Open Call for Papers: African Journal of Gender and Religion
December 2021
The African Journal of Gender and Religion (AJGR) is the first, online, double-blind peer-reviewed, open access journal for the transdisciplinary study of gender and religion in Africa. AJGR is a bi-annual publication housed in The Desmond Tutu Centre for Religion and Social Justice at the University of the Western Cape. The journal seeks to explore the ways in which power operates in gendered relationships and the ways in which this power is determined and promoted by religious and cultural norms. We welcome submissions which draw on a variety of resources available within feminist, queer and masculinity studies as they intersect with religion and culture. The AJGR is an accredited publication of the South African Department of Higher Education and Training. Authors are invited to submit inter-disciplinary articles that explore phenomena and trends emerging from the intersections of religion, theology, gender and sexuality. We are an African journal and seek to encourage authors to reflect on Africa as context, concept, and theory. We are equally welcoming of international contributions engaging with a variety of social and geographic contexts. We also encourage authors to submit publications which explore the gendered intersections of religion and Covid-19.

Prospective authors are invited to submit abstracts by 20 August 2021. Authors will then be required to submit full articles by 30 September 2021.

The AJGR is an open access journal and provides immediate access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. Previous volumes of the journal can be accessed freely online at
Prospective contributors should send a typed copy of their abstract and article via email to
The In-House Standard and Style Sheet guidelines can be accessed at (Please note: The website is currently undergoing upgrades. If there are problems accessing our guidelines please do let us know and we will email you a copy)