26 Jan

Call for Editor
Submission Deadline: February 15, 2019

The Anthropology Book Forum, an open access book and film review journal hosted by the American Anthropological Association (AAA) and operated by the National Association of Student Anthropologists (NASA), is currently accepting applications for an Editor. This position will be for one year (2019-2020) with the possibility of an extension into the following academic year. The Editor is primarily responsible for communicating with publishers and reviewers as well as selecting, editing, and publishing reviews. This Editor will work under the supervision of the NASA E-Journal Editor and will have mentorship opportunities from previous editors of other AAA journals.

The Anthropology Book Forum publishes reviews of both books and films of relevance and interest to a general anthropological audience, including sociocultural, linguistic, biological and linguistic anthropology as well as archaeology and closely cognate disciplines. The journal operates on a continuous publication model, publishing reviews as the editing process is completed. Professional as well as student authors are accepted and encouraged.

The specific duties of the Editor include:

  • Working with the AnthroBookForum’s existing publisher connections to develop our selection of books for review
  • Soliciting book review manuscripts from scholars whose works relate to the themes developed in the books we offer for review
  • Copy-editing texts to meet the AnthroBookForum’s standards for book reviews
  • Publishing the finished reviews online through the Anthropology News website

Interested applicants should send the following materials to the NASA E-Journal Editor, Bridget Kelly, at studentanthropologist@gmail.com

  1. Full name
  2. University Affiliation
  3. A current CV (with emphasis on your editorial experience or connection to anthropology)
  4. A brief response to: What is your vision for the future of the AnthroBookForum? If selected as Editor what steps would you take to pursue that vision?
  5. Optional: A writing sample, either a journal article, academic term paper, or book review

It is highly recommended that the Editor has been or is currently enrolled in an anthropology program at the undergraduate or graduate level. There is special preference for those applicants with editorial experience. *You do not need to be a U.S. citizen or attending a U.S. college to apply.*

Interested candidates should familiarize themselves with AnthroBookForum Reviews at: http://www.anthropology-news.org/?post_type=book-review

The deadline for applications is February 15, 2019.

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