Call for New Editorial Collective of Cultural Anthropology

We are inviting applications for the next editor or editors of Cultural Anthropology, the peer-reviewed, open-access journal of the Society for Cultural Anthropology (SCA). The successful candidate(s) will begin reviewing manuscripts as of January 1, 2022, and will be responsible for four volumes, or sixteen issues, of the journal (2023–2026).

Cultural Anthropology, currently in its thirty-sixth volume, publishes ethnographically grounded work that pushes the boundaries of the discipline and enhances dialogue with other fields in the humanities, social sciences, and science studies. The journal is also on the leading edge of open-access media in anthropology, publishing the journal as well as a significant amount of innovative non-journal content on its website ( The Editor(s) of Cultural Anthropology are responsible not only for editorial direction but also for the ongoing operations and future organizational form of the journal as a publishing organization.

The SCA strongly encourages applications from editorial teams based at two or more institutions. We particularly invite proposals for multi-institutional collaborations that would allow for distribution of the editorial workload and for minimal cost-sharing associated with journal publication. We are also strongly committed to a diverse editorial collective, including non-U.S.-based scholars.

Please send a very brief note indicating your interest by March 1, 2021, if possible, to Marisol de la Cadena ([email protected]). The deadline for a complete set of application materials, to be developed in coordination with the applicants’ institutions, is May 1, 2021. Complete applications should be sent to Marisol de la Cadena ([email protected]).

Complete applications should include:

• a letter of application outlining the candidate or candidates’ editorial experience and vision, as well as experience working on or leading projects with multiple personnel

• a CV (or CVs) addressing publication, editorial, and administrative experience

• the names of three references who can address the candidate’s or candidates’ suitability for the position

• a preliminary commitment of material support from the candidate’s or candidates’ institution(s), such as course releases and/or student assistantships

Interested candidates are also encouraged to discuss their application with the current editorial collective of Chris Nelson, Brad Weiss, and Heather Paxson, as well as members of the editorial search committee: Marisol de la Cadena, Cymene Howe, Mayanthi Fernando, and Aimee Cox.