Priya Nelson

Priya Nelson

Associate Editor

Subjects: Anthropology, Asian Studies

I acquire new books and translations in anthropology and Asian studies. In anthropology, books that blend ethnography, history, and critique fit particularly well with our longstanding, theoretically sophisticated list. My interests in Asian studies are modern social and political history, transnational Asian studies, the history of ideas, and works of broad historiographical significance. Recent highlights include Behold the Black Caiman, Poverty and the Quest for Life, Ghetto at the Center of the World, The Invention of Religion in Japan, Remaking Beijing: Tiananmen Square and the Creation of a Political Space, and The Religious Question in Modern China. I joined the Press in 2011 after receiving a B.A. from the University of Chicago and an M.A. from the University of Texas at Austin.

Editorial Associate Ellen Kladky is my able assistant.

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