A project of the Society for the Anthropology of North America
Call for Editor-in-Chief – Home/Field Anthropology
Home/Field is an open access platform for short form and creative engagements with cultural life in North America (broadly construed). It is supported by the Society for the Anthropology of North America (SANA) and affiliated with the Journal for the Anthropology of North America (JANA).
Home/Field is seeking one or more people to fulfill the role of Editor-in-Chief. Their tasks will include:
- Soliciting submissions
- Supervising the publication process
- Coordinating and leading meetings with editorial team
- Maintaining the Home/Field archive in Google Drive
- Reviewing all submissions before web publication
- Liaising with web manager, JANA editors, and SANA leadership as needed
- Assisting with social media content creation and posts as needed
There is an existing Home/Field editorial collective that conducts a two-step internal review of all submissions. Training will be provided to bring the new EIC(s) up to speed on Home/Field workflows, though the EIC(s) will also be able to implement their own changes and ideas in these processes.
If interested, please reach out to Megan Raschig (firstname.lastname@example.org) with a brief statement of interest and your CV. Feel free to get in touch with any questions you may have as well.
Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, until November 1, 2023.
COMMUNITIES IN CRISIS, 2023
Because many (although not all) ethnographers of North America are also from there in one sense or another, we also think about the politics and ethics of North American anthropological engagement through the idea of doing ethnography ‘at home.’ However, in our name and elsewhere, we emphatically do not suggest that 1. Anthropology’s proper home is any version of US American intellectual genealogy, geographic space, or neo-imperialist reach; or 2. That only people ‘from’ North America can or should do ethnography here. Indeed, not only do we welcome and encourage North American ethnographic engagement from diversely-situated scholars, but we also recognize and seek to foreground disciplinary contributions from the margins; from the global south; from Indigenous sovereign nations; from locations of US empire; and from historically excluded scholars. We imagine Home/Field as, in part, a space where we think about our obligations of care and experiment with accountability towards the people we learn with and from, as well as the broader spaces and places we call home.
Aim & Mission
Home/Field is a space for ethnographers of North America to contend with pressing issues through an anthropological lens, and to explore what anthropology as a discipline — methodology, theory, ethics, and more — can contribute to the imagination and enactment of a more just world. Home/Field is a project of the Society for the Anthropology of North America. We aim to publish short-form, dialogical, and multi-sensory work that exists in parallel to the long-form scholarly work found in the Journal for the Anthropology of North America to complement the research articles found in the journal.