Susan Bielstein

Executive Editor

E-mail: sbielstein@press.uchicago.edu
Subjects: Art; architecture; ancient archeology; classics
Series: Cinema and Modernity, Culture Trails: Adventures in Travel, Project Tango: Artists and Writers Together

 

 

Because the fields I cover are methodologically diverse, I am willing to go in almost any direction to find the most original books. This includes a healthy respect for work that is cross-disciplinary. I enjoy working with scholars, artists, and writers in equal measure. In a given season one might find a specialized volume about the evolving discourse of brain science and the arts alongside a popular history of armchair travel. Some recent acquisitions include Diller Scofidio + Renfro: Architecture after Images, by Edward Dimendberg; What Soldiers Do: Sex and the American GI in World War II France, by Mary Louise Roberts; and Socrates and the Jews, by Miriam Leonard.

In ancient studies, I am particularly interested in processes of transculturation and in disciplinary critique.   In spare moments, I edit a series of travel books titled Culture Trails: Adventures in Travel. And I am always on the hunt for superb works of literary nonfiction, Nixon at the Movies and Nocturne: A Journey in Search of Moonlight, being two examples.
 
For years, the Books Division’s illustrations editor, Anthony Burton, has been my collaborator.


 

Full List of Editors

Info & Services