Associate Director & Editor-in-Chief
American Studies, Culture/Literature/Media, American Cultural Historyeric.email@example.comRead more
Eric Zinner publishes scholarship in American studies, cultural studies, literary criticism, media studies, communication, and American cultural history.
His books have won multiple National Jewish Book Awards (2009 in Jewish Studies; 2009 finalist in Jewish Studies; 2006 in Modern Jewish Thought), the American Book Award, two Katherine Singer Kovács Book Awards (highest prize in cinema and media studies) (i ; ii ), the Alan Merriam Prize (highest prize in ethnomusicology), the best first book prizes of the Modern Language Association and the American Studies Association (i ; ii ), the Saul Viener Prize (best work American Jewish history), and the Lambda Literary Award in LGBT Studies, along with numerous additional prizes.
Read an interview with him at The Minnesota Review.
Series: America and the Long 19th Century; American History and Culture; Children and Youth in America; Critical Cultural Communication; Cultural Front; The Goldstein-Goren Series in American Jewish History; Nation of Nations; Postmillenial Pop; Sexual Cultures
Sociology, Criminology, Politics, Women's Studiesilene.firstname.lastname@example.orgRead more
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 Section, the Sex & Gender Section, and the Sociology of Sexualities Section (i ; 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.
Series: Alternative Criminology; Biopolitics; Gender and Political Violence; Intersections; New Perspectives in Crime, Deviance and Law; Possible Futures (co-published with the Social Science Research Council)
Religion, Psychology, Anthropologyjennifer.email@example.comRead more
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.
History, Lawclara.firstname.lastname@example.orgRead more
Clara acquires in history with a special focus on race, gender, and sexuality in the United States and with a new emphasis on early American history. She also acquires in law where her focus is constitutional law; criminal law; immigration law; law and society; and legal history. Clara evaluates submissions in a variety of disciplines and commission projects directly from scholars.
Series: The Charles Hamilton Houston Institute Series on Race and Justice; Citizenship and Migration in the Americas; Culture, Labor, History; Early American Places; Families, Law, and Society; Warfare and Culture
Media Studies, Cultural Communication, New Yorkalicia.email@example.comRead moreAlicia Nadkarni acquires in the humanities with a focus on media studies, cultural communication, and New York and the region. Prior to joining NYU Press, she worked in both acquisitions and production at Rutgers University Press. She did her undergraduate work at Rutgers University and received a Masters of Arts from Columbia University.
Politics, International Affairsmaryam.firstname.lastname@example.orgRead moreMaryam Arain acquires in the social sciences, focusing on politics and international affairs. Maryam did her undergraduate work at Dartmouth College in history, African and African American studies, and gender studies, and completed her graduate work in postcolonial studies at the University of London’s School of Oriental and African Studies. Before coming to NYU Press, she worked at Duke University Press and Oxford University Press’s offices in Karachi, Pakistan.