The Australian Feminist Law Journal wishes to appoint a new editorial team to take over the leadership of the journal from the current board. Launched over 25 years ago, the Australian Feminist Law Journal was created to focus on research that uses critical feminist approaches to law and justice. We publish research informed by critical theory, cultural and literary theory, jurisprudential, postcolonial and psychoanalytic approaches, among other critical research practices. The journal is a crucial part of the Australian legal academic landscape, and an important part of the critical intellectual life of the discipline internationally. The AFLJ is a fully refereed journal, housed at Griffith Law School, and we publish two issues each year through Taylor & Francis, including guest-edited special issues.

Our founding editor and editor in chief, Judy Grbich, retired earlier this year, and several other board members have also stepped back after a long and distinguished contribution. We think it’s now time to handover to a new team with a distinctive vision for the AFLJ’s that will build on our past success. The new editors would work closely with the existing editorial board during the first 6 months of 2021, with a view to handing over the running of the journal in the first half of 2021.

We welcome expressions of interest from editorial teams of whom the majority are located in Australia, but which can include international members. Ideally, the team would have experience working or collaborating with each other, and substantial prior experience in an editorial role. Achieving diverse representation on the Board aligns with the Journal’s scholarly project and purpose, and we encourage teams where attention has been given to this principle in its composition.

At this stage we are not seeking expressions of interest from individual board members as such, but if you are keen, get in touch and we can potentially put individuals in contact with teams.

EOIs should include:

  • a brief CV for the proposed team leader(s), and description of team members
  • a short (1–2 page) statement outlining relevant experience and an editorial vision for the journal

EOIs should be emailed to the AFLJ: by Tuesday 26 January 2021.

The current and immediate past board members are happy to discuss with potential applicants what is involved in editing the AFLJ and the current governance structure of the journal. Interested applicants are also encouraged to contact us with any questions about this process. We encourage you to get in touch with Karen Crawley, Juliet Rogers, Anthea Vogl, (current editorial board) or Sundhya Pahuja (immediate past editorial board member).

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