We are pleased to announce the formation of a newly expanded editorial team with four new Assistant Editors. The new editors will be working closely with JER Editor and founder Ben Spatz to manage an increasing number of submissions and to take the journal in new directions over the coming years.
Biographical introductions to the new editors are included below. This information as well as a list of JER Editorial Advisory Board members can also be viewed on the JER website: https://jer.openlibhums.org/about/editorialteam/
JER is the first peer-reviewed, open access, academic journal to focus specifically on the innovation and dissemination of embodied knowledge through the medium of video. With an editorial advisory board drawn from across the arts and humanities, it aims to pioneer the scholarly video article as a new form supporting development of diverse embodied research projects.
The new JER Assistant Editors are:
Rosemary (Rosa) Cisneros
Coventry University, United Kingdom
Rosamaria Cisneros is a professional dancer, curator, dance historian and critic, Romani scholar and peace activist. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison Dance Department and received a Master’s degree in dance history and criticism from the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. Cisneros has worked as a professional dancer, choreographer, curator and qualified teacher and has lived, taught and danced in various parts of the world. Cisneros is involved in various EU-funded projects whose aim is to make education accessible to vulnerable groups and ethnic minorities. She sits on several boards such as the Roma Coventry Project, GRT Police Association (UK), Drom Kotar Mestipen - Romani Association of Women (Spain). She is also a Research Fellow at Coventry University’s Centre for Dance Research in the UK. She is inspired by interdisciplinary work as well as by collaborative projects and work modes. Rosa also was a key member of the RomArchive dance section. The combination of the practical and the theoretical underpins all her academic research interests, as does working with vulnerable groups and using the arts and education to engage communities and encourage involvement in a more inclusive society. Indeed, her guiding principle is bringing people together. Cultural heritage and digital technologies also inform her current approach. Cisneros has organised various festivals and exhibitions and her dance films have been screened in the UK, US, Colombia, Mexico and Germany and her latest medium length-documentary won the prize for best documentary awarded by the Eurofilm Summer edition festival in 2016. She has launched her own production company, RosaSenCis Film Productions which created one film for the Oral History Project of the UK-based Society for Dance Research and has several screendance films, short documentaries recently directed the Dancing Bodies in Coventry Project that started to capture the dance legacy of the city of Coventry, UK. Cisneros also works closely with the Centre for Research on Theories and Practices for Overcoming Inequalities (CREA) at the University of Barcelona and completed her PhD in Sociology.
Independent Researcher, Mexico
Michele Feder-Nadoff is an anthropologist (PhD, El Colegio de Michoacán, Mexico), artist (MFA, BFA, School of the Art Institute of Chicago), and Fulbright Scholar (2010-11). She is the editor of Rhythm of Fire: The Art & Artisans of Santa Clara del Cobre, Michoacán, Mexico and director-producer of Night-Blooming Jasmine, the accompanying documentary video. Feder-Nadoff presents lectures, workshops and seminars internationally. Her work as a scholar-educator is informed by her artistic practice and community-engagement, including director of Cuentos Foundation, an arts and culture organization co-founded with other social-activists, 1998-2009. Feder-Nadoff is currently working on Presence of Absence: An Anthropology of Making, based upon her long-term apprenticeship with master artisans in Santa Clara del Cobre, Mexico. Exhibitions include mid-career retrospectives at the Rockford Art Museum and Brauer Museum of Art, and permanent mural and sculptural installations at the University of Wrocław, Poland. https://mfedernadoff.academia.edu
University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Caroline Gatt is an anthropologist (PhD Aberdeen) and theatre practitioner. Her recent publications include "Breathing Beyond Embodiment: Exploring Emergence, Grieving and Song in Laboratory Theatre" (2020), the monograph An Ethnography of Global Environmentalism: Becoming Friends of the Earth (2018), the special issue ‘Collaborative Knowing: Considering Onto/Epistemology in Collaboration’, Collaborative Anthropologies Vol. 10 (1–2) as editor, and the collaborative and multimodal collected volume The Voices of the Pages (2017/2018 Overprint) also as editor. She is currently developing possibilities of both research and teaching towards regenerative scholarship. For more details: https://culanth.org/fieldsights/sketches-for-regenerative-scholarship
Elizabeth de Roza
LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore
Elizabeth de Roza is Senior Lecturer in the School of Dance and Theatre at LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore. She co-convenes the Embodied Research Working Group within the International Federation for Theatre Research. She is also part of Faculty teaching team of the International Graduate Semester Transcultural Collaboration Programme in Arts and Design spearheaded by Zurich University of the Arts and in collaboration with five universities and LASALLE College of the arts. Elizabeth is internationally known as an artist-scholar, performance maker, theatre director, actor-movement trainer. Her methodology in performance-making and actor-movement training comes from the foundation of traditional Asian theatrical training/performing methods, martial arts (kalaripayattu) and soft-fireworks, a contemporary, cross-cultural embodied technique in performance practice. Elizabeth's research interests focus on embodied experiences, thinking and practice through making, embodied cognition and cross-cultural performance at the intersections of both decolonial and feminist theories. She has presented her research and methodology at various international conferences, universities, theatre conservatories and led master workshops for theatre companies. She holds a PhD (Theatre and Performance) from Goldsmiths, University of London where she is a Research Associate at The Centre of the Body. As a practising artist, Elizabeth's works range from site-specific social engagement to cross-cultural | disciplinary performances and to intense black-box physical performances. She has collaborated on many international performance projects with a focus on embodied cultural memories in conjunction with other disciplines and presented them at various prestigious contemporary theatre festivals in South America, Europe, UK, Asia. For more information, please visit www.elizabethderoza.com
Posted on 15 Jun 2020
At this moment of global crisis, when the reach of both bodily travel and digital communication has brought us to unprecedented circumstances with unpredictable outcomes, the open access, videographic Journal of Embodied Research offers three distinct calls for proposals.
1) JER 3.1 (2020) / JER 4.1 (2021):
Open Call for Video Articles
Deadline: Ongoing (articles are published on a rolling basis)
2) JER 3.1 (2020):
Special Section on Embodiment and Social Distancing
Deadline: 1 June 2020
3) JER 4.2 (2021):
Special Issue of Illuminated Video
Deadline: 1 November 2020
Journal of Embodied Research is the first peer-reviewed, open access, academic journal to focus specifically on the innovation and dissemination of embodied knowledge through the medium of video. With an editorial advisory board drawn from across the arts and humanities, it aims to pioneer the scholarly video article as a new form supporting diverse embodied research projects.
Informal inquiries can be sent to Editor Ben Spatz at <firstname.lastname@example.org>. Formal submissions must be submitted through the JER journal management system. JER is published by Open Library of Humanities, a leader in gold open access publishing with a unique consortium funding model.
Posted on 02 Apr 2020
The videographic Journal of Embodied Research invites video article submissions of up to 20 minutes for issue 2.1 (2019).
JER is the first peer-reviewed, open access, fully indexed, academic journal to focus specifically on the innovation and dissemination of embodied knowledge through the medium of video. With an editorial board drawn from across the arts and humanities, it aims to pioneer the scholarly video article as a new form supporting development of diverse embodied, artistic, and practice research projects.
JER issue 1.1 (2018) includes video articles on contemporary choreography, intercultural actor training, medieval martial arts, and performing landscape. These articles, along with a video editorial essay, are freely available here:
Submissions are welcome from any field and are considered on a rolling basis throughout the year. All video articles are initially assessed by the editor and then go through single-anonymous peer review before being published. Submission guidelines and selected resources on the video essay form can be found here:
Questions of authorship, identity, affect and epistemology are central to JER’s concerns. Please do not hesitate to get in touch with informal proposals and queries at any time. Formal submissions should be handled via the online submissions system.
Open access for JER is provided by the Open Library of Humanities consortium.
Editor, Journal of Embodied Research
Posted on 29 Jan 2019
Posted on 02 Mar 2017
Journal of Embodied Research invites video article submissions of between 10 and 20 minutes documenting and articulating current practice and research in theatre, dance, and performance; martial arts, somatics, and physical culture; voice and vocal studies; dance, drama, and expressive arts therapies; experimental anthropology and carnal sociology; feminist, queer, and trans performativity; disability studies; critical race studies; somatechnics and anthropotechnics; habitus and everyday techniques of the body; and any areas or projects in which embodied practice is an essential part of the research methodology.
Posted on 11 Jan 2017
Journal of Embodied Research is the first peer-reviewed, open access, academic journal to focus on the dissemination of embodied knowledge through video. Published by Open Library of the Humanities, it aims to explore the relationship between embodied practice and digital epistemology through the innovative format of the scholarly video article. While embodied research is as old as humanity, the possibility to share it through high quality video articles raises profound questions about embodied knowledge and practice in the digital age. The journal invites submissions from all fields that work with embodied practice and video documents, including but not limited to theatre, dance, and performance studies; martial arts, somatics, physical culture, and yoga studies; visual anthropology and visual sociology; music performance and ethnomusicology; media and cultural studies; expressive arts therapies; and gender and critical race studies.
For its inaugural 2017 volume, the journal invites video articles that make a substantial and clearly articulated contribution to knowledge and understanding in any area of embodied knowledge or practice. Video articles may combine audiovisual recordings, still images, graphics and animation, voiceovers, text, and other multimedia forms within a single video document. Recognizing that the scholarly video article is a new medium for which no widely accepted style guides exist, the journal places minimal design restrictions upon submissions. Contributors are requested to carefully examine the submission guidelines and indicative links posted on the journal’s homepage and to make creative and informed design choices. As with a text-based journal article, form and content should be integrated to articulate a substantive critical position.
Submissions to JER may be complete video articles of no more than 20 minutes duration; or initial proposals that use any combination of text (up to 300 words) and video (up to 5 minutes) to demonstrate the content, significance, and design of the proposed video article. They will be considered and reviewed on a rolling basis throughout the year. All submissions, proposals, and general enquiries should be sent to journal editor Ben Spatz.
Posted on 12 Dec 2016