Medicine Anthropology Theory is soliciting applications for a co-editor for the journal's Photo Essay section. The new co-editor will join the current editor to publish the section. As a team, the Photo Essay editorial staff work with authors to develop contributions, review submissions, and contribute to the leadership and direction of the MAT journal.
Photo Essays are a form of visual/textual communication that go beyond simply combining image and text. They create a balance that allows words to provide context for the image(s) and a space where images can reinforce or challenge the text and they are informed by visual anthropology theory and practice (see Crowder and Cartwright 2021). They are an engaging way to share medical anthropology research findings with a wide range of colleagues. They are provocative in nature as images and text present different sides of issues and different points of view—both literally and figuratively. In this way, they advance MAT’s broader mission to explore how culture, politics, and social norms bear on medicine, illness, and health – and vice versa. We are particularly keen to publish Photo Essays written by public health workers, patients, medics, social workers, psychologists, bioethicists, nurses, and clinical practitioners of all stripes, in addition to medical anthropological work.
The co-editorship is an unpaid position. The candidate will have completed their Ph.D. in anthropology or a related field and will have already secured a tenure-track or permanent position at their home institution. You can read more about MAT’s editorial decision to only fill staff section editor positions with people who are not precariously employed in our Ethos Statement and first editorial. The successful candidate will serve in this position for a term of three years. To apply, please send a CV and letter of interest (1-2 pages) to Cristina Moreno Lozano, MAT’s Managing Editor, at MATEditors@ed.ac.uk by 20 April 2021. We will be in touch with candidates of interest to schedule an online interview.