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Global Dialogue's New and Not-So-New Editorial Team

March 22, 2018

Starting with this issue, Global Dialogue’s editorship has changed. Brigitte Aulenbacher and Klaus Dörre have taken over the editing duties from Michael Burawoy who created this magazine with enthusiasm. Prepared by a team of collaborators from many countries and translated into seventeen languages, Global Dialogue publishes contributions from sociologists from all over the world for a global academic and non-academic audience. It is an honor and a challenge to join such a wide network of authors, translators, and supporters. The new and not-so-new team strives to strengthen this important magazine connecting so many sociologists all over the globe.

Brigitte Aulenbacher is a Professor of Sociology, chairs the Department for the Theory of Society and Social Analyses at the Johannes Kepler University in Linz, Austria, and as vice-chair of the Local Organizing Committee co-organized the Third ISA Forum of Sociology in Vienna in 2016. Her fields of research include sociological theory, gender and intersectionality studies, and sociology of work and care, with current empirical studies on 24-hour care and the marketization of universities. Klaus Dörre is a Professor of Sociology at the Friedrich Schiller University in Jena, Germany, where he chairs the Department of Labor, Industrial and Economic Sociology. His areas of research include the theory of capitalism, finance capitalism, flexible and precarious employment, labor relations and strategic unionism, among others. He is currently the co-director (together with Hartmut Rosa) of the Research Group on Post-Growth Societies, funded by the German Research Foundation. Incoming editors are supported by a new associate editor, Aparna Sundar, as well as two assistant editors, Johanna Grubner and Christine Schickert.

Aparna Sundar received her PhD in Political Science from the University of Toronto, Canada; she has worked as Assistant Professor at Ryerson University in Toronto and until 2016 as Associate Professor at Azim Premji University in Bangalore, India, where she is still a member of the Visiting Faculty. Johanna Grubner holds a master’s degree in Sociology. She is a researcher at the Johannes Kepler University in Linz, Austria, and her fields of research include feminist theory and gender studies with a focus on the body and qualitative methods. Her PhD project focusses on gender equality in universities. Christine Schickert holds an MA in American Studies with a minor in Sociology. She works as the administrative director of the Research Group on Post-Growth Societies at the Department of Sociology of the Friedrich Schiller University in Jena, Germany.

Fortunately, Global Dialogue can also rely on long-time collaborators: Based in Barcelona, Spain, Global Dialogue’s managing editors Lola Busuttil and August Bagà (aka Arbu) will continue their work, as will also do the regional editors and translation teams across the globe. Lola and Arbu started their collaboration with Michael since the very first issue launched in 2010. A professional translator and editor, Lola oversees the overall quality of each issue. A professional graphic designer and illustrator, Arbu is responsible for the design of Global Dialogue.

While all regional editors and translation teams will continue their collaboration with this new and not-so-new team, Michael will remain as a very supportive consultant, guaranteeing a smooth transition and helping to ensure Global Dialogue’s success into the future. Last but not least, we will continue the fruitful collaboration with the ISA’s Publication Committee and, as consultant editors, with the members of the Executive Committee, as well as ISA Executive Secretary Izabela Barlinska and her team in Madrid, whose engagement makes an endeavor like Global Dialogue possible.

Working as an editorial team with seven people based in four different countries and collaborating with the regional editors and translation teams of students, young scholars, and senior scientists from more than seventeen countries is both a challenge and an exciting venture. It allows us to deal with Global Dialogue as a means of giving a voice to a broad variety of sociological perspectives as well as presenting local viewpoints; providing the space for lively controversies and productive debates over social and scientific developments; offering a platform for both established and young scholars alike; and thereby organizing a global network of sociologists writing about and discussing the pressing issues of our time.

As a team, we very much look forward to getting in touch with all of you who are interested in a common global dialogue.

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