AMEWS Association for Middle East Women's Studies

Call for Editors


The Association for Middle East Women’s Studies (AMEWS) is now accepting applications for an editor or co-editors for the Journal of Middle East Women’s Studies (JMEWS) ( ).  JMEWS, the official publication of AMEWS, was first published in 2005.  As an interdisciplinary journal, JMEWS advances gender, sexuality and women’s studies through the contributions of academics, artits 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 on women and gender in the Middle East. JMEWS includes feature articles, book reviews, review essays, dissertation abstracts, and a “Third Space,” highlighting the theoretical innovations on gender and sexuality related to the Middle East and its diaspora.  JMEWS is published three times annually, and had an acceptance rate of 17% in 2015.  Subscription includes membership in AMEWS.   Previous editors of JMEWS include Marcia C. Inhorn and Mary Layoun; Marcia C. Inhorn; Nancy Gallagher and Sondra Hale; Marcia Inhorn.  Current editors are Miriam Cooke, Banu Gokariksel and Frances Hasso. JMEWS is published by Duke University Press.

The Association for Middle East Women’s Studies ( ) was founded in 1985.  It is the leading professional association for scholars and individuals with an interest in women and gender studies in the context of the Middle East and beyond, including transnational and diasporic communities around the world.  AMEWS is affiliated with the Middle East Studies Association of North America, Inc. and works with academic networks around the world.  Membership in AMEWS is open to anyone with an interest in Middle East/Muslim women and gender studies.

JMEWS is indexed/abstracted in the following: EBSCO Current Abstracts, EBSCO Current Citations Express, EBSCO Education Research Complete, EBSCO Education Research Index, European Reference Index for the Humanities and the Social Sciences (ERIH Plus), Feminist Periodicals, Humanities Index, Index Islamicus, Index to Jewish Periodicals, Project Muse, ProQuest Genderwatch, ProQuest Research Library, Sociological Abstracts, Thomson Reuters Current Contents/Social and Behavioral Sciences, Thomson Reuters Journal Citation Reports/Social Science Edition, Thomson Reuters Social Sciences Citation Index, Wilson Omnifile.

For questions about JMEWS and the application process, contact: Dr. Suad Joseph, Applicants for the editor or co-editorship of JMEWS should include the following:

1.) CV’s of applicant(s)
2.) Statement of journal editing philosophy and approach
3.) Institutional statement of support – including funding support, staff support, and space
4.) Work plan and timetable for the transition of the editorship to the institution of the editor(s).

Kindly send the applications to:

Suad Joseph, Chair, JMEWS Editor Search Committee
Department of Anthropology
One Shields Ave
University of California, Davis
Davis, CA 95616


The call for editors can be downloaded HERE.