Michigan State University Press publishes scholarly books in African studies, animal studies, anthropology, architectural history, criminal justice, critical contemporary issues, cultural history and humanities, environmental and natural resources studies, European history from the nineteenth century to the present, higher education, Latinx history and contemporary issues, Michigan and Great Lakes history and politics, mimetic studies, Native American history and culture, rhetoric, urban studies, and U.S. history, as well as general audience books on Great Lakes history and culture.
For some of these areas, authors will need to contact acquisitions editors. For others, the first contact will be the series editor. Please contact the following acquisitions editors directly if you are interested in publishing in their areas.
Assistant director and editor-in-chief Catherine Cocks acquires projects in:
- U.S. history
- Great Lakes studies and regional history
- Environmental and natural resources studies
- Native American and Indigenous studies
- Criminal justice
- Contemporary social issues
She also works with the series editors for American Indian Studies; Breakthroughs in Mimetic Theory; Discovering the Peoples of Michigan; Papers of the Algonquian Conference; Rhetoric and Public Affairs; Studies in Violence, Mimesis, and Culture; Transformations in Higher Education; US‒China Relations in the Age of Globalization; and the Makwa Enewed imprint.
Acquisitions editor Caitlin Tyler-Richards acquires projects in:
- African studies
- African diaspora studies
- African American studies
- Digital humanities
She also works with the series editors for African Humanities and the Arts; African History and Culture; and Ruth Simms Hamilton African Diaspora.
Director Gabriel Dotto acquires projects in
- Architectural history
- Cultural history and humanities
- European history from the nineteenth century to the present
- Urban studies
- Transportation history
He also works with the series editors for Latinos in the United States; The Animal Turn; and the Wheelbarrow Books imprint.
If you have projects in the following areas, please contact the series editors directly:
- For projects on American Indian and Indigenous peoples, see the American Indian Studies series.
- For projects on animal studies, see The Animal Turn series.
- For projects on mimetic studies, see the Breakthroughs in Mimetic Theory and Studies in Violence, Mimesis, and Culture series.
- For projects on Latinx history and contemporary issues, see the Latinos in the United States series.
- For projects on rhetoric, see the Rhetoric and Public Affairs series.
- For projects on higher education, see the Transformations in Higher Education series.
- For projects on relations between the United States and China, see the US‒China Relations in the Age of Globalization series.