Lately I've been thinking about the role of an editor. It's a role I stepped into in the spring of 2000 when the idea for Momotombo Press began to take shape. How does one's role change (or not change) if one is a Latino or Latina editor, or if the journal, review, or book series one is editing is Latino@ specific, or not? Why would anyone want to be an editor, in the first place?
But what really prompted me to post today is something I just discovered---a year late: an editorial statement. It's penned by an editor for a journal I hold in very high regard for the ethos of its mission. I admire the way it articulates its focused area of interest and concern, but which at the same time creates a space for flexibility, exploration, and inquiry.
The statement is by Carmen Seda, who I've had the pleasure of meeting on a number of occasions. It begins:
Lately, we here at BorderSenses have been kicking around the concept of "border.".....
Have a read. Let us know---here or elsewhere---what you make of it.