Aisha Beliso-De Jesus
Grant TypeGlobal Initiatives
Institutional AffiliationPrinceton U.
Grant numberGr. GIG-12
Approve DateJuly 15, 2021
Project TitleBeliso-De Jesus, Aisha, (Princeton University) Transforming Anthropology Editorial Support
Transforming Anthropology (TA) advances scholarship across the four fields of anthropology and beyond. TA publishes manuscripts that reflect the dynamic, global, and contested conditions of social worlds and features work that pushes the boundaries of the discipline of anthropology and the genre of ethnography. We aim to foster work that interrogates the contemporary and historical construction of social inequalities based on race, ethnicity, ability, class, gender, sexuality, nationality, and other invidious distinctions. Published semi-annually, TA issues include: original peer-reviewed research articles, book and film reviews, book review essays, short commentaries, interviews, and unconventional approaches to scholarship. As the flagship journal of the Association of Black Anthropologists (ABA), TA serves a core role in diversifying and transforming anthropological literature in the world. As Editor-In-Chief of Transforming Anthropology, I am requesting $50,000 a year to support the last three years of my editorship from August 2021 to December 2024. In addition to training Associate Editors to take over the journal, during this time, I aim to secure a permanent solution to fund the TA editorial office and ensure the journal’s sustainability and success. The funding will aid the journal’s mission to diversify anthropological publications and provides a public service to the discipline.