feminism, race, transnationalism 


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Journal Current volume: 20 Frequency: Two issues annually

Academic Editor: Ginetta E. B. Candelario

Meridians, an interdisciplinary feminist journal, provides a forum for the finest scholarship and creative work by and about women of color in U.S. and international contexts. The journal engages the complexity of debates around feminism, race, and transnationalism in a dialogue across ethnic, national, and disciplinary boundaries. Meridians publishes work that makes scholarship, poetry, fiction, and memoir by and about women of color central to history, economics, politics, geography, class, sexuality, and culture. The journal provokes the critical interrogation of the terms used to shape activist agendas, theoretical paradigms, and political coalitions.

Meridians received the 2020 award for Best Digital Feature from the Council of Editors of Learned Journals for its "On the Line" component.


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Editorial Office:
Smith College
Northampton, MA 01063

Ginetta E.B. Candelario
Consulting Poetry Editor:
Leslie Marie Aguilar
Editorial Assistant:
Maghan Baptiste
Praxis Interns:
Htet Thadar Aung
Katarina Yuan
Quigley Fellows:
Verónica Kessler
Juliet Schulman-Hall
Sara (Zora) Steedley

STRIDE Fellow:
Kaila Frazer
Smith-Duke Editorial Advisory Board:
Elisabeth Armstrong
Payal Banarjee
Ibtissam Bouachrine
Jasmine Nichole Cobb
Mona Hassan
Pinky Hota
Ranjana Khanna
Kimberly Kono
Daphne Lamothe
Adriane D. Lentz-Smith
Lucy Mule
Elizabeth Spelman
Creative Writing Advisory Board:
Floyd Cheung
Matt Donovan
Daphne Lamothe
Ruth Ozeki
Ellen Doré Watson
Founding Advisory Board:
Edna Acosta-Belén
Leila Ahmed
Ama Ata Aidoo
Amrita Basu
Rey Chow
Maryse Condé
Angela Davis
Cynthis Enloe
Paula J. 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 Emeritae:
Kum-Kum Bhavnani
Myriam J. A. Chancy
Paula J. Giddings
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Meridians is a peer-reviewed, feminist interdisciplinary journal whose goal is to provide a forum for the finest scholarship and creative work by and about women of color in US and international contexts. The journal is a venture of Smith College.

Recognizing that feminism, race, transnationalism, and women of color are contested terms, Meridians engages the complexity of these debates 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 feminisms in the explorations of women's economic conditions, cultures, and sexualities, as well as the forms and meanings of resistance and activist strategies.

Meridians seeks to publish work that is grounded in the particularities of history, economics, geography, class, and culture; that informs the contradictions and politics of women's lives; that illuminates the forms and meanings of resistance, migration and exile, and artistic expressions; that provokes the critical interrogation of the terms used to shape activist agendas, theoretical paradigms, and political coalitions; and that is substantive and readable, as well as relevant and useful to researchers, educators, students, and practitioners.

The Editor of Meridians invites submissions of scholarly essays, personal interviews, poetry, fiction, nonfiction, visual art, and photo-essays, as well as political manifestos, position papers, and archival documents of continuing interest. Submit manuscripts online via the journal’s Editorial Manager page. For detailed submission guidelines, please visit
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ISSN: 1536-6936
e-ISSN: 1547-8424