American Studies Association 2021
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The University of Virginia Press publishes over seventy books a year across the humanities and social sciences. With special concentrations in American history, African American studies, literature, ecocriticism, architecture, and regional books, UVA Press is committed to rigorous scholarship, beautiful design, and diverse intellectual inquiry. Our digital imprint, ROTUNDA, publishes original digital scholarship and newly digitized critical and documentary editions in American history, architecture, literature, and culture.

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Meet our Editors

Eric Brandt   -  Editor in Chief and Humanities Editor

I acquire books in literature, culture, and religious studies. In literature and culture, I have a special focus on American literature, African American studies, Caribbean literature, and Victorian culture. In religious studies, I am particularly interested in social scientific studies of religious experience, whether American or Asian. I also oversee the CARAF translation series of books by renowned francophone Caribbean and African authors.

I earned my A.B. from Wabash College, an A.M.R.S. from the University of Chicago Divinity School, and a Ph.D. from Columbia University. I have taught humanities courses at five different universities. Half of my publishing career has been spent working for major trade houses such as HarperCollins, Macmillan, and Basic Books, and the other half at Columbia, Yale, and Stanford university presses.

Angie Hogan   -  Acquiring Editor, 18th-Century Studies

I acquire books on the early modern and Enlightenment periods, the history of science, the environmental humanities, and contemporary culture. My list is unified by a focus on interdisciplinary projects as well as those that address issues of race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, and disability to advance our understanding of both human diversity and the complex history of marginalization. 

I hold a B.A. in English literature from Vanderbilt University and an M.F.A. in creative writing (poetry) from the University of Virginia. Prior to joining UVA Press in 2004, I worked for InteLex Corporation, a pioneer in humanities electronic publishing.

Nadine Zimmerli   -  Editor, History and Social Sciences

I acquire books in history and the social sciences, with a special focus on American history and politics across five centuries. I also oversee series on Early Modern German and on Southern African history and my portfolio includes academic and trade books on the history and culture of Virginia. As a transnational historian by training, I am excited about manuscripts that put historical developments in broad temporal and geographic contexts and particularly welcome examinations of Americans’ experiences and legacies abroad.

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