Acquisitions Editors and Areas

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
  • Anthropology
  • 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:

Proposal Guidelines
Current Authors
Series pages