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 and readers: the JIWS has received such a robust number of submissions that our issues are full through January 2024. As a result, we are closing submissions until January 1, 2024, when the submission link will again be opened. As many of you know, we are a small team; the Executive Editorial team and our Editorial Review Board are volunteer positions. This suspension period will allow us to produce high quality issues that we hope will educate and inspire. Thank you for your understanding—the JIWS Editorial Staff. If you have research relevant to the issue of reproductive justice, we are seeking articles for a special issue on that topic. Click here to see more details and the Call for Papers

Current Issue: Volume 25, Issue 7 (2023)

Editors Introduction


Editors' Introduction
Priyanka Tripathi, Kimberly Davis, and Catherine Ndinda



Women Supporting Women: A Glass Ceiling for Women Politicians in Ibadan, Nigeria
Chisaa Onyekachi Igbolekwu, Chukwubueze Ogadimma Arisukwu, Judith Ifunanya Ani, Eunice Uwadinma-Idemudia, and Omowumi Oluwaseun Agbemuko

Film Reviews

Book Reviews

Book Review Essays

Short Story


Shall Her Eyes Rest: A Story of a Syrian Refugee
Hamza Qasem and Manal al-Natour

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

Madhavi Venkatesan, Department of Economics, Northeastern University, MA , USA

Film Review Editors

Mohosin Mandal, Department of English, MIET College, 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

Abby Tenters, Bridgewater State University, MA, USA

Tak Kelley, Bridgewater State University, MA, USA