Gender and Sexuality in Senegalese Societies

deadline for submissions: 
November 28, 2017
full name / name of organization: 
Babacar M'Baye / Kent State University
contact email: 

CFP: Gender and Sexuality in Senegalese Societies


Babacar M’Baye & Besi Muhonja, eds.


Articles in this multi and interdisciplinary volume will examine gender and sexuality in Senegalese societies. While scholarship is increasingly engaging gender and sexuality across the African continent, Senegalese spaces remain largely underexplored particularly in the area of queer studies.  Consequently, little is known about the multiple ways in which gender and sexuality present and influence various identities, cosmoses, and cultures in the country. This book, featuring selectively invited contributors, seeks to correct this academic and historical oversight. Each contribution will explore salient aspect(s) of gender and/or sexuality in pre-colonial, colonial, or post-colonial Senegal. Essays will examine the concepts gender and/or sexuality in relation to the construction of social, cultural, political or economic identities and struggles, literacy, religion, sports, the Internet, literature, popular culture, and activism, among other themes.


Guidelines and Timeline:

All manuscripts must be original (hence, not under consideration for any other journal or book) and submitted in MS Word format. The entire essay (including endnotes and bibliography) should not exceed thirty double-spaced pages and must have a concise title and a 200-word abstract. The essay must follow the conventions of The Chicago Manual of Style (latest edition).  Articles in languages other than English will be considered; however, an English translation must also be presented for inclusion. All submissions must include the author's current affiliation and contact information (e-mail and postal addresses, etc.) as well as a brief author profile. The deadline for submission of completed chapters is December, 31, 2017.


Please address queries and papers to the volume’s editors:




Dr. Babacar M’Baye

Associate Professor

Department of English

Kent State University

113 Satterfield Hall

Kent OH 44240





Dr. Besi Brillian Muhonja

Associate Professor

Africana Studies/Women’s and Gender Studies

Department of English

James Madison University

Keezell Hall 215
Harrisonburg, Virginia 22807