Call for Nominations: Editor or Coeditors for QED: A Journal in GLBTQ Worldmaking

Assuming duties in 2025; overseeing 2025–2028 volume years 

QED: A Journal in GLBTQ Worldmaking (published 3 times/yr.) brings together scholars, activists, public intellectuals, artists, and policy and culture makers to discuss, debate, and mobilize issues and initiatives that matter to the diverse lived experience, struggle, and transformation of GLBTQ peoples and communities wherever they may be. With an emphasis on worldmaking praxis, QED welcomes theory, criticism, history, policy analysis, public argument, and creative exhibition, seeking to foster intellectual and activist work through essays, commentaries, interviews, roundtable discussions, and book and event reviews. 

Founding coeditors Charles E. Morris III, Syracuse University, and Thomas K. Nakayama, Northeastern University, will complete volume 11 (2024); incoming editor(s) anticipated to begin in 2025 with volume 12. The suggested term for the incoming editor(s) is 4 years with the possibility of renewal. 

In selecting the editor(s), the following factors will be considered: 

  • Innovative vision for the journal 
  • Record of research in LGBTQ issues 
  • Record of experience as an editor and project manager 

Editors must 

  • Agree to observe and support Michigan State University Press’s publication policies, including its policies on peer review, publication ethics, and handling research misconduct. 
  • Commit to using Michigan State University Press’s online system for manuscript submission, review, and editing. 
  • Commit to adhering to the NCA Policy on Affirmative Action and Nondiscrimination and the NCA Statements on Inclusivity
  • Commit to meeting editorial deadlines and responsibilities. 

The editor(s) should work with their institution to ensure that they have the needed departmental support to carry out the responsibilities of managing the journal (such as course release or other support). Please contact Natalie Eidenier ( with any questions about institutional support. 

How to Apply 

Self-nominations are preferred. 

Deadline: June 30, 2024 

Applications should include the following: 

  • A letter outlining the candidate’s editorial vision for the journal and specific steps to be taken to ensure equity, diversity, and inclusion in all phases of journal editing. 
  • If the application is not a self-nomination, the letter should include a statement from the nominee agreeing to serve if selected. 
  • If the application is for a coeditorship, the coeditors should offer a detailed description of the division of labor. 
  • A letter from the relevant administrator at the applicant’s university indicating institutional support for the nominee. 
  • A current CV including the names and contact information of three references who are familiar with the applicant’s record of scholarship and editorial experience. 

Letters and supporting materials should be emailed to: 

Natalie Eidenier
Journals Manager
Michigan State University Press 

Selection Committee 

The selection committee will be comprised of QED stakeholders from the journal’s board and MSU Press.