He will be joined by Associate Professor of Anthropology Sonia Das of New York University. The pair will edit the journal for three years, from September 2018 until September 2021 (volumes 29-31).
The journal, published three times a year by the Society for Linguistic Anthropology on behalf of the American Anthropological Association, features articles and book reviews. Special electronically disseminated issues that feature an area of core interest in the study of language and culture are published occasionally.
According to its mission statement, “The Journal of Linguistic Anthropology is devoted to exploring and understanding the many ways in which language shapes, and is shaped by, various aspects of social life, from face-to-face interaction to global-level phenomena.”
LaDousa said that he and Das were thrilled when Asif Agha, professor of anthropology at University of Pennsylvania and president of the Society for Linguistic Anthropology, informed them that the society’s executive board had made its decision.