As an assistant professor of Modern African history at Baylor University, Jacqueline-Bethel Tchouta Mougoué teaches Modern African History, Women and Gender in Modern Africa and World History Since 1500. Her research interests include African femininities/masculinities, separatist/secessionist movements, political identity, and print culture. Most recently, she has an article in Gender & History (2017) that underlines Anglophone Cameroonian housewives and recalcitrant behavior and an article in Feminist Africa (2016) that focuses on beauty rituals and cultural identity in post-independent Anglophone Cameroon. In addition, she has a forthcoming article in the Journal of West African History (2017) that examines the political activities of Anglophone Cameroonian female journalists who penned women’s advice columns under pseudonyms during the 1960s. She currently has several other articles under review about political masculinities, shadeism and beauty, Catholicism and transnational feminisms, and the Baha’i Movement in English-speaking Cameroon. Mougoué recently contributed an essay in the blog, Africa is a Country.
Mougoué has been invited to share her research at various academic institutions including Yale University, University of California-Berkeley, Northwestern University (the Buffett Institute for Global Studies, formerly the Buffett Center for International and Comparative Studies), Pennsylvania State University (the African Feminist Initiative; Fall 2016, Spring 2017), University of Oregon, Rochester Institute of Technology, University of Texas-Austin (Fall 2015, Spring 2017), University of Cambridge, UK (Robinson College, Downing College), Institute for Anthropological Research on Africa (Belgium), the University of Buea (Cameroon) and the International Institute for Languages and Cultures at Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah University (Fez, Morocco).
Main website image: British Southern Cameroons wearing the Kamerun National Congress (KNC) cloth, 1950s. Image courtesy of the Cameroon National Archive in Buea.