• Call for Editor of Conversations Across the Field of Dance Studies

    Call for Editor of Conversations Across the Field of Dance Studies

    Posted by Conversations Editors on 2024-02-29

The Editorial Board for the DSA e-publication Conversations Across the Field of Dance invites expressions of interest for the position of Editor. The Editor of Conversations is a voluntary position and has a 3-year term of office, with the option for a second term. Conversations Across the Field of Dance Studies is an annual publication of Dance Studies Association dedicated to current themes and debates in the field of dance studies. Each issue is edited by (a) different guest editor(s) and is published online in an open access format. As such, Conversations is a venue in which scholars, artists, and educators of dance and related disciplines can respond quickly and publicly to current events and pressing issues as identified by members of an international dance studies community. Conversations publishes a range of formats, such as think pieces, scholarly dialogues, practitioner critical reflections, photo and video essays, poetic reveries, reports from the field, ethnographic considerations, introductions to archival repositories, theoretical provocations, interviews, proceedings from important recent roundtables, and more. The Conversations Editorial Board provides editorial support to
the guest editors and peer review to the issue contents. Conversations has published annual issues from 2007-present. Prior to 2007, the Society for Dance History Scholars (SDHS) newsletter served as a similar platform for publication. 

The major tasks of the Editor include the following:

● draft an annual call for guest editors and circulate the proposals to the Conversations Editorial Board for assessment and selection
● supervise guest editors throughout the process of developing, editing, and publishing each issue, acting as liaison between the Conversations Editorial Board and guest editors
● work with guest editors, the DSA Executive Director, and Michigan Publishing Services to design and upload the content to the journal’s e-platform
● supervise and mentor the Editorial Fellow, working with them to develop the journal’s companion outlets, Chats and Talkbacks (rolling basis).
● chair the Editorial Board of Conversations and convene at least two meetings per year
● serve on DSA’s Standing Committee on Publication and Research, attending two meetings per year, and often sitting on the Publications panel at each DSA conference

Timeframe: The editor would begin duties in September 2024

Remuneration: The Editor receives a $1000 stipend annually, intended to defray the costs of conference attendance

Contact: Please direct any questions to Rosemary Candelario (VP of Publications and Research): rosemary.candelario@gmail.com

Materials requested: Please send a one- to two-page statement outlining your editorial experience, interests, and what you will bring to this position to info@dancestudiesassociation.

Deadline: April 1, 2024


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