Five Years of Gender and Language


  • Ann Weatherall Victoria University of Wellington
  • Elizabeth Stokoe Loughborough University
  • Bonnie McElhinny University of Toronto




Editorial, Gender and Language, Journal history


In this editorial we reflect on and celebrate the first five years of the journal, provide our annual profile of contributors, announce important changes to the editorial structure, and describe some up-coming changes to the journal to respond to its continuing expansion and development.

Author Biographies

Ann Weatherall, Victoria University of Wellington

Ann Weatherall researches within the general area of social psychology. Her particular interests include discursive psychology and conversation analysis; feminist psychology, and sex/gender and sexuality. Ann is an editor of the journal Gender and Language.

Elizabeth Stokoe, Loughborough University

Elizabeth is Professor of Social Interaction in the Department of Social Sciences, Loughborough University, UK. She has worked in the gender and language field since beginning her PhD in 1993 and her disciplinary background is in social psychology. Her research interests are in conversation analysis, membership categorization, and discursive psychology. Elizabeth is an editor of the journal Gender and Language.

Bonnie McElhinny, University of Toronto

Bonnie McElhinny (Ph.D. 1993, Stanford University) is an associate professor in anthropology and women and gender studies who works on issues linked to gender, the Philippines and the Filipino diaspora. Her SSHRC-funded research focuses on historical and contemporary investigations of North American interventions into Filipino health care and childcare practices, and reactions and resistance to these.




How to Cite

Weatherall, A., Stokoe, E., & McElhinny, B. (2011). Editorial: Five Years of Gender and Language. Gender and Language, 5(2), 167–173. https://doi.org/10.1558/genl.v5i2.167