Focus and Scope

Wagadu: A Journal of Transnational Women’s and Gender Studies

From the Soninke legend behind its name, “wagadu” has become the metaphor for women’s roles within families, communities, locally and globally. Extending our focus to gender in its diverse identities and expressions, our journal Wagadu is a forum for interdisciplinary feminist scholarship addressing issues of gender in its inevitable intersection with other social configurations such as race, place, and culture. In our transnational platform, we foster dialog that reflects the myriad situations and experiences particularly of African, Asian, and Latin American women as they are shaped by geopolitical hierarchies and actively participate in decolonizing struggles.  Pushing for new approaches in feminist scholarship, Wagadu welcomes innovation in style and subject matter through our single-topic special volumes and our mixed general volumes.  As an open-source journal, we aim to serve as a productive resource for the broad community of feminist scholars at all professional and geographical locations.