The description is submitted to:

Session C4965 (Middle East Feminist and Queer Studies: State of the Field), 2017
My comments will focus on the new trends and directions I see in the essays and research articles we have received and published in JMEWS. I will also identify some areas that remain under examined and will call especially for more spatial and place-based approaches in studying gender, sexuality, and feminist theory. I will reflect on the Third Space space section of the journal, which has given us the opportunity to engage with current events in a timely manner and to expand conversations to include scholars, artists, and activists.