On gender, diversity, and feminism
Raffia is an online magazine that features informative and opinion articles, columns, reviews, and interviews on gender, diversity, and feminism in Dutch as well as in English. The magazine has a multifaceted focus: on the sciences, arts, and emancipatory organisations. The articles are written by scientists, students, emancipatory organizations, artists, and others interested in the field. Raffia is affiliated with Radboud Gender & Diversity Studies of the Radboud University. We are based in Nijmegen, the Netherlands.
After 28 years of 'tijdschrift Raffia', we made a new start as an online magazine. For the history of tijdschrift Raffia, see below.
The editorial board is committed to upholding the same quality and critical attitude to gender issues, both inside and outside the academy, for which the journal has been known for years. In such a vast and dynamic area as gender and diversity studies, it is our goal to provide information on current developments in the field and a forum for critical discussion of issues that concern us all.
Gender & Diversity Studies
P.O. Box 9104
6500 HE Nijmegen
Visit (by appointment):
Thomas van Aquinostraat 08.02.01
Before Raffia was an online magazine, it served as a paper magazine for 28 years. In March 1989 – what was then called – the Centrum voor Vrouwenstudies (CvV, ‘Centre for Women’s Studies’) of Radboud University published the first issue of the Raffia. Raffia featured articles by both students and settled scholars, concerning the themes of gender, feminism and emancipation. Crucially, the journal also emphasised the importance of gender beyond the university, for example in arts and emancipatory organisations, as well as through opinion pieces such as columns and reviews. The magazine contained articles both in Dutch and English.
When the CvV changed its name to the Institute for Gender Studies in 2005, Raffia remained an important part of its scholarly infrastructure. The magazine published its final paper issue in March 2016, in its 28th year of existence. When in July 2016 the Institute for Gender Studies was disbanded and made way for Radboud Gender and Diversity Studies, Raffia’s editorial board decided it was time for a new format. In order to make Raffia more accessible to a broader audience and to be able to better respond to current events, Raffia made a new start as an online magazine on 8 March 2017.
- Emily Rohof
- Evelien van Soldt
- Glyn Muitjens
- Joost Snaterse
- Laura Martens
- Leah Ritterfeld
- Margot Maas
- Ranah Baptist
- Susanne Lehmann
- Wouter Egelmeers
Write for Raffia!
The editors of Raffia are always looking for interesting articles or columns about gender, diversity, and feminism. Would you like to write about these subjects, perhaps following a research project, thesis, art project, or event? Please contact us!