YARA-JPS-COHD-FAC 2019 Summer Writeshop-Workshop

YARA, the Journal of Peasant Studies (JPS), College of Humanities and Development Studies (COHD) of China Agricultural University (Beijing), and Future Agricultures Consortium (FAC) are jointly organizing a new initiative: YARA-JPS-COHD-FAC Annual Summer Writeshop-Workshop in Critical Agrarian Studies and Scholar-Activism for young researchers (PhD and post-doctoral researchers and lecturers, up to 5 years from PhD completion) who are based in or are originally from the Global South.

The YARA-JPS-COHD-FAC Writeshop-Workshop aims to improve young researchers’ strategic knowledge about and practical skills on matters related to international journal publication and  impact (including choosing journals; building ideas about, preparation and submission of journal manuscripts; dealing with peer review reports, and so on).

The 7-day workshop-writeshop took place at China Agricultural University in Beijing, China, from 1-7 July 2019 and included peer review discussions on participants’ draft journal manuscripts. In addition, it included sessions on key debates and literature in critical agrarian studies, as well as concepts in and practice of scholar-activism. The Writeshop facilitators included, among others, Prof  Ye Jingzhong, China Agricultural University, Beijing (China); Prof Ruth Hall, PLAAS, University of the Western Cape (South Africa); Prof Jun Borras, Journal of Peasant Studies, International Institute of Social Studies (The hague, Netherlands); and  Prof  Shapan Adnan, formerly of the National University of Singapore and Oxford.

After the workshop, participants will be in a better position to frame their work in relation to critical agrarian studies and think about international journal publications in the long-term, and finalize journal manuscripts in the short term. Several participants would be invited to submit manuscripts to JPS, and/or encouraged to submit to other major international journals.