Editing an academic journal as a faculty member can be enormous fun: you get to champion innovative research, foster the work of new scholars, and shape the future of your field. You also have the opportunity to make a real difference in how scholarly knowledge is created and valued.
As interdisciplinary scholars and professional editors know, writing and publishing decisions are deeply political. They can either reinforce or challenge the power dynamics at work in whose voices are heard, whose desires are privileged, and whose worldviews are made into norms.
Over on the Ideas on Fire site, I have a new article on how faculty journal editors in particular can use their journal style guide to help build more just worlds.