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Dissertation to Book: A Conversation with Two Editors

photos of Gita Manaktala, Ken Wissoker, and Christine Folch
Thursday, March 28, 2024
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Gita Manaktala, Ken Wissoker, and Christine Folch

How should a scholar think about subject, tone, length, and audience in revising their dissertation into a first book? What are the most important elements of a book proposal, and how should new authors approach editors? How are second books different? In an interview-style format, executive editors from two distinguished university presses will offer advice about the process, challenges, and possibilities of writing and publishing scholarly books. Reception follows at 5:00 P.M. Free of charge and open to the public.

Gita Manaktala, Executive Editor at Large, MIT Press
Ken Wissoker, Senior Executive Editor at Duke University Press and Director, Intellectual Publics, The Graduate Center at CUNY
Christine Folch, Bacca Foundation Associate Professor of Cultural Anthropology, Duke University

Hosted by the Publishing Humanities Initiative, John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute.
Co-sponsored by the Graduate School, Faculty Advancement, and the Faculty Write program.


Contact: Sylvia Miller