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Founded in 1982, Peter Lang Publishing/USA is the North American division of the Peter Lang International Academic Publishing Group. The company, headquartered in downtown Manhattan, specializes in the publication of all scholarly book formats, including advanced textbooks for course adoption, research monographs, handbooks and major references, in social sciences and humanities. Our award-winning program is offered in both print and electronic format and in subjects such as media and communication, education, languages and literature, history, cultural studies, Black studies, gender studies, Latin American and Latino/a studies, Middle East studies, religion and theology, politics and international relations, business and economics and more.

The peer review process at Peter Lang is a vital aspect of the book submission and evaluation process, which ensures that the high standard of research submitted meets the standards set internationally within each subject. We engage in a 100% single and double blind refereeing process in which your proposal will be submitted to independent, scholarly experts within the relevant field for evaluation.

At Peter Lang Publishing/USA, we are looking at substantial expansion of our publishing program in size and scope, and we welcome your high quality, cutting-edge, interdisciplinary research projects.

Interested in publishing with us? Please have a look at our editorial staff biographies below and email the appropriate editor. If you do not see your specific subject listed, please get in touch with one of our editors and your materials will be sent to the appropriate person.


Patricia Mulrane Clayton
Executive Editor and Publisher

Patricia is Executive Editor and Publisher of Peter Lang Inc's Education list. She is interested in expanding our award-winning list with new series, projects and partnerships as well as leading OpenAccess in North America. Some areas of interest are race studies, diversity, digital literacy, curriculum design, emerging technologies, history, and STEM. Patricia has been with Peter Lang Inc. since 1997, most recently as North American Sales & Marketing Director. Prior to joining Peter Lang Inc, Patricia worked at Macmillan Library Reference and holds a B.A. in media studies from Wagner College.


Dr. Dani Green
Associate Acquisitions Editor

Dani Green holds a Ph.D. in English from the University of Notre Dame and is Associate Editor acquiring for Peter Lang Inc’s Education list. Dani is interested in continuing to develop the Education list’s inclusive, intersectional, and interdisciplinary scope with attention to equity and access. Some areas of interest include gender studies, race studies, social justice and anti-oppression work, curriculum design and pedagogy, LGBTQ+ and queer studies, and history of institutions.


Michael Gibson
Senior Acquisitions Editor

Michael Gibson is senior acquisitions editor in film and media studies and communications. Michael has been an acquisitions editor in the humanities and social sciences for twelves years and is a published academic and writer in film studies. He is interested in continuing and expanding the dynamic lists at Peter Lang in film and television studies, media theory and criticism, and communications studies of all kinds, particularly interdisciplinary works that engage media and communications across a range of vital spheres, such as culture, economics, environment, health, history, journalism, politics, and social ethics and formation.


Dr. Phil Dunshea
Acquisitions Editor (Area Studies: Humanities)

Philip Dunshea is Acquisitions Editor for the Humanities at Peter Lang, managing series on History, Literature, Culture and Religious Studies. Philip has an MA (Hons) in History from the University of St Andrews and an MPhil and PhD from the University of Cambridge. Newly arrived in North America from Scotland, he is based in Dundas, Ontario, Canada. Previous roles include Acquisitions Editor for History and the Social Sciences at Peter Lang.