Gender, Place and Culture: A Journal of Feminist Geography is seeking a new Managing Editor

About the Journal

Gender, Place and Culture, published by Routledge, is a well-established geography journal with an international circulation in its field. The aim of Gender, Place and Culture is to provide a forum for debate in human geography and related disciplines on theoretically-informed research concerned with gender issues. It also seeks to highlight the significance of such research for feminism and women’s studies.

The current Managing Editor is Pamela Moss (Canada) and Editors are Katherine Brickell (UK), Kanchana N. Ruwanpura (UK) and Margaret Walton-Roberts (Canada); we are soon to be joined by a fourth editor Özlem Altan-Olcay (Turkey). The journal publishes 12 issues per year, with manuscripts submitted via ScholarOne (Previously known as Manuscript Central). The journal has an Impact Factor of 1.605 and its rankings in 2016 SSCI Journal Citation Reports are 34/79 (Geography) and 7/41 (Women’s Studies). The 2016 5-year Impact Factor is now 1.856. Please visit www.tandfonline.com/cgpc for additional information about the Journal.

Job Description

We are seeking a Managing Editor to work collaboratively with the existing Editorial Team to extend the success and growth of the journal. The new Managing Editor will work with the Editors, the Editorial Board and the Publisher to coordinate the publication process; overseeing all editorial aspects from submission to final publication. The Managing Editor will be supported in this by the Editors, the Editorial Board and Routledge, the latter in turn co-ordinating the activities of in-house editorial, production, marketing, sales, and distribution staff.

The Managing Editor will demonstrate vision, leadership and creativity, and agree to execute the mission of the Journal through soliciting, commissioning, reviewing and developing articles and other features of the highest quality, and ensuring these are delivered to Routledge to agreed deadlines.

The successful candidate will have a handover period with the current Managing Editor, Pamela Moss, during the last quarter of 2018. Pamela will complete her term formally at the end of 2018, by which time the new Managing Editor will be in place.
The tasks to be undertaken will include but are not be limited to:

  • Day to day manuscript management including: soliciting, receiving and processing manuscripts; desk screening of submissions, identifying and inviting suitable reviewers, ensuring timely reviews and recommendations are received; reading, summarizing and basing judgements about acceptance, rejection or revision on referees’ reports, and communicating this in writing to authors within a reasonable period of time;
  • responsibility for identifying approaches to enhance the quality and reputation of the journal;
  • working with Routledge, the Editors and the Editorial Board to develop the editorial strategy and direction of the Journal and to act as ambassador for the journal;
  • commissioning and promoting special sections;
  • attending conferences relevant to the Journal annually;
  • managing and appointing Editorial Board members in line with the Journal and Routledge’s policies in terms of size, subject specialisms and geographical representation;
  • organising a minimum of one Editorial Board meeting annually, also attended by Routledge.

There is some flexibility in both timeline and the length of the term served. Most Editors serve a three to five year term.

Candidate Specification

Candidates should have a broad knowledge of the field of feminist geography and of women’s and gender studies more generally, with recognised expertise and an established record of scholarship in the area; be open to a wide range of studies submitted by scholars from all world regions; have access to e-mail and internet on an ongoing basis; be tech-knowledgeable and tech-friendly; be prepared to manage a consistent workload over the term served; and have excellent editing skills. Applicants must have strong organizational and managerial skills, an ability and willingness to work collaboratively on editorial tasks and a commitment to the mission of Gender, Place and Culture.

Our preference is for the new Managing Editor to already have experience in editing journals, Special Issues and/or edited books. Candidates will ideally be established in their personal academic career development. Research expertise of the candidate will preferably be in social/cultural geography. In common with the journal’s mission on diversity and representation we would strongly encourage applications from outside of the UK and North America.

Routledge will provide an annual contribution to expenses incurred by the Managing Editor.

Application Procedure

Applications should consist of a letter detailing the candidate’s editorial experience, and their vision and ambitions for the journal, plus a C.V. Nominations of suitable persons are also being solicited.

Closing date for applications is 15 July 2018.

Further information about the activities and responsibilities of the editors can be obtained from Pamela Moss.

Nominations and applications should be e-mailed to Pamela Moss (pamelam@uvic.ca)
and Sarah Bird (Sarah.Bird@tandf.co.uk), under the subject line of “Gender, Place and Culture Editor”.

All applications will be treated as strictly confidential. Routledge and the Editorial Team will judge each on its merits without regard to the race, religion or sex of the candidate.

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Women in Economic Geography Social Hour – April 11 at the AAG

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The second annual Women in Economic Geography Social Hour will take place on Wednesday, April 11th at the AAG Conference in New Orleans, LA. This event will bring together economic geographers who identify as female or outside of the gender binary to support and bring visibility to this community’s contributions to the field. People with diverse interests across economic geography, and at all career stages, are welcomed.

Details:
Wednesday, April 11th from 6:00-8:00pm at The Picayune Social House, a short walk from the conference hotels.
Light refreshments will be provided and drinks will be available for purchase.

This event is being organized by Emily Rosenman (Toronto), Jessa Loomis (Kentucky), Kelly Kay (UCLA), and Renee Tapp (Clark). If you have questions, please email Renee (ctapp@clarku.edu).

 

GPC 2018 Award for New and Emerging Scholar

The Editors of Gender, Place and Culture are pleased to announce the recipient of the 2018 Award for New and Emerging Scholar – Lydia Delicado-Moratalla. Lydia will be presenting “Theorizing the Prostitution System from Feminist Geopolitics” at the International Geography Union (IGU) Commission on Gender and Geography Conference with the Canadian Women and Geography Study Group (CWAG) to be held in Montréal, Québec, Canada, August 4 to 6, 2018.

Celebrating 25 years of Gender, Place and Culture: a note on our celebrations and the ’25 blogs’ series, by Editor Pamela Moss

GPC@25It is wonderful that Gender, Place and Culture is celebrating 25 years of publication. As part of this celebration, throughout the year, Gender, Place and Culture will be a sponsor for lectures and sessions at multiple conferences. There will be a series of reviews of some of the influential books within the discipline that give some insight into how feminist geographies came to be. We will also publish a number of journal articles that show how they have transformed the wider discipline of geography, what issues are important to feminist geographies now, and what the future may hold. If this is something that appeals to you, you can find out more about it here.

The introduction of this website for Gender, Place and Culture has also opened up a new venue for publishing. In addition to announcements and calls associated with the journal, the blog has been an opportunity to write about the things feminist geographers immerse themselves in every day – what is done well and what can be done better!

In celebration of turning 25 and in honouring our commitment to showcasing the contributions of feminist geographers in the field, Anna Tarrant and Lisa Dam have commissioned a new set of blogs to be published throughout the year that speak to the interests of feminist geographers – whether it be a reflection on the ethics of research practice, on a moment in the history of the discipline, or on how to survive the challenging times we live in. We invite you to keep up with us as we post a new blog (hopefully more!) roughly every month.

We know that the field is flourishing. And it has been mostly about you – your research, your scholarship, your reviews, your commitment, your feminism, and your interest in feminist geographies! If you have an idea that you want to blog about this year in order to contribute to our celebrations – let Anna and Lisa know at gpcat25@gmail.com.

This blog is yours!

Volume 24, Issue 7 is now available online

This issue features eight fascinating articles covering diverse topics addressing homelessness, caste names, and water provisioning to name a few. We also have articles spanning the globe from Scotland to Vietnam and more. Happy reading!

A continuing agenda for gender: the role of the IGU Commission on gender and geography
Shirlena Huang, Janice Monk, Joos Droogleever Fortuijn, Maria Dolors Garcia-Ramon & Janet Henshall Momsen

Researching boxing bodies in Scotland: Using apprenticeship to study the embodied construction of gender in hyper masculine space
Hanna Carlsson

Citation matters: mobilizing the politics of citation toward a practice of ‘conscientious engagement’
Carrie Mott & Daniel Cockayne

Occupational genders and gendered occupations: the case of water provisioning in Maputo, Mozambique
Cecilia Alda-Vidal , Maria Rusca , Margreet Zwarteveen , Klaas Schwartz & Nicky Pouw

Homelessness, nature, and health: toward a feminist political ecology of masculinities
Jeff Rose & Corey Johnson

What is in a name? How caste names affect the production of situated knowledge
Kamna Patel

Cocoons as a space of their own: a case of Emirati women learners
Gergana Alzeer

A zone of exception: gendered violences of family ‘Happiness’ in Vietnam
Helle Rydstrøm

Annual Award for New and Emerging Scholars

Application closing date: 26 January 2018

The editorial team of Gender, Place and Culture is pleased to announce an annual award valued at a maximum of US$1,500 for new and emerging scholars. The award is targeted at emerging researchers in feminist geographies who are trying to establish research careers and create research momentum. The purpose is to support the research programme of promising feminist geographers and to give an impetus to their careers. The applicant should be involved in independent research and not be merely part of a larger group’s research project. Priority for this award will be given to current graduate students or faculty members within three years of receiving their PhD who are situated in partially or poorly funded positions, who work in departments where little or no money is available for conference participation and who have no recourse to grants from funding agencies such as the Economic and Social Research Council in the UK and the National Science Foundation in the USA or equivalent (if you currently hold one of these grants or have just completed one you will not be considered eligible for this award).

This award is intended to be used for attendance at an international conference of your choice, at which you will present a paper on a topic relating to feminist geography. The successful applicant is expected to use the award within one year of its receipt.

Applicants are asked to submit the following:

  • an abstract of the conference paper (250-300 words) and conference information including, if possible, confirmation of acceptance of your paper;
  • an academic CV;
  • a paragraph outlining how your research contributes to feminist geography;
  • a proposed budget (for accommodation, travel, conference fees, per diem, etc.);
  • and a cover letter including your contact details (mailing address, email, and telephone number).

Please send your applications to the Managing Editor, Pamela Moss (pamelam@uvic.ca), by 26 January 2018. A decision on the award will be made within 4 to 6 weeks of this deadline. Within one month of attending the conference the successful applicant is expected to submit receipts as well as a one page report.

Gender, Place and Culture is Seeking One New Editor

Gender, Place and Culture, published by Routledge, is a well-established geography journal with an international circulation in its field. The current Managing Editor is Pamela Moss (Canada) and Editors are Katherine Brickell (UK), Kanchana Ruwanpura (UK) and Margaret Walton-Roberts (Canada). In 2017 the journal began publishing 12 issues per year. It accepts manuscript submissions via ScholarOne (previously known as Manuscript Central). The journal Impact Factor of 1.605 and its rankings in 2016 SSCI Journal Citation Reports are 34/79 (Geography) and 7/41 (Women’s Studies). The 2016 5-year Impact Factor is now 1.856. Please visit www.tandfonline.com/cgpc for additional information about the Journal.

We are looking for ONE new editor to join the editorial team to extend the success and growth of the journal. The editor would start by ‘shadowing’ a current Editor in January of 2018 to learn the system, and sometime in the second quarter of 2018 would be expected to start editing papers independently and build up a full workload.

The tasks to be undertaken will include but are not be limited to:

  • Day to day manuscript management including: soliciting, receiving and processing manuscripts;
  • responsibility for identifying strategies to enhance the quality and reputation of the journal;
  • working with the Managing Editor and the Editorial Board to develop the editorial strategy and direction of the Journal and to act as ambassador for the journal;
  • commissioning and promoting special sections.

There is some flexibility in both timeline and the length of the term served. Most Editors serve a three to five year term.

Candidates should have a broad knowledge of the field of feminist geography and of women’s and gender studies more generally; be open to a wide range of studies submitted by scholars from all world regions; have access to e-mail and internet on an ongoing basis; be tech-knowledgeable and tech-friendly; be prepared to manage a consistent workload over the term served; and have excellent editing skills. Our preference is for the new Editor to already have editorial experience as they will be expected to take on a number of papers fairly soon after joining the journal. Candidates will ideally be established in their personal academic career development. In common with the journal’s mission on diversity and representation we would strongly encourage applications from outside of the UK and North America.

Applications should consist of a letter detailing the candidate’s editorial experience, and their vision and ambitions for the journal, plus a CV. Nominations of suitable persons are also being solicited.

Closing date for applications is 24 November 2017. Further information about the activities and responsibilities of the editors can be obtained from Pamela Moss. Nominations and applications should be sent directly to Pamela Moss (pamelam@uvic.ca).

Volume 24, Issue 6 now available

This issue features 9 fascinating articles and 3 book reviews, which are all listed below with direct links. In case you missed the announcement, Gender, Place and Culture will be publishing doctoral dissertation précis in each issue. Submissions will be considered on a competitive basis. Each précis will undergo a vetting process by an Editor. Successful submissions will join the queue for publication. The Editors invite authors to submit précis of their dissertations through ScholarOne. Dissertations defended in 2016 and 2017 are now being accepted. More information can be found here.

ARTICLES

Teresa Lloro-Bidart

Kathryn Gillespie & Victoria Lawson

A note from Beth W. Kamunge, one of our New and Emerging Scholar Award winners

 

In todays post, Beth W. Kamunge tells us a bit about her research and future plans. Beth is a 3rd year doctoral researcher at The University of Sheffield’s (UK) department of Geography. As one of our new and emerging scholar award winners she also gives potential future applicants some advice about submitting for the award in future!

A bit about Beth’s research

The original contribution to knowledge that my research project offers, is the empirical and embodied exploration of black women’s food experiences, which have so far been relatively ignored by feminist scholars. At the beginning of my project I was curious as to what new insights black women’s food-related experiences could provide to contemporary debates in food politics. I spent a year having food-based dialogues with 12 self-identifying black women in Sheffield (UK). These dialogues included shopping for food together mostly in City Council markets, street and farmer’s markets, and independent grocery stores; sessions of cooking together lasting between 3 to 7 hours at a go; sharing meals; and hanging out at allotments for participants who grew their own food. In the end I found that there was a lot to be gained in how we think about ‘local’ food as a pathway to social justice; the devaluation of food knowledges; and kitchens as alternative spaces for knowledge production. Studying food is by definition an interdisciplinary project. Whilst I have drawn upon and contributed to feminist geographies of food, I have also brought in work from Black-Feminisms, Philosophy, Sociology, Politics and Literature.

Future plans

I am at the point of my PhD where I am not thinking too far beyond just finishing it! I have on the whole quite enjoyed doing it and I am looking forward to seeing what my thesis looks like at the end. Beyond that point, I would like to have an academic career, still around Black-Feminist food politics. I would be particularly keen to focus in on one of my PhD chapters and construct a research project around it. I have been heavily involved in the Critical Race and Ethnicities Network (CREN) in the last 3 years. We have held symposiums, workshops and two conferences. Currently we are doing a 3-part Black-Feminisms seminar series (May, June, and July 2017) to mark the end of CREN. But I would be interested in carrying out anti-racist feminist activisms in different iterations throughout my academic career.

Advice for future applicants to the New and Emerging Scholar Award

I think it’s been really helpful for me to think about academic work as being at various stages of being ‘unfinished’. I was having a conversation with Dr Derrais Carter (Assistant Professor, Portland State University) where I said there was something I hadn’t applied for, because I didn’t feel ‘ready’. And their response was “the ellipses of our work is always implied”. That’s something I found really helpful in dealing with perfectionist tendencies. Also, at the beginning of 2017 I read an article (via Twitter) of a writer who made it their goal to receive 100 rejections. To be honest it did sound extremely bizarre (who wants to get rejected 100 times!), but after reading it, it made a lot of sense. Their logic was that to get 100 rejections, means they have submitted their work at least 100 times rather than being too afraid to try. The piece had resonance because it was about not waiting to do that one ‘perfect’ application, but sending out 100 ‘good-enough’ applications and seeing what happens. In the end they say they got to 47 rejections, but with I think 6 big acceptances including a prestigious fellowship, book contract and so on that made it all worth it. So that’s how I made my intention for 2017 to be the year to “submit” my work even when I don’t think it’s ‘perfect’. So far, I have submitted 10 things, 3 of which were rejections (and 1 of which had really good constructive feedback that I was quite pleased with) but 7 acceptances including 3 awards that I wouldn’t have gone for otherwise. So, I guess it works! Just go ahead and submit.

On that note, I would like to thank Gender Place and Culture for the award and the opportunity to present my research at the upcoming RGS-IBG conference in London (August 2017).

Volume 24, Issue 2 now available

Volume 24, Issue 2 is now available online. This issue includes a viewpoint by Ann Bartos about food politics, two book reviews, and articles covering a range of fascinating topics that are advancing feminist geographies. Enjoy!

Viewpoint 

The body eating its food politics: reflections on relationalities and embodied ways of knowing

Ann E. Bartos

Articles