Meet our Editors
I acquire books in history and politics, with a special focus on American history and politics across five centuries. I also oversee series on Early Modern German and on Southern African history and my portfolio includes academic and trade books on the history and culture of Virginia. As a transnational historian by training, I am excited about manuscripts that put historical developments in broad temporal and geographic contexts and particularly welcome examinations of Americans’ experiences and legacies abroad.
I acquire books on the early modern and Enlightenment periods, the history of science, the environmental humanities, and contemporary culture. My list is unified by a focus on interdisciplinary projects as well as those that address issues of race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, and disability to advance our understanding of both human diversity and the complex history of marginalization.
I hold a B.A. in English literature from Vanderbilt University and an M.F.A. in creative writing (poetry) from the University of Virginia. Prior to joining UVA Press in 2004, I worked for InteLex Corporation, a pioneer in humanities electronic publishing.
I acquire books covering a range of subjects, from architecture/architectural history to urban design (including our Midcentury series), as well as projects surveying history, art, folklore, nature and the environment, music, and other areas of general interest throughout Virginia and the region for our new imprint, Rivanna Books. I received a BA in sociology and anthropology from Gettysburg College and an MA in anthropology from the University of Virginia, and my list reflects admittedly wide-ranging and eclectic interests. I started my career in scholarly reference at Oxford University Press, where I was a principal editor for the Buildings of the United States, a collaborative venture with the Society of Architectural Historians that has continued to this day, with the series and SAH Archipedia, the online encyclopedia of American architecture, now a principal part of UVA Press’s publishing program.