About this Journal
New Area Studies is driven by an expansive and innovative vision of the discipline that speaks to the challenges and opportunities of the twenty-first century. Rooted in space, place and community, but moving beyond the traditional constraints of national boundaries, New Area Studies will explore the local, the global, and the spaces in between. Its mission is to provide an outlet for truly interdisciplinary, field-defining scholarship. Building on the work of the community of scholars who have reinvigorated the field in recent years, this journal will explore the ways in which our globalized world is still shaped by local issues and fully engage with its most pressing problems.