Editors' Forum Submission Guidelines

Hot Spots and Theorizing the Contemporary

Hot Spots and Theorizing the Contemporary feature series of ten or more short-form essays, bringing together scholars across institutions and career stages to weigh in on a shared topic. Hot Spots goes beyond the headlines to consider current events and pressing global issues from the perspective of anthropologists and others on the scene. Theorizing the Contemporary seeks to extend the horizon of social analysis in new directions, including challenges to what constitutes "theory" in the first place. Series are reviewed by the editors of Cultural Anthropology.


Send a one-paragraph description of the proposed series, a list of 10–15 contributors, and a 50–75 word abstract of each piece to [email protected] We encourage series editors to seek a diverse group of contributors, including scholars of different nationalities, races and ethnicities, and genders, as well as relative seniority in the discipline. Series editors must be current members of the Society for Cultural Anthropology.

Series Submission

If the proposal is accepted, series editors will be invited to submit the full essays. Each essay should be under 1,000 words and contain minimal references and notes. Email the essays to [email protected]

Please email [email protected] with any questions.