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

Email: Farideh.Koohi@plang.com

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.

Meagan Simpson

Acquisitions Editor

Email: Meagan.Simpson@plang.com

Meagan is Acquisitions Editor for the Humanities List with Peter Lang Publishing in New York. She is currently a PhD candidate in English at the University of Notre Dame, set to defend her dissertation in the coming months. In addition to her primary research in nineteenth-century British literature, she also specializes in narrative theory, gender studies, and epistemology. She has taught courses on writing and rhetoric, interdisciplinary gender studies, and literature. Most recently, she was Managing Editor of Nineteenth-Century Contexts: An Interdisciplinary Journal produced by Taylor & Francis. As Acquisitions Editor for Peter Lang, she acquires scholarly books in the humanities, particularly in literature, history, and religion. She welcomes scholars with innovative and impactful projects to submit proposals for research monographs, edited collections, multi-volume series, handbooks, reference texts, and textbooks.

Sarah Bode

Acquisitions Editor

Email: Sarah.Bode@plang.com

Sarah E. Bode is the Editor for the Education list based in New York. Sarah has worked for Oxford University Press, most recently with the English Language Teaching division doing print and digital marketing for the American market. She graduated with a Masters in Liberal Studies from University of North Carolina Wilmington, where she co-founded the academic interdisciplinary journal, Palaver. Her creative work has been published in Under the Gum Tree, Cigale Literary Magazine, Five Quarterly, and Cahoots Magazine (along with various articles found in the first folds of Palaver).

Kathryn Harrison

Acquisitions Editor

Email: Kathryn.Harrison@plang.com

Kathryn Harrison is the Acquisitions Editor for the Media/Communication and Performing Arts lists at Peter Lang. She studied music performance at Blair School of Music at Vanderbilt University and acting at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City. She also holds a Bachelor’s degree in writing from the New School. She has worked for the past two years in educational publishing, and comes to Peter Lang eager and excited to seek new authors and projects to expand the already prestigious Media and Communications list, as well as to help develop the Performing Arts list. She is actively seeking authors who are as knowledgeable as they are excited about their projects.

Tim Swenarton

Editorial Assistant

Email: Timothy.Swenarton@plang.com

Tim Swenarton is the Editorial Assistant for our award-winning Education list, which includes monographs, edited collections, handbooks and reference books. He is a graduate of Ithaca College with a Bachelor of Arts in Writing.

Michael Doub

Editorial Assistant

Email: Michael.Doub@plang.com

Michael is EA for the media and communication and humanities list. He is a graduate of Northeastern University in Boston, MA, with a Bachelor of Science in psychology and a Bachelor of Arts in journalism.