1. Gender, Separatist Politics, and Embodied Nationalism in Cameroon (University of Michigan Press, 2019) (access here)



2. Diasporas in Africa (in progress; learn more here)

Peer-Reviewed Articles and Book Chapters (Selected)

Mougoué, Jacqueline-Bethel. “Olinga Travels: A Transnational History of an East African.” In progress.

Mougoué, Jacqueline-Bethel. “’Vous Semblez ne pas Connaître l’Histoire’: Historicizing the Political Afterlives of Cameroon’s First Ladies.” In progress.

Mougoué, Jacqueline-Bethel. “‘Where are all the Women who used to be Good Athletes in their School Days?’: Sports and Gendered Leisure in Anglophone Cameroon in the 1960s and 1970s.” In Africa Every Day: Fun, Leisure, and Expressive Culture on the Continent. Edited by Kemi Balogun, Lisa Gilman, Melissa Graboyes, and Habib Iddrisu, 145-154. Ohio University Press, 2019.


Mougoué, Jacqueline-Bethel. “Over-Making Nyanga: Mastering ‘Natural’ Beauty and Disciplining Excessive Bodily Practices in Metropolitan Cameroon.” African Studies Review Vol. 62, Issue 2 (June 2019): 175-198.

Traduction française:

Mougoué, Jacqueline-Bethel. “Gender and (Militarized) Secessionist Movements in Africa: An African Feminist’s Reflections.” Meridians: Feminism, Race, Transnationalism Vol. 17, No. 2 (2018): 338-358. 


Mougoué, Jacqueline-Bethel. “The Anlu Rebellion.” In The Oxford Research Encyclopedia of African History. Edited by Thomas Spear. New York: Oxford University Press, March 2018.

Mougoué, Jacqueline-Bethel. “Intellectual Housewives, Journalism, and Anglophone Nationalism in Cameroon, 1961-72.” Journal of West African History Vol. 3, Issue 2 (2017): 67-92.

Mougoué, Jacqueline-Bethel. “Housewives at Husbands’ Throats: Recalcitrant Wives and Gender Norms in a West African Nation, 1961-1972.” Gender & History Vol. 29, Issue 2 (2017): 405-422.

Mougoué, Jacqueline-Bethel. “African Women do not Look Good in Wigs: Gender, Beauty Rituals and Cultural Identity in Anglophone Cameroon, 1961-1972.” Feminist Africa Issue 21 (2016): 7-22.

Journals/Books Edited

Mougoué, Jacqueline-Bethel. “Editorial: Gender and Sexuality in African Futurism.” Feminist Africa. Vol. 3, Issue 1. Forthcoming 2021.

Mougoué, Jacqueline-Bethel. “Forum Introduction: Bodily Practices and Aesthetic Rituals in Twentieth- and Twenty-First-Century Africa.” African Studies Review. Vol. 62, Issue 2 (June 2019): 72-79.

Mougoué, Jacqueline-Bethel. “First Ladies of Africa: Beyond Femocracy and Wifeism?” In progress.

Mougoué, Jacqueline-Bethel, Alicia C. Decker and Maha Marouan. African Feminist Histories. Under review with Ohio University Press.

Blog Posts

Mougoué, Jacqueline-Bethel. “Brown Skin Women.” Africa is a Country, July 31, 2019.

Mougoué, Jacqueline-Bethel. “Gender in Cameroon’s Anglophone Crisis.” Africa is a Country, June 23, 2019.

Mougoué, Jacqueline-Bethel. “The Coffin Revolution: Historicizing Secessionist Intentions in English-Speaking Cameroon.” Africa is a Country, April 28, 2017.

Mougoué, Jacqueline-Bethel. “Fieldwork as a Diasporan: How I Increased My Bride Price and Other Insights from the Field.” African Studies Association News, August 31, 2012. See the original/archived version here (pages 101-103).