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

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.

 

Meagan Simpson

Acquisitions Editor

Email: Meagan.Simpson@plang.com

Interests: Narrative Theory, Ecocriticism, Disability Studies, HPS

 

Meagan is Acquisitions Editor for the Humanities List. 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 religion. Most recently, she was Managing Editor of Nineteenth-Century Contexts: An Interdisciplinary Journal produced by Taylor & Francis. Meagan welcomes scholars with innovative and impactful projects to submit proposals for research monographs, edited collections, multi-volume series, handbooks, reference texts, and textbooks.

 

 

Emma Clarke

Acquisitions Editor

Email: E.Clarke@peterlang.com

 

Emma is Associate Commissioning Editor for the Latin American list, based in Mexico. She is a graduate of the University of Southampton, UK, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in French and Spanish. Having started her Peter Lang career at the Oxford office, she is excited to join the New York office and help to extend the company's reach into Latin America. She welcomes original proposals for scholarly monographs and edited collections in either English, Spanish or Portuguese.

 

Michelle Smith

Associate Editor

Email: Michelle.Smith@plang.com

 

Michelle Smith is the Associate 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.

 

Patricia Mulrane Clayton

Executive Editor and Publisher

Email: PattyM@plang.com

 

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. 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 in the editorial department at Macmillan Library Reference and holds a B.A. in print media from Wagner College.

 

Erika Hendrix

Associate Editor

Email: Erika.Hendrix@plang.com

 

Erika is Associate 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.

 

Rachel Raiola

Editorial Assistant

Email: Rachel.Raiola@plang.com

 

Rachel is the editorial assistant for the Regional Studies list. She is a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College, where she studied mostly creative writing, literature, and US history.  

 

Monica Baum

Editorial Assistant

Email: Monica.Baum@plang.com

 

Monica is the editorial assistant for the Education list. She earned a B.A in English and gender studies from Muhlenberg College, and is a graduate of the Columbia Publishing Course.

 

Liam McLean

Editorial Assistant

Email: Liam.McLean@plang.com

 

Liam is the editorial assistant for the Humanities and Media, Communication, & Performing Arts lists. He is a graduate of Oberlin College, where he studied creative writing and cultural anthropology.