New York

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.


Dr. Farideh Koohi-Kamali
Senior Vice President and Global Head Editorial - US/UK/RoW

Interests: Politics and International Relations, Middle East, Latin America and Asia

Farideh is Senior Vice President of Peter Lang Publishing/USA in New York. She has a D. Phil in politics and governance from Oxford University with a long tenure in academic publishing, most recently as Editorial Director of New Market Development at Palgrave Macmillan/SpringerNature. She is also Adjunct Professor of Middle Eastern studies at the New School University. Farideh is looking not only to grow Peter Lang’s program by publishing original, peer reviewed scholarly books and forming new book series, but also by establishing partnerships with prestigious research institutions. Her vision is to work closely with the scholarly community around the globe and offer services that help scholars with their research and teaching. Her areas of focus are politics and international relations, with special emphasis on the Middle East, Latin America and Asian/Central Asia.


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. Meagan Simpson
Acquisitions Editor

Interests: Literary Criticism, Theology & Religious Studies, Gender Studies, History, and Philosophy

Meagan is Acquisitions Editor for the Humanities List. She earned her PhD in English from the University of Notre Dame. In addition to her primary research in nineteenth-century British literature, she also specializes in fictionality, gender studies, and religion. She has taught courses on literature, interdisciplinary gender studies, and argumentation. Prior to joining Peter Lang, she was Managing Editor of Nineteenth-Century Contexts: An Interdisciplinary Journal produced by Taylor & Francis. Meagan welcomes proposals for research monographs, edited collections, textbooks, and Open Access.


Dr. Erika Hendrix
Acquisitions Editor

Erika is Acquisitions Editor for the Media, Communication, and Performing Arts list. She earned her doctorate at New York University, where she specialized in French cinema and later taught undergraduate courses in French language, literature, and contemporary French society as a postdoctorate fellow. She is interested in film and television studies (in particular, film theory, film history, star studies, and reception theory), as well as interdisciplinary fields such as feminist studies, cultural studies, and the study of mass media. Erika welcomes proposals for monographs, edited collections, scholarly books for course adoption, and series.


Michelle Smith
Acquisitions Editor

Michelle Smith is the Acquisitions Editor for the Politics, International Relations, and Economics lists at Peter Lang. She earned a Master of Arts from New York University and she is actively seeking authors and editors who are committed to vigorously researched, interdisciplinary projects.


Na Lo

Na Li
Commissioning Editor (China)

Na Li is currently focusing on the development of our publishing programme in China, which seeks to present a broad range of scholarly works about China as an academic subject (from premodern to contemporary), as well as to showcase representative research in the field of humanities and social sciences produced by authors from within China (including translation projects). Na began her career in academic publishing following her postgraduate studies in comparative literature and Asian studies. Alongside her position as Commissioning Editor, she is pursuing a Doctorate in Chinese studies, specializing in Chinese history and religious culture. She welcomes book and series proposals on all subject areas concerning not only China, but also East Asia more broadly.