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When: 9:00 a.m. Friday, February 11, 2022
Where: Online. Register for this webinar.
You’ve made it through your PhD and have a dissertation poised to become your first book. Congratulations! But how to make that transformation happen? What needs to change, to ensure your manuscript takes on the look and feel of a book rather than a dissertation? What should your proposal address, and what are the steps after that? And especially challenging for area specialists: how can you ensure your book both meets disciplinary (or inter/cross-disciplinary) norms, including checking the relevant boxes for tenure and promotion in your department, and appeals to area-studies audiences or to readers in the region? In this panel, we will hear best practices and tips from two editors with academic presses, as well as insights from two recent dissertation-book authors.
- Sarah Grossman Acquisitions Editor, Cornell University Press
- Dorothea Schaefter Senior Editor for Asian Studies, Routledge Publishers (UK)
- Benjamin Tausig Associate Professor of Music, Stony Brook University, SUNY
- Martina Nguyen Associate Professor of History, Baruch College, CUNY
- Nerve V. Macaspac Assistant Professor of Political Science and Global Affairs, College of Staten Island, CUNY
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