Journal of Gender Studies

Volume 32, Issue 8 (2023)

guest edited by Elisabeth Holzleithner, Sylvia Mieszkowski and Birgit Sauer


In recent years, research around concepts of visibility, invisibility, their historic contingency and processuality has been growing in gender studies, cultural studies, sociology and media studies. We are proud to present this special issue, which aims to offer new perspectives on gender, sexuality and agency by paying specific attention to complex and ambivalent processes that give rise to intersectionally gendered in_visibilities, which engage actively and directly with interdependent power structures. Some of the articles collected in this issue were first presented at the GAIN-platform's inaugural conference in April 2021, others were recruited, via an open CfP by the UK-based Journal of Gender Studies, later on.


The special issue features articles by Birgit Sauer, Hans Asenbaum, Begonya Enguix Grau, Amélie Keyser-Verreault, Abigail Moreshead and Anastasia Salter, Anna-Maria Murtola and Neil Vallelly, Moritz Roemer, Sylvia Mieszkowski, and Katharina Wiedlack, drawing on a wide range of disciplinary approaches including American studies, literary and cultural studies, media studies, philosophy and intellectual history, political science, sociology and socio-cultural anthropology.


Four articles by GAIN members were published in the Journal of Gender Studies:

Gender: ambivalent in_visibilities – an editorial
Elisabeth Holzleithner, Sylvia Mieszkowski and Birgit Sauer

New publication: Promising Practices for the Employment of Live-In Care Workers in Europe


The study "Promising Practices for Employment of Live-In Care Workers in Europe", written by GAIN-PostDoc Maria Sagmeister, was produced within the framework of the IG 24 project "Care4Care". The study contains a European comparison of the working conditions of domestic workers based on five selected examples.

Download the full study