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We are searching for our next IFJP Book Review Editor - is it you?

The International Feminist Journal of Politics is looking for a new Book Review Editor to serve for a two- to four-year period from August 2019.

IFJP aims to foster debate and dialogue at the intersection of international and global politics, feminist and queer theory, and gender studies within an expanding global critical community of scholars and activists. Central to that mission is its rich and diverse book review section.

The Book Review Editor is responsible for overseeing the Book Review section for each of the five annual issues of IFJP, which typically includes four to six book reviews, as well as other bespoke sections. The Book Review Editor typically spends a few hours a week contacting possible reviewers for books that have been submitted for review, contacting publishers for review copies, and reviewing and editing submitted reviews.

The section is usually made up of book reviews and review essays. Book reviews provide brief introductions to, and evaluations of, as broad a range of new publications as space allows. Review essays survey several texts on a single theme, aiming either to explore a recent debate that has generated a range of new publications or to survey the best of the literature covering a more established area of research. We are happy to consider changes to this format.

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Application for the role is a maximum 500-word statement saying why you would like the role and why you are qualified to do it. The mission of this editorial team is

To continue to cultivate the role of the International Feminist Journal of Politics as the leading global source of cutting-edge feminist research on international politics. The editorial leadership team strives to develop a journal whose pages, authors, and readership reflect the full spectrum of scholarly engagement with issues of feminist international politics around the world. We provide a platform for voices from the field that have not found genuinely democratic spaces for expression and engagement. We welcome diversity and difference as sources of strength.

  • The deadline for submission of applications is April 30, 2019.

  • Decision to be made by the editors of IFJP by June 15, 2019.

  • Starting date for the position is September 1, 2019 (though there will be a handover period with the current Book Review Editor Justin de Leon from June 2019).

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