Call for Applicants: Book Review Editor for Body and Religion

We are seeking applicants for the role of Book Review Editor for the journal, Body and Religion, published since 2017 by Equinox. Two issues a year are published with approximately 4-6 book reviews each. Reviews should be 1000-2000 words in length and refrain from notes. They are published “open access” on the Equinox site. The book review editor is responsible for maintaining a list of newly published books relevant to our readership, soliciting and maintaining communication with reviewers, editing reviews, and serving as a liaison between the press and the journal to ask for review copies to be mailed to reviewers and sending follow up copies of reviews once published to the marketing division of publication houses. Coordination between the editorial team, board members and Equinox is expected.

 

This important opportunity to shape scholarly discourse about religious embodiment is open to all tenure-track and independent scholarly ranks. We are seeking an applicant to serve at minimum for 2-3 years with clear communication skills, editing expertise, and organizational capacities for maintaining logistics around review cycles between editors and reviewers. Applicant should be familiar with the field of body and religion in order to know whom to contact about writing book reviews. They may also be asked to review regular article submissions in alignment with their expertise.

 

The book review editor receives a free subscription to the journal and an Equinox author discount of 35% on other titles. Their affiliated university library would also receive an institutional discount for their subscription to the journal. While most books are sent directly to reviewers from the press, postage costs for books sent by the editor are covered by Equinox.

 

All interested applicants may send a letter of interest and C.V. to Dr. Katherine Zubko, Editor of Body and Religion, by July 30, 2019. Position will remain open until filled. Please direct any inquiries to Dr. Zubko at kzubko@unca.edu. More information about the journal may be found below.

 

Body and Religion is an internationally peer reviewed, interdisciplinary journal devoted to all issues of body and religion. We welcome English-language submissions from scholars who use diverse methodologies and approaches, ranging from traditional to innovative, to explore issues of “body” as a fundamental analytical category in the study of religion. We seek to publish the widest possible diversity of critical inquiry into the relationships between all manner of bodies; concepts of “body,” and both traditional and alternative religious traditions, popular culture, literature, the arts, psychology, philosophy, the natural sciences, national and social movements, gender and sexuality, modification and transformation, underground/alternative culture, time periods, and regions.

The journal provides a forum for the study of all manner of ancient and contemporary practices, concerns, ideals, and connections or disconnections between body and religion. Essays and analyses are capable of being delivered on a multi-media platform, assisting in examining performances, rituals, and other topics that are not easily captured in print. However, alternate and innovative presentations must include a significant written portion for print, while corresponding extra color art, video, and other media will be included on the journal website and in other electronic forms.

Body and Religion considers submissions from both established scholars and research students. All articles are refereed.

 

Author: Anna F. Bialek

Anna Bialek is an Assistant Professor of Religion and Politics at the John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics at Washington University.

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