Henry Louis Gates, Jr., publisher of Transition, along with K. Anthony Appiah, said, "These three Editors have done a tremendous job of curating exciting and unique content from and about the continent of Africa and the global black diaspora, as well as remarkably enhancing the quality of the visual product. Under their direction the journal has flourished."
Shelby, who has been with the journal since 2007 (as co-editor with F. Abiola Irele until 2010), said, "It has been a great honor to serve as an Editor of Transition and a pure delight to work with Glenda Carpio and Vincent Brown. We are all thrilled that our colleague Alejandro de la Fuente is taking the reigns, as we know he has the vision, energy, and commitment to take our beloved magazine to even greater heights."
De la Fuente is the Robert Woods Bliss Professor of Latin American History and Economics and professor of African and African American Studies and of history at Harvard. He has recently joined the Hutchins Center as the director of the Afro-Latin American Research Institute. He will assume the Editorship of Transition starting with issue #116.
For more information about his appointment, please see the recent article on TheRoot.com.