The Journal of International Women’s Studies is an online, open-access, peer-reviewed feminist journal that provides a forum for scholars, activists, and students to explore the relationships among theories of gender and sexuality and various forms of organizing and critical practice.

Dear JIWS authors: Our submission portal is closed until late July or August of 2024. Please note that we do not accept article, essay, or creative submissions via email. One exception is that book and film reviews should be emailed directly to the book and film review editors listed in the Policies/Submissions page (see sidebar). Please wait until July/August 2024 to submit any new article manuscripts. We received a robust round of submissions earlier this year, so we have had to close our portal to handle the workload. If you have research relevant to the issue of women in digital spaces, we are seeking articles for a special issue, Digital Feminism and Women's Engagement with Online Spaces. Click here to see more details and the Call for Papers

Current Issue: Volume 26, Issue 3 (2024) Selected Papers from the 9th World Conference on Women’s Studies

Editors Introduction



Re-envisioning Community-Engaged Healing for Black Women
Reanae McNeal, Marqua Harris, and Vanessa Oliphant


Assessment of the Economic Empowerment of Women before and after Establishment of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)
Agatha Itohan Oseghale, Abigail John Jirgi, Faith Dabaniyu Ibrahim, Abu Ogaji, Alaba Olanike Ojo, Ramatu Usman Bako, and Halima Sallawu

Executive Editors

Kimberly Chabot Davis, Department of English, Bridgewater State University

Diana Fox, Department of Anthropology, Bridgewater State University (on leave until Sept. 2024)

Catherine Ndinda, Human Science Research Council, Cape Town, South Africa

Priyanka Tripathi, Indian Institute of Technology Patna, India

Book Review Editor

Medha Bhattacharyya, Bengal Institute of Technology, India

Film Review Editors

Mohosin Mandal, Department of English, Alipurduar Mahila Mahavidyalay, India

Avishek Deb, Department of English, Gandhi Institute of Technology and Management University (GITAM), Bangalore, India

Editorial Assistants

Emma Shanley, Bridgewater State University, MA, USA

Kimiko Clark, Bridgewater State University, MA, USA

Rosalie Hamilton, Bridgewater State University, MA, USA

Allison Marchand, Bridgewater State University, MA, USA

Special Issue Editors

Alicia Haynes, University of the West Indies, Barbados

Asma Noureen, New York University Abu Dhabi, UAE

Marlene Johnson, University of the West Indies, Barbados