Meet Leigh Jenco, New Associate Editor for the American Political Science Review

Jenco_webLeigh Jenco is associate professor of political theory at the London School of Economics and Political Science. She previously was appointed Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Political Theory Project, Brown University (2007–2008); and assistant professor of political science at the National University of Singapore (2008–2012). She situates her research and much of her teaching at the intersection of contemporary political theory and modern Chinese thought, emphasizing the theoretical and not simply historical value of Chinese discourses on politics. Her latest book,Changing Referents: Learning Across Space and Time in China and the West, explores the methodological value for comparative political theory of a series of debates by Chinese elites in the nineteenth and twentieth century about what and how to learn from Western culture. She has published her work in such journals as the American Political Science Review, Political Theory, and the Journal of Asian Studies. She has received research and conference grants from the American Council of Learned Societies, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, the Shibusawa Eiichi Memorial Foundation, and the National University of Singapore.

From September 1, 2016, on, submissions to the APSR will be directed to the new Editorial Team in Europe. The University of North Texas (UNT) team will begin the transfer of files to the managing office at the University of Mannheim and we expect the transition to be completed by December 31, 2016. With a backlog of two volumes, the first volume of our editorship will be published in August 2017. The vote by the APSA Council to move the editorship of APSR for the first time outside the United States is an extraordinary historical decision that will help to further globalize APSR and thus to represent our discipline in a broader manner. We are excited by this challenge and very grateful for the confidence expressed in our team by the APSA council to host the Review in Europe for the next four years. At the same time, we are aware of the concerns about this transition and would like to take this opportunity to share with the membership our general vision and plans for the journal as we move forward in this process.

Read more about plans for APSR here.

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