Start polishing your submissions! The Association for Feminist Anthropology is delighted to announce the editorial team that will lead our new journal, Feminist Anthropology. Professor Dána-Ain Davis and Professor Sameena Mulla will serve as co-editors for the inaugural term from 1 July, 2019 through 2022.
Dána-Ain Davis and Sameena Mulla are excellently equipped to establish an exciting venue through which to showcase the breadth and sophistication of contemporary feminist anthropology. They bring a blend of editorial experience, creativity, and nuance to this role at a critical moment for our field.
Dána-Ain Davis is Professor of Anthropology and Urban Studies at the City University of New York (Queens College and the Graduate Center). Her work on reproductive justice is at the forefront of feminist interrogations about the biopolitics of race and class. She is the author of Reproductive Injustice: Racism, Pregnancy, and Premature Birth (New York University Press, 2019) and her impressive publication record is a model of the intersection of feminist ethnography and activism. She has also been involved in editorial innovation in our discipline with the journals Transforming Anthropology and Cultural Anthropology. She was recently named the 2021-22 Distinguished Chair in Humanistic Studies from the Association of Marquette University Women.
Sameena Mulla is Associate Professor of Anthropology in the Department of Social and Cultural Sciences at Marquette University. She is the author of The Violence of Care: Rape Victims, Forensic Nurses and Sexual Assault Intervention (New York University Press, 2014) and the recipient of the 2017 Margaret Mead Award from the American Anthropological Association and the Society for Applied Anthropology honoring her dedication to public anthropology. Her work broadly theorizes the gendered regimes of documentation that emerge among the state, sexual assault survivors and kin in the contemporary U.S. Together, Professors Davis and Mulla share a breadth of intellectual and professional perspectives that will provide a smart, critical and welcoming community in Feminist Anthropology.
Feminist Anthropology’s submission portal will be live in July 2019, and will be seeking submissions for its inaugural issue to be published in May 2020. Stay tuned for more updates as our editorial team invites and curates incisive, inclusive scholarship. In the meantime, please join our enthusiasm about their commitment to turning our section’s shared vision into reality.