Meridians provides a forum for the finest scholarship and creative work by and about women of color in US and international contexts. The journal recognizes that feminism, race, transnationalism, and women of color are contested terms and engages in a dialogue across ethnic and national boundaries, as well as across traditional disciplinary boundaries in the academy. The goal of Meridians is to make scholarship by and about women of color central to contemporary definitions of feminism.

Journal Details

  • Frequency: semiannually
  • ISSN: 1536-6936
  • eISSN: 1547-8424
  • Keywords: African American Culture, African Diaspora, African Studies, Black Feminist Theory, Feminist Theory, Gender Studies, Intersectionality, Literary Criticism, Race & Ethnicity, Social Justice
  • First Issue: Volume 1 (2000)

Additional Information

Editorial Details

Editorial Office Contact Information
Wright Hall
Smith College
Northampton, MA 01063 USA

  • Paula J. Giddings
Managing Editor
  • Sarah LaBelle
Advisory Board
  • Ravina Aggarwal
  • Sonia Alvarez
  • Kum-Kum Bhavnani
  • Ginetta Candelario
  • Ann Arnett Ferguson
  • Inderpal Grewal
  • Ambreen Hai
  • Maria Herrera-Sobek
  • Michelle Joffroy
  • J. Kehaulani Kauanui
  • Deborah King
  • Kimberly Kono
  • Amina Mama
  • Renee Romano
  • Ranu Samantrai
  • Ella Shohat
  • Caroline Sinavaiana-Gabard
  • Elizabeth V. Spelman
  • Nancy Saporta Sternbach
  • Gina Ulysse
  • Susan Van Dyne
  • Kamala Visweswaran
Founding Advisory Board
  • Edna Acosta-Belén
  • Leila Ahmed
  • Ama Ata Aidoo
  • Amrita Basu
  • Rey Chow
  • Maryse Condé
  • Angela Y. Davis
  • Cynthia Enoe
  • Paula Giddings
  • Wilma Mankiller
  • Toni Morrison
  • Nell Irvin Painter
  • Elena Poniatowska
  • Nawal El Saadawi
  • Vandana Shiva
  • Ruth J. Simmons
Founding Editors
  • Ravina Aggarwal
  • Elizabeth Alexander
  • Ann Arnett Ferguson
  • Ann Jones
  • Gayle Pemberton
  • Nancy Saporta Sternbach
  • Susan Van Dyne
Editors Emeritas
  • Kum-Kum Bhavnani
  • Myriam J. A. Chancy

Submission Info

Meridians accepts submissions on a rolling basis. Submissions are reviewed anonymously by members of the editorial board and by readers with competence in the appropriate fields. The review process usually takes four to six months.

The editor of Meridians invites submissions of essays, interviews, poetry, fiction, theater, artwork, and photo-essays, as well as political manifestos, position papers, and archival documents of continuing interest.

We accept web-based submissions via Editorial Manager. To download the contributors' style guide, click here.

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