The Council for Museum Anthropology, a section of the American Anthropological Association (AAA), invites nominations (including self-nominations) for the position of Co-Editor of its journal, Museum Anthropology. The three-year term begins January 1, 2024. The deadline for nominations is September 15th, 2023. We welcome applications from individuals willing to join the current editor, Alice Stevenson.

Museum Anthropology seeks to be a leading voice for scholarly research on the collection, interpretation, and representation of the material world. Through critical articles, provocative commentaries, and thoughtful reviews, this peer-reviewed journal aspires to cultivate vibrant dialogues that reflect the global and trans-disciplinary work of museums. Situated at the intersection of practice and theory, Museum Anthropology advances our knowledge of the
ways in which material objects are intertwined with living histories of cultural display, economics, socio-politics, law, memory, ethics, colonialism, conservation, and public education.

The incoming CMA Co-Editor will contribute to the publication of a journal that enriches and diversifies scholarly and professional environments by: (1) soliciting high-quality manuscript submissions and peer-reviews from a diversity of experts in relevant fields (2) maintaining academically rigorous and ethical standards of publication, and timely management of review and submission to Wiley of manuscripts (3) constructively working with AAA Publications and
Wiley staff. The Co-Editor will serve as a non-voting member of the Council for Museum Anthropology Board, providing annual reports to CMA’s members at its Business Meeting and participating in quarterly Board Meetings. Full responsibilities of the Editors are outlined in the CMA’s By-Laws:

Nominations should include a CV and Letter of Interest that attest to a strong record of scholarship in the field of Museum Anthropology and excellent organizational, editorial and project management skills. Applications are welcome from individuals based in academic institutions, cultural institutions, NGOs, community organizations or independent scholars. The ability to assemble resources to assist with the production of the journal–such as assistants or interns, and/or support for the time commitment from a supervisor, Chair or Dean—is an asset. This is a volunteer position, with some funds to support membership and travel to the annual AAA conference.

The successful candidate will be selected by October 2023 to provide an orientation and training period while the Fall/Winter issue is being prepared. The current editors, Hannah Turner and Alice Stevenson (, are available for questions from colleagues interested in the position.

Nominations, self-nominations, and inquiries should be sent to W. Warner (Bill) Wood, CMA President ( Members of the search committee include Bill Wood, Sowparnika Balaswaminathan, Alice Stevenson and Hannah Turner.

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