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Body Text is Haverford’s student-written, student-edited academic journal, sponsored by the Hurford Center for the Arts and Humanities.  The Body Text Editorial Board believes students' academic writing should travel beyond the classroom, through larger interdisciplinary circuits, and into the hands of the the student body. Each year, we solicit provocative essays of all lengths, with the aim of publishing the sharpest undergraduate scholarship by Haverford students working in the Humanities and Social Sciences.

Published alongside Body Text, Footnote is a biannual ’zine featuring essays, notes, drafts, and other detritus by the Body Text Editorial Board, celebrating all that is provisional, ephemeral, and ‘in-progress’ in academic writing.

Complete the Editorial Board application and email it to ; applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.


Sponsored by the Hurford Center for the Arts and Humanities

Ed Board Application:

If you are interested in becoming a member of the Editorial Board, send us responses to these questions and a short example of your own work:


  1. Why are you interested in becoming a member of the Body Text Editorial Board?

  2. What is your understanding of an academic journal? What can you imagine an academic journal might be?

  3. What formal elements are most important to your own writing? What would you look for in someone else's?

  4. Please describe any relevant experience for working on an editorial board.

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