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Diversity and Scholarly Publishing: Talk & Roundtable

Niko Pfund in front of the Oxford University Press offices in New York
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Wednesday, October 17, 2018
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3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Niko Pfund, President and Academic Publisher, Oxford University Press USA, with Kamela Hayward-Rotimi, Distinguished Visiting Research Scholar at the Center for African and African-American Research, Adriane Lentz-Smith, Professor of History, and Gisela Fosado, Editor, Duke University Press

What are the challenges for scholarly publishing in the humanities and social sciences in the context of today's shrinking library budgets and the continued publish-or-perish demands of academia? How does the largest university press in the world steer its publishing strategy to influence positive change and continue to succeed as a self-sustaining nonprofit business? Niko Pfund, President and Academic Publisher of Oxford University Press USA will provide an overview of what every aspiring author of serious non-fiction should know, with a particular emphasis on the industry's and Oxford's diversity initiatives in the context of the scholarly publishing industry today.

Following Pfund's talk, faculty members Kamela Hayward-Rotimi and Adriane Lentz-Smith, and Duke University Press editor Gisela Fosado will share their perspectives on diversity and publishing and engage Pfund and the audience in conversation.

All are welcome. (Especially geared toward faculty and graduate students.)
Reception to follow. Follow this link to register (this will help us plan the reception):

3:00 P.M. Talk by Niko Pfund + Q&A
3:45 P.M. Roundtable
5:00 P.M. Reception

Contact: Sylvia Miller