Introducing our new Senior Editor Holly Tyler
I am very pleased to introduce myself as the Senior Editor for Human Geography, Anthropology and Cultural Studies here at RLI.
The list is at a very exciting turning point – I will be taking the foundations of the Cultural Studies programme built up by Martina O’Sullivan over a number of years and taking it in new disciplinary directions. RLI has a long standing dedication to publishing books that transcend disciplinary boundaries, and I am delighted to be embodying this commitment on my programme.
Maintaining the existing list foundations will be key. The strengths we have in Asian Cultural Studies, Migration Studies, Radical and Critical Cultural Studies, Protest and Social Movements are a core part of our brand identity and heritage, and will continue to be front and centre of programme development.
From this foundation, my role will also entail creative expansion of the list in to Human Geography and Anthropology, particularly the cultural and social dimensions of these disciplines. I will be looking to develop cross-disciplinary thematic collections of books which examine the key issues and challenges facing our contemporary society: gender and sexuality, health, social justice and inequality, natural resources, climate change, race, ethnicity and religion, and development. I’m really looking forward to seeking out books that break down boundaries, and which showcase the thought-leading, critical and socially-engaged research being produced around the world.
Prior to my appointment here, I worked for six years at Palgrave Macmillan. My last role involved the overseeing of the growth of three disciplines within the social sciences, so I am hoping that I will bring my experience and enthusiasm in this regard to bear fruit here at Rowman and Littlefield International.
I will be hitting the road a lot in my first year, attending campus visits whenever possible and heading to key events in my areas, including the American Association of Geographers conference in Boston, MA, in April, the Cultural Studies Association (CSA) Conference in May, and the American Anthropological Association meeting in November, plus many more.
I would be delighted to hear from anyone with an interest in my disciplines, and to discuss ideas for future projects. Please feel to drop me a line: [email protected].