Welcome to JMEWS



Welcome to the Journal of Middle East Women’s Studies and the JMEWS website! Founded in 2004 by the Association of Middle East Women’s Studies (AMEWS), JMEWS is the leading journal publication venue for scholars working on gender and sexuality topics across the Middle East and North Africa. We invite you to submit original scholarship to JMEWS, join AMEWS (which provides an automatic subscription to JMEWS), and follow the latest news on our JMEWS website, Facebook page, and Twitter.




Dr. Hatoon al-Fassi remains in Saudi prison

JMEWS Editorial Board member, professor and scholar Dr. Hatoon al-Fassi remains in prison since early summer 2018 with eight other Saudi women activists, detained by the government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. We call for her immediate...

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Vol. 14:2 is now available!

We are pleased to announce that a new issue of the Journal of Middle East Women's Studies is now available online! Volume 14:2 includes three original articles on the theme "Decolonizing Sex and Sexuality," prefaced by Jarrod Hayes. It features beautiful cover art by...

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Call for Applications: JMEWS Book Review Editor(s)

JMEWS is the interdisciplinary scholarly journal of the Association of Middle East Women’s Studies and publishes three issues per annual volume. The forthcoming JMEWS editors, Sherine Hafez (University of California, Riverside), Soha Bayoumi (Harvard University) and...

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