PUBLISHING WORKSHOP American Quarterly | 150 Engage Illinois Office of Corporate Relations
Celebrating our Sesquicentennial 1867-2017


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 reframing 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. What kinds of scholarship are particularly compelling to the present board of editors, and what is less so? How does this shape the editorial decisions that guide the selection of articles? What does the editorial process itself look like from submission to publication?

Time permitting, the presentation will also review the process of putting together proposals for the annual special issue or the special forums that often accompany the regular issues.

The event will be held in room 133 of the Latina/o Studies building.