I am editor in chief at University of Texas Press and acquire in several fields including history, American studies, and Black studies. Previously, I was senior acquisitions editor at University of Illinois Press, where I started as an assistant in 2011. My university press publishing experience began in 2004 with an internship at University of Arizona Press.


MA English, Arizona State University

Scholarly Publishing Graduate Certificate, Arizona State University

BA English, University of Arizona


Book. 100 Years of Women’s Suffrage: A University of Illinois Press Anthology. Comp. University of Illinois Press, 2019.

Interview. “On Writing the Book Proposal.” By Keisha Blain. Black Perspectives. March 27, 2017.

Article. “The Scholarly Publishing Situation in Romania: A Caste Study of Press Operations and Scholarly Publishing Operations.” Connections: European Studies Annual Review. 6 (2010): 46-51.

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