Emotion, Space and Society is seeking a new Associate Editor

Danielle Drozdzewski's picture
December 15, 2022
Subject Fields: 
Cultural History / Studies, Geography, Nationalism History / Studies, Race / Ethnic Studies, Women's & Gender History / Studies

Emotion, Space and Society is seeking a new Associate Editor.

About the journal

Emotion, Space and Society provides a forum for multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary debate on theoretically informed research on the emotional intersections between people and places. These objectives are broadly conceived and seek to encourage investigations of feelings, encounter and affect in various spatial and social contexts, environments and landscapes.  Submissions may focus on the core journal concepts – emotion, space and society – in both conceptual and methodological capacities. Submissions should critically consider the multiplicity of spaces and places that produce and are produced by emotional and affective life, representing an inclusive range of theoretical and methodological engagements with emotion as a social, cultural and spatial phenomenon.

Questions of emotion are relevant across diverse disciplines, and the journal welcomes submissions across the humanities and social sciences. The journal's editorial ethos is grounded in taking emotions, the emotional and the place of emotions and affect seriously, as central to all human interactions with each other and the worlds in which we live.

The journal's presentational structure and style demonstrates the richness generated by multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary engagements with emotions and affects.  The journal is open to questioning normative models of academic paper presentation and writing, instead emphasising intellectually and critically grounded work, and offering a unique and timely opportunity to explore exciting new ways to think about natures, cultures and histories of emotional life.

The journal includes but is not restricted to original research articles (8000 words), Creative/ Intervention sections (4000 words) and book reviews (800-1000 words).  Currently, the journal has an Impact Factor of 1.837 and is indexed with Scopus, EBSCOhost, and the Social Sciences Citation Index. The journal has four issues per year, in February, May, August and November.

We are seeking one new Associate Editor to join Editor-in-Chief, Associate Professor Danielle Drozdzewski (Stockholm University) and incoming Associate Editor Dr Natasha Webster (Örebro University). The journal’s Book Review and Communications Editor is Dr Tess Osborne (Leicester University). We are mindful of the spatial diversity of our editorial team, and thus especially encourage applications from the Americas, Asia and Africa.

Further information on the journal can be found at https://www.journals.elsevier.com/emotion-space-and-society.

Expression of interest - Associate Editor (one position)

The Associate Editor will have a specialisation and the capacity to assess papers related to the the emotional intersections between people and places, from a range of disciplines including but not limited to: human geography, cultural studies, media studies, memory studies, gender studies, cultural aesthetics, urban planning, sociology, anthropology, and allied fields.

Our new Associate Editor will be:

• highly committed to scholarship on emotion, space, society, its interrelations and intersections;

• passionate about reading, writing, publishing, and promoting the journal’s scholarship locally, nationally, and internationally;

• have a clear vision for the journal;

• able to work with a small team over distance;

• in a position to devote four to six hours a week to editorial duties.

The Associate Editor will be assigned manuscripts by the Editor-in-Chief, their duties will include: selecting reviewers; liaising with reviewers and authors; providing an assessment on manuscripts, based on reviewers’ comments and their own reading to the Editor-in-Chief; soliciting papers to the journal; and help in assessing special/themed/virtual issue proposals. 

Additionally, because Emotion, Space and Society has an international authorship and readership we would look particularly favourably on applications from candidates who have an expertise outside the English-language tradition. Expertise is also sought in the different disciplinary domains that comprise the journal’s authorship and readership. Associate Editor are appointed for three-year terms, with the possibly of renewal subject to the Publisher. A modest stipend is provided by Emotion, Space and Society’s publisher, Elsevier. 

To submit your Expression of Interest

Write no more than two pages that specifies your responses to the points above. Add a current CV of no more than three pages that highlights relevant experience. Include a final page that lists the names and full contact details of two referees who are made aware that they have been nominated. Combine these documents into one seven-page PDF and send to the Journal’s Publisher, s.pratt.1@elsevier.com by close of business on 15 December 2022. Selection will be made by the New year and all applicants will be notified of the outcome as soon as practical thereafter.

We look forward to hearing from you and thank you for your consideration.