Ilene Kalish

Ilene Kalish acquires books in the areas of sociology, criminology, politics, and women’s studies. With over fifteen years of experience in academic publishing, she has published books for the general reader as well as for the scholarly and professional reader. The books on her list are generally focused on issues of social justice, inequality, and current events.

Her books have won over twenty-five academic awards, including the American Society of Criminology Michael J. Hindelang Award for the Most Outstanding Contribution to Research in Criminology (the discipline’s highest honor); the Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship Book Award from the American Sociological Association’s Race, Gender, & Class Sectionthe Sex & Gender Section, and the Sociology of Sexualities Section (ii); the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences’ Outstanding Book Award; the Association for Jewish Studies Jordan Schnitzer Book Award; the American Anthropological Association’s Ruth Benedict Award; the North American Society for the Study of Sport’s Best Book Award; and the Distinguished Book Award from the American Psychological Association’s 44th Division (the Society for the Psychological Study of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Issues).

Prior to joining NYU Press, she was an editor at Routledge and Prentice Hall. She received a BA from Syracuse University as well as a Masters of Arts in English from Syracuse University.

Read Ilene’s piece “Great books aren’t written, they’re re-written” (originally published in Contexts) on our blog here.

Series: Alternative CriminologyBiopoliticsGender and Political ViolenceIntersectionsNew Perspectives in Crime, Deviance and LawPossible Futures (co-published with the Social Science Research Council) Intersections;Latino/a Soc;Juvenile Justice;Animals in Context

Recent Books Include: Beyond TransLGBTQ PoliticsSkateboard LACitizens but Not AmericansWhat Works for Women at Work