Call for Radical Housing Journal Extended Collective Members

We are in the process of bringing on two new members of our Radical Housing Journal collective.

What is the RHJ

The Radical Housing Journal (RHJ) is an orientation, a praxis for doing research and action. It seeks to critically intervene in pre and post-crisis housing experiences and activist strategies from around the world without being confined to the strict dogmatism of academic knowledge production. The Journal is defined by how it approaches matters of ‘housing’, ‘home’, ‘homelessness’, ‘eviction,’ ‘intersectionality,’ and the likes, and by its capacity to generate thought and action around those areas of concern, recognizing the systemic inequalities in how our housing environments are produced and reproduced. It speaks both to academic and non-academic, grassroots activists, practitioners and policy-makers concerned with housing injustices globally and active in responding to such a concern. It is not, in this sense, a traditional self-referential academic journal but a cross-cutting publication which aims to mobilise the attention and related action of different constituencies. The RHJ adds to and expands the existing landscape of critical housing, home and urban publications by creating a new space where different forms of knowledge production and diffusion can be experimented with.

The Journal’s ethos and aims are to:

  • consider housing and home inalienable under any circumstance;
  • encourage the collaboration among activists working within and beyond academia;
  • approach the study of conditions and processes that render housing alienable combining different theoretical standpoints;
  • welcome transdisciplinarity and transnational approaches to conceptualizing the structural aspects and everyday elements of housing and resistance;
  • encourage different methodological approaches and provide tools for radical learning on the use of these methodologies;
  • promote a non-exploitative, ecological, anti-racist, feminist, and horizontal politics in its own structure and functioning.

The RHJ is autonomous in its politics and financing. It is organised around two Collectives (Editorial and Extended), which are horizontally structured. A low-cost printed version will be provided when possible, while individual papers are freely available online. Finances permitting, all original peer-reviewed contributions are compensated.

What we are looking for

We are looking for new members of our Extended Collective, particularly scholar-activists whose work focuses upon Critical Race Studies, Indigenous Studies, Decolonial Methods, Postcolonial Studies, and/or housing justice work in the Global South. Extended Collective members are key project members, making primary decisions in the journal’s structure and ethos. Collective members are expected to participate in weekly communication through our Asana project management platform. They are also expected to help lead particular journal issues, which come out twice a year and require 10 months of labor beforehand. We are also looking for Collective members to join particular committees –which include Finance, Social Media/Networking/Website, and Legal/Open Access– and people who can help with copyediting.

If you are interested, please compose 3 paragraphs describing more about your work (organizing and scholarship), and your interest in joining us. Also let us know what kind of editorial or journal work you have been part of in the past. Please too let us know if there are particular committees that you are interested in joining.

Please email us at collective@radicalhousingjournal.org by June 17th, 2019. More info about the RHJ can be found at www.radicalhousingjournal.org