Timothy Mennel

Timothy Mennel

Executive Editor

E-mail: tmennel@uchicago.edu
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 acquire books in US history and Chicago-area studies, with a special interest in ambitious trade histories and biographies, such as Pamela Bannos's Vivian Maier: A Photographer's Life and Afterlife; Hendrik Meijer's Arthur Vandenberg; Julia Mickenberg’s American Girls in Red Russia; and Andrew Hartman’s A War for the Soul of America. Other recent or forthcoming trade titles include Dr. David A. Ansell’s The Death Gap; Aaron B. O’Connell’s Our Latest Longest War, Sam Rosenfeld's The Polarizers; and Daegan Miller's This Radical Land.


The Press has particular strengths in urban, political, cultural, and intellectual history, reflected recently by N.D.B. Connolly’s A World More Concrete, Peter James Hudson’s Bankers and Empire, Gautham Rao’s National Duties, Nancy H. Kwak’s A World of Homeowners, and Daniel Abramson’s Obsolescence.


Recent additions to our regional list include R. J. Nelson’s Dirty Waters; Dominic Pacyga’s Slaughterhouse; Big Bosses, edited by Robin F. Bachin; and Rachel Weber’s From Boom to Bubble.


Before joining the Press in 2013, I held editorial positions at the American Planning Association, Random House Adult Trade, Artforum/Bookforum, and Princeton University Press. I have been a consultant to the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, the Rockefeller Foundation, the Queens Museum, and other institutions. I hold a BA from Carleton College and a PhD in geography from the University of Minnesota.

I am fortunate to have the help of editorial associate Rachel Kelly. We welcome inquiries from literary agents.
Vivian Maier: A Photographer’s Life and Afterlife
A Photographer’s Life and Afterlife
Pamela Bannos
The Death Gap: How Inequality Kills
How Inequality Kills
David A. Ansell, MD
This Radical Land: A Natural History of American Dissent
A Natural History of American Dissent
Daegan Miller
Bankers and Empire: How Wall Street Colonized the Caribbean
How Wall Street Colonized the Caribbean
Peter James Hudson


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