The Critical Race and Whiteness Studies Journal is looking for a Reviews Editor

Critical Race and Whiteness Studies (CRAWS) is an online open-access journal aligned with the Australian Critical Race and Whiteness Studies Association (ACRAWSA), an independent, incorporated, professional association for scholars and activists engaged in critical race and whiteness studies.

CRAWS Journal has a long and distinguished history of producing excellent scholarly commentary on matters pertaining to race and whiteness, and their theoretical intersections. In the inaugural volume in 2005 (see past issues), Fiona Nicoll observed, with respect to the Australian setting, “on the one hand, the self-regulatory disciplines of neoliberalism promise equal opportunities for individuals willing to put in the hard yards, regardless of gender, colour or creed. On the other hand, there is a class of tax-payer funded individuals, all of whom are white, who seem to have won the lottery without even paying for a ticket.” Over a decade later and we can read Nicoll’s sentiments, not merely as prescient, but as a staid indicator of the urgent work yet to be done to destabilise and transform the rhetoric, practices and policies that sustain raced, classed and gendered hegemony. CRAWS is committed to this task, and is relaunching with these aims in mind.

We are seeking Expressions of Interest from individuals who wish to join our team, to occupy the role of Reviews Editor. The Reviews Editor will be responsible for:

 Communicating with publishing houses to secure copies of new scholarly texts;

 Updating the website with books for review, and calls for prospective reviewers;

 Posting hard copies to reviewers (which thus requires the capacity to use your Institution’s internal mail system);

 Liaising with reviewers in preparing contributions for publication (some copy editing skills along with broad knowledge of the terrain of critical race and whiteness studies is hence highly desirable);

 Liaising with the Journal Editors concerning the progress of reviews;

 Keeping track of deadlines and submissions.

EOIs should include a brief bio, contact details and information concerning your connections to the field and relevant skills, and be directed to the Editors by no later than Friday March 30: crawsjournal@acrawsa.org.au. We look forward to hearing from you!

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