CASCA is delighted to announce the appointment of Dr. Sonja Luehrmann as Anthropologica’s incoming Editor-in-Chief and Editor of English Manuscripts.

Dr. Luehrmann holds a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and is Associate Professor of Anthropology at Simon Fraser University. Her research focuses on religion, interethnic relations, and lived ideology in Russia and the North Pacific Rim. She is the author of Alutiiq Villages under Russian and U.S. Rule (Alaska, 2008); Secularism Soviet Style: Teaching Atheism and Religion in a Volga Republic (Indiana, 2011); and Religion in Secular Archives: Soviet Atheism and Historical Knowledge (Oxford, 2015). Most recently, she edited Praying with the Senses: Contemporary Orthodox Christian Spirituality in Practice (Indiana, 2018). Sonja enjoys the range of geographic areas, theoretical and methodological approaches, and genres represented in Anthropologica, and looks forward to continuing to highlight the critical insights of Canada-based anthropologists.

Dr. Luehrmann will be working with the editorial team from February to ensure a smooth transition toward taking up her new roles officially on May 1. Members will be able to meet her and find out more about her work and ideas for Anthropologica at CASCA’s annual conference in Santiago de Cuba.

We extend our heartfelt thanks and appreciation to Dr. Jasmin Habib, associate professor at the University of Waterloo, who has served as Editor-in-Chief and Editor, English manuscripts since May 2015.

Dr. Alexandrine Boudreault-Fournier, an assistant professor at the University of Victoria specializing in visual anthropology and sound studies, will be serving as Editor of French manuscripts from August 1, 2018 (once she has recovered from convening this year’s Counterpoint CASCA conference in Cuba!). She takes over the role from Dr. Alicia Sliwinski (Laurier University). Sincere thanks to Alicia for her work in this capacity since 2013.

Dr. Daniel Tubb will begin to serve as English Book Review Editor from July 2018. He is an assistant professor at the University of New Brunswick who focuses on economic and environmental anthropology. He is taking over from Dr. Margaret MacDonald (York University), who has served in the role since 2014. Thank you, Margaret!

Last but not least, Dr. Karine Gagné, an assistant professor at the University of Guelph who works on environmental anthropology and the anthropology of knowledge, continues as French Book Review Editor.