CRITICAL AFRICAN STUDIES IN GENDER AND SEXUALITY
SERIES EDITORS: Besi Brillian Muhonja and Babacar M'Baye
ABOUT THE SERIES:
Critical African Studies in Gender and Sexuality publishes innovative, interdisciplinary research on
intersections of gender, sexuality, and other political, social, economic, cultural, and geographic
identity markers. The series has particular interest in groundbreaking scholarship on
herstories/histories, elements and politics of gender and sexuality that center critical African thought
and philosophies within global contemporary theoretical debates across the disciplines. Thus,
manuscripts exploring gender relationships, queer identities, sexualities, masculinities, and
femininities within both Africa and its Diaspora in interdisciplinary contexts are highly encouraged.
We are actively seeking proposals for academic works that fit this series.
ABOUT THE EDITORS:
Besi Brillian Muhonja is associate professor of Africana Studies, Women's and Gender Studies,
and African Literatures and Cultures at James Madison University
Babacar M'Baye is associate professor of Black Diasporan and African Francophone literatures at
Kent State University
Please address inquiries to:
Nkiru Nzegwu, Binghamton University
Achola Pala, Plothatcher Institute
Melinda Adams, James Madison University
Binyavanga Wainaina, Independent Scholar
Ashley Currier, University of Cincinnati
Betty Wambui, State University of New York, Oneonta
Jane Rarieya, Aga Khan University
Olufemi Taiwo, Cornell University
Cheikh Thiam, Ohio State University
To submit a manuscript for consideration by Lexington Books, please send the following:
- a prospectus (see below for details)
- a detailed table of content
- a sample chapter
- your curriculum vitae
If you are proposing an edited collection, please include titles, affiliations, and brief resumes for each
of the contributors. In lieu of sample chapters for an edited collection, we would prefer abstracts of
The prospectus should include:
- A description of the book, what makes it unique, and why you are qualified to write it?
- A description of your target audience (undergraduate or graduate students? scholars? professionals?).
- An analysis of competing or similar books (including publishers and dates).
- A list of courses in which your book might be used as a text or supplementary text.
- An indication of whether any part of your manuscript has been published previously, and if it is a doctoral dissertation, what changes you are proposing to prepare it for publication.
- The word count of the MS; and if the manuscript is not complete, an estimate of when it will be finished.
- The names of four to seven respected scholars in your field with whom you have no personal or professional relationship. Include their titles, affiliations, and e-mail addresses.
- An indication of whether the manuscript is under consideration by other publishers.
Please do not send your entire manuscript.
An acquisitions editor will contact you to request additional materials.
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