About Us

Meridians: feminism, race, transnationalism is an intersectional feminist journal based at Smith College. Our goal is to make scholarship by and about women of color central to US and global economic conditions; political practices; articulation of histories, geographies, cultures, and sexualities; and forms and meaning of resistance and activist strategies. Meridians is a peer-reviewed journal with the mission—still unique among scholarly journals—of publishing cutting edge scholarship and creative work at the intersection of race, gender, ethnicity and nation.

  "Women of color have many histories, and those histories can be brought into full and useful relief by providing opportunities for those women to speak for themselves. However, this journal is not simply for women of color and their voices and perspectives. It is for anyone who takes seriously the scholarly and artistic questions that relate to these women. It is for all who would make them and their concerns breathe among the statistics."

— Dr. Ruth J. Simmons

Fall 2020 Events

We are pleased to announce the the inaugural Elizabeth Alexander Creative Writing Award which celebrates
an author whose work embodies the lyrically powerful and historically engaged nature of Dr. Alexander’s writing.
More information about the award and how to submit can be found here.

From the Trenches

Call for Papers & Creative Works

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; 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.

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