Editorial Working Group Affiliates - ROAPE
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Editorial Working Group Affiliates

Editorial Working Group Affiliates

The Review of African Political Economy is looking for an affiliate to join the journal’s Editorial Working Group (EWG) for a year starting from October 2017.

Eligible candidates should be African nationals currently attached to a UK university for a PhD in the social sciences or humanities with an interest in the journal’s academic and activist work. Preference will be given to applicants who will have finished their fieldwork by October 2017, and will be resident in the UK for the academic year 2017/18. Preference will also be given to applicants with experience in organising events or in social media or communications, or to those who with an interest in contributing to the journal’s online presence.

The remit of the journal is as follows: “Since 1974, RoAPE has provided radical analysis of trends, issues and social processes in Africa, adopting a broadly materialist interpretation of change. It pays particular attention to the political economy of inequality, exploitation and oppression, and to struggles against them, whether driven by global forces or local ones (such as class, race, ethnicity and gender). It sustains a critical analysis of the nature of power and the state in Africa in the context of capitalist globalisation”.

The position is a one-year affiliation. The individual appointed would get some first hand knowledge of editing a journal and contributing to some of the tasks involved. This might include writing or editing contributions for our website, which hosts blogs, conference reports etc. But it might also include contributing to other aspects of the journal’s work, for example, through book reviews, refereeing of articles, or support for conferences and workshops. Interns will receive a formal letter of appointment and certificate, travel expenses for attending the journal’s quarterly meetings (which are usually held in October, January, April and June) and a free copy of the journal whilst in office.

The journal hopes to gain a broader input, particularly from young people who are actively engaged in research. The kind of student the journal is looking for is preferably in their late second or third year, and will have returned from fieldwork. They will have to commit to trying to attend EWG meetings (four times a year) and to taking on occasional but limited responsibilities. We also encourage affiliates to submit at least one piece of work to the journal for peer review whilst they are in office (with support). We are particularly keen to appoint someone with IT, Internet or Communications skills who would be interested in assisting with the journal’s website, or with experience in organising events who could assist with a series of planned workshops. They should be performing well academically so that they will take this in their stride.

If you are interested in knowing more or in putting forward your name, please submit the following:

1) A statement on your reasons for wanting to become an affiliate (500 words max).

2) A CV, which should include:

– your name

– name and email address of your supervisor

– country of origin

– area or topic of research

– year of registration

– publications to date

– experience in relevant fields (event organising, IT etc)

The deadline for applications is the end of Sunday 11 June 2017. If you have any questions please contact the Chair of the Editorial Working Group, Gabrielle Lynch. Applications should be returned to Gabrielle via email at g.lynch@warwick.ac.uk.

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