About Us

The Central Dissent: A Journal of Gender and Sexuality is a peer-reviewed interdisciplinary academic journal based out of the University of Central Oklahoma’s Liberal Arts College and sponsored by the UCO's Women’s Research Center as well as the BGLTQ+ Student Center. Being the first and only academic journal focused on gender and sexuality in Oklahoma, our mission is to gather and disseminate quality research, prose, poetry, artwork, and academic reviews that explore gender theory, gender identity, as well as how race, class, and ethnicity shape society’s expectations of the individual both currently and historically.