New Co-Editors for the Journal of the Anthropology of Consciousness

As originally announced in news letter from SAC President Diane Hardgrave: 

We are pleased to introduce Nicole Torres and Gary Moore as the new Co-Editors for Anthropology of Consciousness (AoC). Torres and Moore have a shared vision of what are likely ways to expand the impact and relevance, of AoC while ensuring fiscal health and sustainability.

Nicole Torres, a longtime supporter of SAC current Board Member, is a medical and psychological anthropologist. Courses taught by her include The Social Life of Psychiatry, Expressive Culture and Creativity, Myth, Magic, and Meaning, and Medical Anthropology—many of the required readings for these courses are drawn from readings in the Journal. Her most recent publication, Walls of Indifference: Immigration and the Militarization of the US-Mexico Border addresses consciousness in cultural and institutional settings, with specific concern for the militarization of consciousness in everyday life. Her unique blend of interests as a medical and psychological anthropologist who is also trained in clinical social work will prove to be an asset to scholarly engagement and stewardship of the Journal.

Gary Moore has extensive experience with editing and preparing documents for publication in electronic formats. In 1994, he joined the staff of Linux Journal as Copy Editor, preparing articles by authors of all skill levels for publication. After being recruited as Editor, he built relationships with potential authors and helped contributing authors to craft articles that fit the editorial focus of each monthly issue. In 1997, he started work at Microsoft, where he edited complex, chapter-sized content for publication to paper. Over the subsequent years, he made the transition from paper to electronic formats as industry moved away from designing and publishing paper documentation. As a writer and editor, he has prepared and published content in multiple formats for delivery to the WWW as web pages and downloadable files. He is also a senior member of the Society for Technical Communication and in training as a web developer.

Join us in welcoming Nicole Torres and Gary Moore as our new editors!

We take this opportunity to once again convey our sincere thanks to outgoing co-editors Peter Benson and Rebecca Lester for their excellent work. And finally, SAC gratefully acknowledges the longstanding contribution of Assistant Editor Tanya Collings whose dedication and attention to detail has been exemplary.   We extend our best wishes to Peter, Rebecca and Tanya in their future endeavors.

M. Diane Hardgrave
SAC President