The Journal of Middle East Women’s Studies is the official publication of the Association for Middle East Women’s Studies. The first volume was published in 2005. This interdisciplinary journal advances Middle East gender, sexuality, and women’s studies through the contributions of academics, artists, and activists from around the globe in the interpretive social sciences and humanities. JMEWS is a venue for region-specific research informed by transnational feminist, gender, and sexuality scholarship. Editors encourage submission of work that employs historical, ethnographic, literary, textual, and visual analyses and methodologies.
JMEWS also publishes book reviews and review essays (focused on art exhibits, panels of significance, films, two or more scholarly books, fiction, or state of the field) that highlight theoretical innovation in region-focused gender and sexuality studies.
This platform is part of the Axis 1 "Strengthening the capacities of equality actors" of the Priority Solidarity Fund "Women for the future in the Mediterranean" funded by the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs and led by the European Institute of the Mediterranean, in the framework of the project “Developing Women's Empowerment” labelled by the Union for the Mediterranean.