Disability Studies Quarterly (DSQ) is the journal of the Society for Disability Studies (SDS). It is a multidisciplinary and international journal of interest to social scientists, scholars in the humanities, disability rights advocates, creative writers, and others concerned with the issues of people with disabilities. It represents the full range of methods, epistemologies, perspectives, and content that the multidisciplinary field of disability studies embraces. DSQ is committed to developing theoretical and practical knowledge about disability and to promoting the full and equal participation of persons with disabilities in society (ISSN: 1041-5718; eISSN: 2159-8371).
DSQ is Seeking a New Editor-In Chief
Dear Members of Society for Disability Studies and the Disability Studies Community:
SDS is currently going through a number of major transitions and, chief among them, is a transition of editorial leadership at the field’s flagship journal, Disability Studies Quarterly (DSQ).
Over the summer, the current editorial team, which had been serving in this capacity since 2018 with a term of three to five years, tendered their resignation and the SDS Board of Directors accepted it. As stated in their contract, this resignation took full effect after 90 days, which was the beginning of November. As such, there is currently no Editor-in-Chief of the journal and SDS recognizes that the resulting delay in publication of new DSQ issues is non-ideal and we ask for your patience as we seek a new Editor to lead the journal.
Of course, let us begin by asking you to please join us in thanking the outgoing Co-Editors-in-Chief Elizabeth Brewer and Brenda Brueggemann and Assistant Editor Kelsey Henry for the outstanding work they have done shepherding DSQ through one of the most tumultuous periods in modern history and maintaining its status as the premier source of top quality scholarship in Disability Studies. We all owe them a tremendous debt of gratitude for the enormous contribution they made to the field with this work.
This means that we must now find someone to step into their very large shoes and continue stewarding DSQ as a leading journal. To that end, please see the attached Call for Applications to be the next Editor of Disability Studies Quarterly. We are eager to identify this person or these people quickly, so that the transition can proceed smoothly and there is minimal interruption in the process of publishing DSQ. To that end, we will begin considering candidates on January 23, 2023. We look forward to receiving your application materials and are happy to answer any questions you may have about this process.
The SDS Board of Directors
Past Editorial Teams
Dr. Elizabeth Drewer Olson
Central Connecticut State University
Dr. Brenda Jo Brueggemann
University of Connecticut
Dr. Kim E. Nielsen, University of Toledo
Dr. Allyson Day, University of Toledo
Melanie Schlosser, Ohio State University Libraries
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