kate Bowden, Rebecca Gregory, Monika Kreile, Hannah Lee, Rebecca O’Brien

Previous Team Members: Sophie Dowle, Stephanie Pope, Ellen Pasternack, Millie Clark, Rebecca Moore, Natalya Din-Kariuki, Helen Robb, Urmilla Nakkeeran, Gitanjali Joseph, Frankee Bryant, Sarah Parker, Chloe McIvor, Signy Gutnick-Allen, Helen Lochead, Katy Routh, Jamie Anderson, Victoria Flynn, Catherine Reeves, Anusha Ravi, Kate Kettle, Katherine Cross, Amy Waite, Jack Coombs, Nichola Davis, Jade A. Louch, Jennie Saywell, Gaia Donati, Janina Cordes, Setareh Masoumbeiki, Riana Patel, Ella St George Carey, Claire Rodwell, Amaris Lee, Anna Simpson, Rachel Jeal, Alice Theobald, Natalie Harney, Lamis Hamdi, Hannah Johnson, Ellie Johnson-Husbands

If you were a member of the Bluestocking team and your name isn’t listed above, please let us know so we can add you to the list. Email bluestocking.editor@gmail.com

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