There is no such thing as a free lunch – well that is a common ‘tongue in cheek’ statement from those who have the opportunity to eat on someone’s expense account. For me it was not so much as a free lunch but a very successful presentation at the recent conference I attended at the University of Vienna.
The subsequent request came as a surprise, but not for a free lunch. I was approached to join the editing team, led by Associate Professor Ian Conrich, and have now been appointed as one of two assistant editors for the Journal of New Zealand and Pacific Studies. My colleague, Jenny Wagner, a former PhD candidate at UniSA who has returned to the US to complete her thesis, is the other assistant editor. I will be Jenny’s support until I learn the ropes and take on a little more responsibility to ease her workload.
The journal is published by Intellect Journals (ISSN 2050 4039) and is a newer academic publication in its third year. This is a trans-displinary peer reviewed journal. Disciplines covered include the humanities and the social sciences and subjects such as cultural studies, history, literature, film, anthropology, politics, and sociology.