CALL FOR CO-EDITOR APPLICATIONS
The CLAG Latin American Geography book series will explore Latin America and the Caribbean through the multiple lenses of geography: environment, land, people, history, economy, and politics. The books in this series present Latin America in its broadest conceptualization. Latin America is where Latin Americans are, but it is also a region with identifiable characteristics, things that separate it from notLatin America. The CLAG/UFP Latin American Geography Book Series will be open to proposals from those who self-identify as geographers who focus on Latin America, and who develop projects that resonate with the spirit of the series.
The series will be a high-quality outlet for scholars who are writing a first book, coauthors working collaboratively, editors producing an edited volume, and senior scholars cogitating a final monograph. The CLAG/UFP Latin American Geography Book Series will promote rigorous scientific research related to geographical, environmental, cultural, economic, political, and urban research focused on Latin America. The series aims to raise the profile of Latin American and Caribbean geography, showcasing important works focusing on the region. The book series targets scholars, researchers, students, and everyone interested in the places, peoples, environments, and dynamics of Latin America and the Caribbean. The series is organized along the following thematic lines:
- Frontiers / mobilities – The USA/Mexico border is frequently taken as a defining element of Latin America, its northern boundary, its episteme. In addition to this iconic boundary, this series recognizes the tens of thousands of kilometers of international borders in Latin America. We recognize the porosities of borders, their contingency, and the specific sets of problems they manifest. This editorial track will source books that deal with borders of all kinds and the mobilities they enable or limit. These projects can include remote borderlands where contestations over logging, mining, and road building impinge upon indigenous protected areas in dual-country reserves, to the informal borders between morros and asfalto in cities, to transportation networks, migration patterns, and the movement and stasis implicit in infrastructure, transportation, and exchange of goods and services. Co-editor:
- Urban/Rural continuums – Latin America has remained the most rapidly urbanizing region (as a percentage of the population) for several decades. One element of this track will examine urbanization dynamics in Latin America, while another will deal with smaller cities and rural dynamics. The attention given to Latin America´s largest cities has skewed scholarship away from the emerging dynamics of smaller cities in the interior, along rivers, and in resource extraction centers. While we continue to look for scholars who pursue the geographies of large urban centers, by combining these narratives with lesser-studied places, we will create an outlet for scholarship that literally decenters the metropolitan gaze. Co-editor:
- Ecology, Environment, Energy –Some of the most dynamic and important work historically emerging form CLAG scholars has been in the field of political ecology. “Political ecology” is an encumbered designation that this track seeks to alieviate by opening space for scholarship in biogeography, environment (including ethnobotany, geomorphology, sustainability), and energy (including global political economy and environmental justice). Co-editor: Joel Correia, Colorado State University
- Caribbean Geography – The Caribbean is frequently neglected in conceptions of Latin America yet is quite obviously deeply connected to the histories, movements, economies, and trajectories of the region. This track of the CLAG/UFP book series will allow authors to focus more specifically on dynamics within the Caribbean while attending to the broad themes outlined above. As CLAG becomes ever more diverse in its topics, approaches, and membership this track of the book series will allow for a renewed engagement with the Caribbean. Co-editor:
CLAG is seeking applications to fill three co-editorships for two-year terms to begin in February 2023.
Series Editors will promote the series and recruit book projects relevant to ongoing debates about Latin American geography with a focus on emergent topics, novel approaches, and new voices. Series Editors will work directly with the Acquisitions Editor at the University of Florida Press to review letters of inquiry and proposals for projects under consideration for the Series. Series Editors will identify projects requiring further development and may work directly with authors to strengthen manuscripts. In partnership with the Acquisitions Editor, the Series Editors will determine which projects to recommend for inclusion in the Series. The Acquisitions Editor will coordinate and manage the peer review process, with advisement from the Series Editors. At least one Series Editor will provide an official review for each manuscript under consideration for the Series. For each book reviewed UFP offers remuneration, and for published works actively acquired or developed by the Series Editor, offers a percentage of sales.
Please send letter of interest and CV to: Christopher Gaffney, Chair, CLAG Publications Committee email@example.com.