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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.

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.

 

Sarah Bode

Acquisitions Editor

Email: Sarah.Bode@plang.com

Interests: STEM; queer studies; sports-, art-, and writing-education

Sarah E. Bode is the Editor for the Education list. Sarah has worked for Oxford University Press, most recently with the English Language Teaching division. She graduated with a Masters in Liberal Studies from University of North Carolina Wilmington, where she co-founded the academic interdisciplinary journal, Palaver. Sarah welcomes scholars with insightful and interdisciplinary approaches to education—policy, praxis, pedagogy, and more. Sarah is most interested in texts that challenge educational norms and highlight deficits in scholarship and philosophies.

Kathryn Harrison

Acquisitions Editor

Email: Kathryn.Harrison@plang.com

Interests: Cultural Communication, Digital Media, Gaming, Fandoms, Musicology, Theatre Performance, TV/Film analysis, and Pop Culture

Kathryn Harrison is the Acquisitions Editor for the Media/Communication and Performing Arts lists. 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 holds a Bachelor’s degree in Creative Writing from the New School. Kathryn welcomes scholars with a deep appreciation for theatre and music, along with the cultural influence of media and the changing climate of communications in the digital age. She is eager to publish books that will have a lasting effect on research as well as interdisciplinary projects that excite and stimulate academic conversations.

Kristin Purdy

Acquisitions Editor

Email: Kristin.Purdy@plang.com

Interests: Global economic development, gender politics, health policy and politics, American and European history and politics, science and society, environmental policy, African studies

Kristin Purdy is the Acquisitions Editor for the History, Politics, and Economics lists at Peter Lang. She has extensive acquisitions editorial experience in the humanities and social sciences with such publishers as Cambridge University Press, Palgrave Macmillan, and Taylor and Francis. Kristin has a master’s degree in history, and another in comparative social policy, both from Oxford University. She is actively seeking authors and editors who are committed to vigorously researched, interdisciplinary projects in the social sciences.

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

Assistant Editor / Assistant to the Senior Vice President

Email: Michelle.Smith@plang.com

Michelle is the Assistant Editor and works closely with the Senior Vice President to grow the Regional Studies list in Asian Studies, Latino Studies, and Middle Eastern Studies. She earned a Master of Arts in World History from New York University.

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.

Megan Madden

Editorial Assistant

Email: Megan.Madden@plang.com

Megan is the editorial assistant for the Education list and holds a degree from Sarah Lawrence College, where they studied comparative literature, politics and poetry. Megan is a published poet and works on collaborative poetry projects.