JACQUELINE-BETHEL MOUGOUÉ is an interdisciplinary feminist scholar of Africa who is particularly interested in how constructions of gender and identity inform the comportment and performances of the body, religious beliefs, and political ideologies. She will be Assistant Professor of Gender and Sexuality at University of Wisconsin-Madison starting this Fall 2019. Previously, she was Assistant Professor of History at Baylor University (2013-2019). Mougoué’s first book, Gender, Separatist Politics and Embodied Nationalism in Cameroon is forthcoming with the University of Michigan Press in August 2019. Mougoué is currently finalizing research on her second book, Manhood, Religion and Transcontinental Networks in Africa. The book will examine the history of the Bahá’í Faith and masculine identities in English-Speaking Cameroon from the 1950s to the 1980s. In summer 2019, Mougoué will be working on her second book project as a Visiting Research Fellow at the Moore Institute in NUI Galway (Republic of Ireland).

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Mougoué has been invited to give plenary talks on her research at various academic institutions including Paris Diderot University (France), University of Leuven (Belgium), University of Buea (Cameroon), Northwestern University (United States) and University of Notre Dame (United States). 

Mougoué has been a visiting scholar at the University of Buea (Cameroon) and a fellow at Northwestern University (United States). Currently, Mougoué is Co-Convenor of African Studies Association (ASA) Women’s Caucus, member of the African Feminist Initiative (AFI), Advisory Member of ASA North American Scholars on Cameroon Association, Conference Liaison for Coordinating Council for Women in History (CCWH) and a member of the CCWH  Mentorship Program Committee. Please click here for a CCWH brochure.

Mougoué received her M.A. and Ph.D. in history from Purdue University. She holds an additional degree from Purdue, a Graduate Certificate in Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies (WGSS) from the WGSS Program