Abbreviated Curriculum Vitae (Full CV available upon request)



In Print/Forthcoming


Mougoué, Jacqueline-Bethel. Gender, Separatist Politics and Embodied Nationalism in Cameroon. University of Michigan Press, forthcoming 2018.


Mougoué, Jacqueline-Bethel. “Gender and (Militarized) Secessionist Movements in Africa: An African Feminist’s Reflections.” Meridians: Feminism, Race, Transnationalism, forthcoming Fall 2018.

Mougoué, Jacqueline-Bethel. “Intellectual Housewives, Journalism, and Anglophone Nationalism in Cameroon, 1961-1972.” Vol. 3, Issue 2 Journal of West African History (Fall 2017): 67-92.

Mougoué, Jacqueline-Bethel. “Housewives at Husbands’ Throats: Recalcitrant Wives and Gender Norms in a West African Nation, 1961-1972.” Vol. 29, Issue 2 Gender & History (August 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 (October 2016): 7-22.

Book Chapters

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

Book Reviews

Mougoué, Jacqueline-Bethel. When Sex Threatened the State: Illicit Sexuality, Nationalism, and Politics in Colonial Nigeria, 1900-1958, by Saheed Aderinto. Journal of West African History Vol. 2, No. 1 (Spring 2016): 211-214.

Mougoué, Jacqueline-Bethel. “Girl Cases”: Marriage and Colonialism in Gusiiland, Kenya, 1890-1970, by Brett L. Shadle. African Studies Quarterly Vol. 12, Issue 3 (Summer 2011): 142-144.

Mougoué, Jacqueline-Bethel. Africa After Gender? Edited by Catherine M. Cole, Takyiwaa Manuh, and Stephen F. Miescher. H-Net Reviews (June 2010).

Mougoué, Jacqueline-Bethel. A Workman Is Worthy of His Meat: Food and Colonialism in the Gabon Estuary, by Jeremy Rich. African Studies Quarterly Vol. 11, Issue 1 (Fall 2009): 119-121.

Additional Publications

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

Mougoué, Jacqueline-Bethel. “How I Increased My Bride Price and Other Insights from My Dissertation Field Research.” African Studies Association News, September 2012.

Mougoué, Jacqueline-Bethel. “Koulsy Lamko.” In Dictionary of African Biography. Edited by Emmanuel K. Akyeampong and Henry Louis Gates, Jr., 466-467. New York: Oxford University Press, November 2011.


In Progress/Under Review


Mougoué, Jacqueline-Bethel. Religious Masculinities, Social Calamities, and the Baha’i Faith Movement in Cameroon. Book manuscript in progress.


Mougoué, Jacqueline-Bethel and Walter Gam Nkwi “Mapping History in Cameroon: Reflections on Cameroon’s Triple European Legacies.” Revise and Resubmit.

Mougoué, Jacqueline-Bethel. “‘Women, Smile to Kill’: The Lexicon of Self-Esteem, ‘Natural’ Beauty and Bodily Practices in Metropolitan Cameroon.” Under review.

Book Chapters

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 Everyday Life on the African Continent: Fun, Leisure, and Expressivity. Edited by Kemi Balogun, Lisa Gilman, Melissa Graboyes, Habib Iddrisu. Under review.

Editorial Work

Guest Editor, “Bodily Practices and Aesthetic Rituals in 20th Century Africa,” African Studies Review. 




“Writing from the Margins: Political Masculinities and Separatist (Auto)biographies in Cameroon.” (“Ecrire des Marges: les Masculinités Politiques et les (Auto)biographies Séparatistes au Cameroun”). Paris Diderot University, Paris, France.

“The ‘Free Women’ Nuisance and Riotous Spinsters in 1960s Urban Cameroon.” University of Leuven, Leuven, Belgium, October 12, 2017.

“The Dynamics of African Feminisms.” The University of Buea, Department of Women and Gender Studies, Buea, Cameroon, December 2011.


“Religious Curiosities, Masculinities and the Baha’i Faith in Cameroon, 1950s-1970s.” Middle East Center, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, April 12, 2018.

“Religious Masculinities, Social Calamities and the Baha’i Faith Movement in Cameroon.” Kellogg Institute’s Africa Working Group and the Department of History, University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN, November 1, 2017.

Gender, Separatist Politics and Embodied Nationalism in Cameroon. Works-in-Progress Workshop. Center for African Studies, University of California-Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, November 19, 2015.

“‘Masquerade Girlfriends’: Cosmetic Products, Morality and Gendered Nationalism in West Cameroon, 1961-1972.” Symposium on Gender, History, and Sexuality at the University of Texas, Austin, December 5, 2014.

“Challenges of African Independence: Big Man Politics, Lost Cause Syndrome, and Lost Cause Transformations.” Department of Political Science, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, April 25, 2013.

“‘God will be Eating Grass’: Domestic Sciences, Cookery and Gendered Patriotism in West Cameroon, 1961-1972.” The Africa Seminar (AfriSem), Program of African Studies, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, January 24, 2013.

“‘When Women Wear Slacks’: Gendered Morality and National Embodiment in West Cameroon, 1961-1982.” The Buffett Institute for Global Studies (formerly the Buffett Center for International and Comparative Studies), Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, November 13, 2012.

“Big Buttocks and Sultry Behavior: Perceptions of Post-Colonial African Women in British Women’s Travel Narratives.” St. John’s University, Department of History, Queens, NY, April 2011.




“Cameroon’s Catholic Women’s Association: Gender, Political Power, and Transnational Feminism in 20thCentury West Africa.” Workshop on Transnational Feminism, L.R. Wilson Institute for Canadian History, McMaster University, Ontario, Canada, May 11, 2018.

“‘The Free Women Menace’: Gender, Unruly Spinsters, and ‘Civilized Harlots’ in Postcolonial Cameroon.” Single Lives: 200 Years of Independent Women in Literature & Popular Culture Conference, University College Dublin, Ireland, October 14, 2017.

“Writing Anglophone Cameroonian Women’s Activism.” Forum on African and Mediterranean Women: Movements, Feminisms, and Resistance to Extremisms, Fez, Morocco, May 7, 2017.

“Print Culture and Gendered Nationalism in 1960s Anglophone Cameroon.” African Studies Association of the UK Biennial Conference, Centre for African Studies, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom, September 7-9, 2016.

“‘Many of Our Women Indulge in these Strange Beauty Ideas Ignorantly’: Gender, Aesthetic Rituals and Beauty Politics in 1960s Cameroon.” The Politics of Beauty Conference, Department of Sociology, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom, August 30-September 3, 2016.

“‘A Lady Does Not Hurry’: Cross-Cultural Contacts between American Missionary Women and Cameroonian Women.” Berkshire Conference on Women’s History, Toronto, Canada, May 2014.


Panels Organized

“Penning Alternative Narratives: Gender and Literary Cultures in 20th Century Africa.” ASA Women’s Caucus Sponsored Panel. African Studies Association, Chicago, IL, November 16-18, 2017.

“The Body and Aesthetic Rituals in Africa.” ASA Women’s Caucus Sponsored Panel. African Studies Association, Washington D.C., December 1-3, 2016.

Papers Presented

“‘In Africa, in Days Gone By…’: Gender, Intellectualism, and the Philosophizing of Cameroonian History.” American Historical Association, Washington DC, January 4-8, 2018.

 “Women Griots: Gender, Rhetoric, and the Imagining of Cameroonian History.” ASA Women’s Caucus Sponsored Panel. African Studies Association, Chicago, IL, November 16 – 18, 2017.

“Public Dignity, Masculinity, and Anglophone Secessionist Sentiments in 1960s Anglophone Cameroon.” 6th Conable Conference in International Studies, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY, April 20-22, 2017.

“‘Where are all the Women who used to be Good Athletes in their School Days?’: Physical Activities and Gendered Leisure in Anglophone Cameroon, 1960s-1970s.” Fun, Leisure, and Expressivity in Africa Symposium, University of Oregon, Eugene, February 23-24, 2017.

“Women’s Day Rallies and Anglophone Nationalism in 1960s Cameroon.” The African Feminist Initiative Conference, Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA, September 23-24, 2016.

“Intellectual ‘Housewives’, Journalism, and Anglophone Nationalism in Cameroon, 1961-1972.” African Intellectual History Workshop, Yale University, New Haven, CT, March 31-April 2, 2016.

“D-Day for Beauty Queens: Beauty Pageants and Nation-Building in West Cameroon, 1961-1982.” American Historical Association, New Orleans, LA, January 2013.

“Fashioning the National Costume: Public Discourse about Women’s National Identity and Unity in West Cameroon, 1961-1972.” African Studies Association, Philadelphia, PA, December 2012.

Panel Discussant

“Gender, Militarism, and the African State: Contemporary and Historical Perspectives.” African Studies Association, San Diego, CA, November 2015.

“Cultural Tradition and Modernity in Cameroon.” African Studies Association, Indianapolis, IN, November 2014.