Subjects: American history; Chicago and other regional publishing
Series: American Beginnings, 1500-1900 Chicago Architecture and Urbanism; Chicago History of American Religion; Chicago Visions and Revisions; Historical Studies of Urban America
I came to the Press in 2013 from the American Planning Association, where I directed the Planners Press imprint. Previously, I held editorial positions at Random House, the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Artforum/Bookforum, and Princeton University Press.
I acquire scholarly and trade books in American and transnational history, including social, political, intellectual, and cultural. Chicago’s list in these areas ranges from early America to the twenty-first century and has recently featured Segregation: A Global History of Divided Cities, The Human Shore: Seacoasts in History, and Conceived in Doubt: Religion and Politics in the New American Nation.
In addition, I acquire and commission nonfiction of all sorts related to the history, culture, and people of Chicago. Recent highlights include First Son: The Biography of Richard M. Daley, Hack: Stories from a Chicago Cab, and You Were Never in Chicago.
I did my undergraduate work in English at Carleton College, and I hold a Ph.D. in Geography from the University of Minnesota.
I am ably assisted by editorial associate Russell Damian.