About Us

Our Aims

Bluestocking is an online journal that investigates the intellectual and artistic achievements of women throughout history. 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.

Our Team

Founder: Mona Sakr

General Editor: Emily Oldham
Humanities Editor: Sophie Dowle
Arts Editor: Stephanie Pope
Science Editor: Ellen Pasternack
Head of Publicity: Millie Clark

Bluestocking is currently looking for writers! More details here.


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

Previous Team Members: 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

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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