Affiliated Publications

African Studies Review
African Studies Review (ASR) is the principal academic and scholarly journal of the African Studies Association. ASR appears three times per year in April, September, and December, and is one of the many benefits of membership. The mission of the ASR is to publish the highest quality articles, as well as book and film reviews in all academic disciplines that are of interest to the interdisciplinary audience of ASA members.  It was edited by scholars in the fve colleges with support of the Five College Consortium for over three decades from April 1998 through December 2017.

The Massachusetts Review 
A Quarterly of Literature, the Arts, and Public Affairs
Founded in 1959 by a group of professors from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst College, Mount Holyoke, and Smith, The Massachusetts Review is one of the nation’s leading literary magazines, distinctive in joining the highest level of artistic concern with pressing public issues. As The New York Times observed, “It is amazing that so much significant writing on race and culture appears in one magazine.” MR was named one of the top ten literary journals in 2008 by the Boston Globe. It is published independently with the support and cooperation of the five colleges and Five Colleges, Incorporated. 

Executive Editor: Jim Hicks, Photo Lab 309, 211 Hicks Way, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, MA 01003 email:

Subscriptions available: 413-545-2689

Contributions In Black Studies
The journal was launched in 1977. Michael Thelwell of the Du Bois Department at UMass Amherst and Eugene Terry, at that time a faculty member at Hampshire College, served as the founding editors. CIBS was a Five College collaboration of Africana Studies scholars at UMass Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, Amherst, and Smith Colleges. that lasted over two decades. The journal ceased publication in 1999.

The journal of the Five College Faculty Seminar on Literary Translation, providing a forum for literary translation out of (and into) all languages, and for papers on the theory and practice of literary translation.

Editor-in-Chief: Thalia Pandiri, professor of classics, Smith College. 

Trans Asia Photography Review
An international refereed journal (ISSN: 2158-2025) devoted to the discussion of historic and contemporary photography from Asia. Online and free of charge, it is published by Hampshire College in collaboration with the Michigan Publishing, a division of the University of Michigan Library.

Editor-in-Chief: Sandra Matthews, photographic artist and Associate Professor Emerita, Hampshire College.