The Immigration and Ethnic History Society (IEHS) seeks an editor for its digital publication, Not From Here, which serves as the society’s blog. Since 2016, this publication has featured interviews with scholars studying migration and ethnic history; reflections on what it means to research and write migration history; and pieces that connect migration history to work being done in the public humanities, to civic engagement and activism, and to contemporary politics. The editor of Not From Here will have the opportunity to shape the blog in the direction they see fit, so long as the content published advances the IEHS’s core goal of promoting migration and ethnic history as fields within US history.
This position comes with a stipend of up to $3,000 a year, and a late-stage PhD student whose work addresses migration and/or ethnic history is the ideal candidate for this job. Responsibilities include soliciting content; organizing a schedule for the publication of pieces and series; editing for style; and working with the social media team at the IEHS to promote published content. In consultation with the President of the IEHS, the editor will also nominate candidates for and help select the winner of the annual award given to the best graduate student article published in Not From Here.
Please submit a CV and a brief cover letter outlining the type of content you envision Not From Here publishing by no later than Friday, August 12, 2022, to Andy Urban, chair of the IEHS Digital Projects Committee (firstname.lastname@example.org). Candidates will be notified of a decision of the search committee by no later than Friday, August 26, with the position starting around September 6, 2022.