is a peer-reviewed, feminist, interdisciplinary journal whose goal
is to provide a forum for the finest scholarship and creative work
by and about women of color in U.S. and international contexts.
The journal is a venture of Smith College and is published by Indiana
Recognizing that feminism, race, transnationalism, and women of color
are contested terms, Meridians engages the complexity of these debates
in a dialogue across ethnic and national boundaries, as well as
across traditional disciplinary boundaries in the academy. The goal
of Meridians is to make scholarship by and about women of color
central to global and U.S. economic conditions, their political practices, the articulation
of histories, geographies, cultures, and sexualities, as well as
the forms and meanings of resistance and activist strategies.
Meridians is guided by a local
group of Smith faculty members and by an
From the founding editors:
"The focus of our attention is women in movement: geographically
and economically, in migration and diaspora; politically, in both
local and transnational patterns of organization and coalition;
and intellectually, in theoretical transformations produced by these
new transnational realities."