American Quarterly Presentation: Seminar/Workshop for Faculty and Graduate Students with Professor GonzalezThu, February 28, 2019, 12:00 am to 2:00 am
Professor Vernadette Vicuña Gonzalez, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Since 2014, the American Quarterly journal has been based outside of the (continental) United States and has been edited by a transnational team of scholars based in Hawai‘i and parts of Asia and the Pacific, including Canada, Australia, South Korea, Taiwan, and Japan. The current editorial team is committed to soliciting, reviewing, and editing the best cutting-edge scholarship in all areas of American Studies while particularly invested in re-framing and re-situating American Studies by advancing the studies of Indigenous histories, communities, and identities and transnational, comparative approaches to American experiences. But what does this really mean in terms of the actual editorial practice? This presentation reviews, from the perspective of an Associate Editor of American Quarterly journal, the significance of this relocation to Hawai‘i and the transnational editorial team to the kind of the journal that the AQ has become.