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Seeking editor for Economic Anthropology

The Society for Economic Anthropology seeks applications for Editor of the SEA journal, Economic Anthropology, an AAA publication through Wiley Online and indexed in AnthroSource. The Editor serves for a three-year term and oversees production of two journal issues per year.

The position as Editor offers excellent opportunities for advancing the scholarship of economic anthropology and for contributing to the life force of the SEA. In 2021, Economic Anthropology had the highest impact factor (3.439) among all journals housed within the American Anthropological Association and ranked 7th among the 93 anthropology journals listed in Journal Citation Reports (Clarivate Analytics). The impact factor builds on the robust quality of article downloads, as well as on the welcoming community of scholars that have contributed to and supported the journal.

The position begins officially in April 2023 at the SEA spring meeting. However, current Editor Brandon Lundy requests a transitional plan begin January 2023. This plan would include collaboration to ensure a seamless transition. Specific tasks of the Editor include evaluating submissions, locating peer reviewers, overseeing copyediting, communicating with authors, peer reviewers, guest editors, the SEA editorial board and production personnel at Wiley. The editor supervises the flow of submissions through each step of production, maintaining timetables for two issues at different points in the production process, keeping records, and providing quarterly reports to the SEA Board and writing an Annual Report to the AAA. Templates for communication and database records are established. The Society also encourages ongoing announcements of journal publications via the Society’s email and social media outlets.

Qualities of a successful Editor will include a strong background in writing, excellent communication, time management and record keeping skills. The position averages 10 hours/week to stay atop steady demands. The SEA may be able to offer modest financial support for the Editor and suggests applicants seek additional support from their institution. Additional support could include course release(s) for professional service, travel money to the annual AAA and SEA meetings to recruit authors and reviewers and market the journal, and/or graduate assistant(s) and undergraduate students to serve as a managing editor and journal interns, respectively.

To apply, please send:

  1. An abbreviated CV that documents the applicant’s qualifications for this position.
  2. A statement of interest (500-750 words) in which you discuss why you would like to edit the journal, your vision for the journal and how to grow EAs national and international reputation, and what strengths, experience and capabilities you would bring to the editorship.
  3. A brief statement about the support you anticipate receiving from your institution.

Please send Applications to: Carolyn Lesorogol, Chair, EA Search Committee at clesorogol@wustl.edu

Deadline for Submissions: October 3, 2022.

Call for Archaeology Session Proposals

Dear fellow archaeologists,

Are you organizing a session for the upcoming SAA meeting in Chicago about an economic theme? Consider applying for sponsorship from the Society for Economic Anthropology.

The Society for Economic Anthropology (SEA), a section of the American Anthropological Association (AAA) seeks to increase our engagement with archaeologists working on themes related to economic anthropology. We hope that this increased engagement will lead to productive conversations between archaeologists and ethnographers working on economic questions, as well as increase the representation of archaeologists within the SEA. To that end, we endeavor to sponsor a session each year at the annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology (SAA). All sessions related to themes of economic anthropology are eligible, but we especially welcome sessions that bring in SEA members as participants or discussants; sessions that contribute to or build on themes explored at SEA annual meetings; and sessions that include the work of scholars from under-represented groups. We ask that the chair(s) of the selected sessions acknowledge their SEA sponsorship at the opening and closing of the session and that they invite audience members to find out more about the SEA at http://www.econanthro.org.

The selected session will receive $500, which can be used for the following expenses:

SAA membership fees, conference registration fees, or travel expenses for participants who are

  • Students
  • Contingent, underemployed, or non-academic participants who lack institutional conference support
  • Non-SAA economic anthropologists who are included as participants or discussants

In addition, the SAA will donate one year of AAA/SEA membership fees to one student participant in the session, so that they may more easily engage with the SEA.

Finally, the session will receive special consideration for publication in the Palgrave series Studies in Ancient Economies.

If you are interested in SEA sponsorship for your SAA session, please email jbaron@bhsec.bard.edu by September 2 with a session abstract; a list of presenters/discussants and their topics; an explanation of how your session incorporates the scholarship of under-represented groups, if applicable; and a brief budget for how you plan to spend the $500.

We invite all archaeologists interested in economic anthropology to join the SEA listserv, SEA-L@LIST.KENNESAW.EDU, by emailing our listserv manager Brandon Lundy at blundy@kennesaw.edu. (You don’t have to be an SEA member to join!) Please also consider submitting an article or book review to our journal, Economic Anthropology, for which we put out two calls for papers each year (https://anthrosource.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/23304847).

Please share this call for proposals with anyone you think might be interested.

Global Meet-up on Economic Anthropology

Dear all – Please consider attending.

The Global Meeting for Economic Anthropology is an attempt to make visible the breadth and depth of research in the sub-discipline today. Economic anthropologists make contributions to a wide range of contemporary scholarship in and beyond anthropology. Since the global financial crisis of 2007/08, the sub-discipline has gathered momentum, making critical interventions in academia, and in the world. The critical energy of Black Lives Matter, Ni Una Menos, and other powerful movements has led to increased collaboration between economic anthropologists across the globe. However, the scale and shape of the sub-discipline seems difficult to grasp for many.

Hence, as convenors of the EASA Network Anthropology of Economy, we hereby provide a platform for exploring contemporary economic anthropology. On June 30th and July 1st, we will host two virtual events to showcase, network, and to share experiences, themes, and knowledge in and about the sub-discipline. These meetings are intended as an exploration. Those asked to speak will provide lead-ins into regional knowledges and contemporary themes, intended to spark conversation amongst the audience in a spirit of exploring, engaging, and sharing.

We warmly welcome all those who consider themselves a part of (or interested in) economic anthropology to join the meetings and to share their perspectives of the sub-discipline. Please consider spreading the word about this event to increase the chances of those interested in economic anthropology joining in! Thanks.

June 30th: Associations, Networks, Trajectories 2:15 – 4:45 pm CEST (8:15 am – 10:45 am EDT)
Keynote Biao Xiang, Max-Planck-Institute for Social Anthropology in Halle

Cynthia Isenhour, University of Maine
Mariya Ivancheva, University of Liverpool, and Dan Hirslund, Københavns Universitet
Federico Neiburg, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro
Patrick Neveling, Bournemouth University
Jovia Salifu, University of Ghana
Mengqi Wang, Duke Kunshan University

July 1st: Themes, Moves, Possibilities 2.15 – 4.45 pm CEST (8:15 am – 10:45 am EDT)

Jiazhi Fengjiang, University of Edinburgh
Verónica Gago, Universidad de Buenos Aires
Keisha-Khan Perry, Brown University
Ivan Rajković, University of Vienna
Aditi Saraf, Ashoka University, New Delhi
Tomás Undurraga, Universidad Alberto Hurtado, Santiago de Chile

Please consider spreading the word about this event to increase the chances of those interested in economic anthropology joining in! Many thanks to the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of St. Gallen, and the EASA for supporting the event.

If you want to join, please register at https://easaonline.org/gmea to receive the Zoom-link.

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