Jackson Named Editor-in-Chief of New Oxford University Press Online Anthropology Project

Professor John L. Jackson Jr. has been named Editor-in-Chief of OxfordUniversity Press' new and ambitious OxfordBibliographies project, which attempts to provide scholars, students, and otherinterested readers with introductions to important topics and themes from manyacademic fields/disciplines. Anthropology's online module was launched last month, andOxford was able to put together a strong editorial board for the project, whichincluded scholars from all four of American anthropology’s major sub-fields:archaeology, linguistic anthropology, physical/biological anthropology, andcultural anthropology. These scholars helped to select and vet the entries on various topics (including applied anthropology, cultural evolution, public archaeology, language ideology, globalization and many more). OB's Anthropology site contains 50 entries penned by scholars from across the country and the world, including Tobias Kelly on Legal Anthropology, Vernon J. Williams on Franz Boas, Jeremy Sabloff on public archaeology, Neni Panourgia on interpretive anthropology, Kudzo Gavua on ethnoarchaeology, John Trumper on ethnoscience, Judith Irvine on Language Ideology, and Christina Campbell on primatology. 50 new entries will launch every year, and current entries will be revised and updated periodically.