Timothy Mennel

Timothy Mennel

Senior Editor

E-mail: tmennel@uchicago.edu

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 acquire scholarly and trade books in American and transnational history, including social, political, architectural, and cultural. Chicago’s lists in these areas range from early America to the twenty-first century and have recently featured Harlem: The Unmaking of a Ghetto, Planning the Home Front: Building Bombers and Communities at Willow Run, Fire Under the Ashes: An Atlantic History of the English Revolution, and The Body of Faith: A Biological History of Religion in America.
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 Chicago’s Historic Hyde Park.
I came to the Press in 2013, having held editorial positions at the American Planning Association, Random House Adult Trade, the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Artforum/Bookforum, and Princeton University Press. I have been a consultant to the Rockefeller Foundation, the Museum of the City of New York, the Queens Museum, and the National Association for Olmsted Parks. I hold a BA in English from Carleton College and a PhD in Geography from the University of Minnesota.

I am ably assisted by editorial associate Nora Devlin.


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