Jennifer Hammer acquires books in religion, anthropology, and psychology. She joined NYU Press in 1992 as an intern directly out of college, and has continued her trajectory within the acquisitions editorial department over the past 2+ decades.. Jennifer received a BA from Wesleyan University (Middletown, CT) in Philosophy (Phi Beta Kappa) and a MA in gender studies and feminist theory at The New School for Social Research.
Within religious studies, Jennifer is most interested in projects relating to religion in American culture, history, and politics, as well as the sociology of religion. Jennifer is especially excited about works on American Catholicism. Also core to the religion publishing program are works relating to immigration, race, and ethnicity, Jewish studies, secular studies, and American Protestantism.
The anthropology list at NYU Press focuses on medical anthropology, anthropology and the environment, immigration and race/ethnic issues, and the anthropology of religion.
The publishing program in psychology focuses on psychology at the intersection of crime, law, and the justice system.
Series: North American Religions; Religion, Race, and Ethnicity; Religion and Social Transformation; Secular Studies; Social Transformations in American Anthropology; Anthropologies of American Medicine: Culture, Power, and Practice; and the Psychology and Crime Series.