Jacqueline-Bethel Tchouta Mougoué received her Ph.D. in history from Purdue University in 2013. She holds two additional degrees from Purdue, a master’s degree in history and a Graduate Certificate in Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies (WGSS) from the WGSS Program. As an assistant professor of Modern African History at Baylor University, Mougoué teaches Modern African History, Women and Gender in Modern Africa and World History since 1500. An interdisciplinary feminist scholar, Mougoué’s research interests emphasize the gendering of identities in modern Africa, particularly the gendering of identities in state, body, and religious politics in Cameroon. Her first book, Gender, Separatist Politics and Embodied Nationalism in Cameroon (University of Michigan Press, 2018) examines the gendering of political identity, nationalism, and separatist/secession movements in twentieth-century Cameroon. Mougoué has been a visiting researcher/scholar at the University of Buea (Cameroon) and Northwestern University. Mougoué is Co-Convenor, with Josephine Dawuni of African Studies Association (ASA) Women’s Caucus, Advisory Member of ASA North American Scholars on Cameroon Association, and Conference Liaison for Coordinating Council for Women in History (CCWH). Please see the following brochure about CCWH membership.

Mougoué’s hobbies include long-distance running, photography, painting, and writing poetry and short stories.

News on Mougoué: 

CCWH Newsletter – Fall 2017

CCWH Newsletter – Fall 2016

ASA Women Caucus Newsletter – Summer 2016

International Federation for Research in Women’s History Newsletter – Summer 2013

CCWH Newsletter – February 2013

Program of African Studies at Northwestern University Annual Report – 2012-2013

Roberta Buffett Center for International and Comparative Studies at Northwestern University – Fall 2012


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