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ASR Book Review Editors Call

Book Review Editor Search

The African Studies Review invites expressions of interest for new Book Review Editors to join the editorial team. The ASR is committed to inclusivity and diversity. We are seeking to appoint new editors beginning March 2024.

The ASR is a bilingual multidisciplinary journal publishing in English and French. Ideal candidates should have a PhD in their respective field or discipline or interdisciplinary area, be published scholars, either tenured associate professors or higher in rank, or lecturers with workplace security, and be comfortable reading and engaging with scholarship beyond their areas and regions of expertise. Bilingual candidates are particularly welcome. Editors should have a working command of scholarly English; a familiarity with French modes of scholarship would be a significant asset. Applicants may reside in any part of the world. 

  • Applicants working in Central Africa, the Horn of Africa, and North Africa are particularly welcome. 
  • Applicants with substantive expertise in African literature are particularly welcome. 
  • Applicants from the African continent are particularly welcome.

The position of Book Review Editor is entirely voluntary and comes with no remuneration. Current Book Review Editors incorporate the position within their annual plan-of-work at their home institutions.

Book Review Editors report directly to the Editor-in-Chief (EIC) and Senior Book Review Editor. The chief responsibilities of the Book Review Editor are to regularly consult the log of books maintained by the Managing Editor and suggest possible names of reviewers for potential invitation. The Book Review Editors will further be asked to follow up on the status of book reviews, assess book reviews once they are received, and provide feedback for these reviews. Expressions of interest in the form of a single-page letter and complete curriculum vitae should be sent by email to Tracey Anderson managingeditor@africanstudiesreview.org at your earliest convenience. 

Review of applications will commence February 15, 2024. Individual applicants will be invited to meet with current editors to discuss joining the team as part of the application review process.