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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.


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 (Area Studies: Asia & the Middle East)

Na Li is focusing on the development of our publishing programme of Area Studies, which includes publications of studies on the areas in Asia and the Middle East (incl. North Africa). The program seeks to present a broad range of scholarly works about these regions 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 countries of these regions. 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 Asia and the Middle East (incl. North Africa), either on a specific country and culture or from a comparative and interdisciplinary perspective.