A feminist dialogue across disciplines, geographies, and generations: interview with Linda McDowell

Tuncer S.

Gender, Place and Culture, vol.30, no.8, pp.1170-1183, 2023 (SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 30 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2023
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/0966369x.2022.2118677
  • Journal Name: Gender, Place and Culture
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, IBZ Online, International Bibliography of Social Sciences, CAB Abstracts, Educational research abstracts (ERA), Gender Studies Database, Geobase, Index Islamicus, Public Affairs Index, Social services abstracts, Sociological abstracts, Veterinary Science Database
  • Page Numbers: pp.1170-1183
  • Keywords: Feminism, feminist scholarship, gendered academy, geography, Linda McDowell, REFLECTIONS, LIFE
  • Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Affiliated: Yes


© 2022 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group.The following article is an interview with a pioneering ­feminist geographer Linda McDowell based on an exchange of written questions and responses through email. It is organized in a way to combine McDowell’s biographical journey into geography with her university experience as a student, researcher and academic. The themes explored include her work and influences ranging from geography to sociology and feminist scholarship; doing feminist geography; diversity, decolonization of the discipline and the future of feminist geographies; and in the age of global crises the potentials of feminist geographies. As a conversation between an emerita professor of human/feminist geography from the U.K. and a mid-career feminist urban sociologist from Turkey, the interview is intended to be a feminist dialogue across disciplines, geographies, and generations.