UC Students: Call for Editorial Board Members

Dear Colleagues,

Refract: An Open Access Visual Studies Journal is seeking new editorial board members to serve 2-3 year terms! 

Refract is a collaborative project founded in 2016 by PhD students in the Visual Studies program at UCSC. Our aim is to provide an open-access platform for non-canonical, interdisciplinary engagements with creative practices and cultural productions from diverse time periods and geographies. We have published two volumes, which can be viewed here, and will soon publish our third volume on the theme of “Hauntings and Traces.”

We are looking for new editorial board members from all disciplines to join the team in Winter 2021. The editorial board is made up of teams that are each responsible for different aspects of publishing the journal: the Digital team oversees the eScholarship platform through which we publish; the Fundraising team is responsible for identifying and pursuing funding sources; the PR & Outreach team is in charge of our social media presence and email correspondence; and the Managing team, made up of the Managing Editor and the Assistant Managing editor, coordinates across the teams and makes executive decisions. 

In addition to the duties for one’s specific team, all editorial board members work together in drafting calls for content, conducting peer review, soliciting guest contributors, co-writing the Introduction to each volume, and more.

For more general information about Refract, please see our website. If you have questions and/or would like to see our bylaws, please contact Maggie Wander, the managing editor, at  mwander@ucsc.edu.

If you are interested in joining the editorial board, please send the following to mwander@ucsc.edu by the end of the day Friday, December 11:

  1. A brief description of your interest in joining Refract and any relevant experience–although no experience is necessary.
  2. Your availability for an in-person meeting between December 14, 2020 and January 15, 2021.
  3. A ranking of the teams according to which one you would like to be a part of: Digital, Fundraising, and PR/Outreach (1 = most preferred, 3 = least preferred). Please also indicate if you would be interested in eventually joining the Managing team. 

Best,

Maggie Wander, Managing Editor

P.S. For those of you on social media, please follow our Instagram account if you don’t already!