Medical Anthropology Quarterly Seeks Book Reviews Editor

Medical Anthropology Quarterly invites applications for the position of Book Reviews Editor. The ideal candidate would be broadly trained in medical anthropology, well organized, and self-disciplined.  This is an excellent opportunity to meet other medical anthropologists and stay abreast of new literature in the field. 

The Book Reviews Editor’s responsibilities include:

  •  selecting books for review
  • identifying and soliciting qualified reviewers
  • ensuring that reviews are completed in a timely manner
  • editing reviews for length, clarity, and style
  • working with the main MAQ editorial office

The position requires approximately 4–6 hours per week, on average. The incoming Book Reviews Editor will work with the current Editor, Mara Buchbinder, on a transition plan during fall 2016 and will officially begin a 3-year term in January 2017. Successful applicants should have support from their home institutions.

MAQ is an international journal published by the Society for Medical Anthropology, a section of the American Anthropological Association. The journal publishes research and theory in all areas of medical anthropology. Its goal is to stimulate development of important ideas, methods, and debates in medical anthropology and to explore the links between medical anthropology, the parent discipline of anthropology, and neighboring fields in the health and social sciences.

To apply, send a letter of interest and a CV to the incoming Editor, Vincanne Adams, at  by June 15, 2016.