Our editors are known for working closely with authors from initial idea through peer review and book production to develop books of the highest quality in a timely manner. It is important to us that our authors find the experience of working with the Press positive and rewarding.
Darcy Cullen, Assistant Director, Acquisitions (Vancouver)
The Assistant Director, Acquisitions, Darcy Cullen oversees the direction of UBC Press’s editorial department and acquires manuscripts across a wide range of disciplines. She has written about the collaborative nature of publishing in Editors, Scholars, and the Social Text, and is an ardent supporter of new modes of book publishing that take into account digital, networked, and collaborative scholarship. She is Principal Investigator for an initiative funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to develop a platform for media-rich, interactive books in Indigenous studies.
SUBJECTS: BC Studies, Canadian History, Gender & Sexuality Studies, Indigenous Studies
SERIES: Brenda & David MacLean; First Nations Languages; Histories of Substance; Sexuality Studies; Shared: Public & Oral History; Women & Indigenous Studies
Randy Schmidt, Senior Editor (Kelowna)
Since starting at UBC Press in 1996, Randy Schmidt has been a driving force within the acquisitions department. During that time, he has helped guide hundreds of books from the proposal stage though peer review and into production. Along the way, he coordinated the launch of several well-respected series, including Law and Society and Nature | History | Society, and most recently he established the series Landmark Cases in Canadian Law. Randy's editorial approach is simple: find good manuscripts, shepherd them to publication in a timely manner, and make authors happy.
SUBJECTS: Asian Studies, Diplomatic History, Law and Socio-Legal Studies, Military History, Political History, Political Science
SERIES: C.D. Howe; Commmunication, Strategy, Politics; Contemporary Chineses Studies; Law and Society; Studies in Canadian Military History
James MacNevin, Senior Editor (Toronto)
James MacNevin has a diverse background in book publishing. He began his career in 2001 working for independent trade publishers and later moved into textbook publishing and finally into scholarly publishing—a trajectory that has left him with an appreciation for many varieties of research and writing, and for works that speak to multiple audiences. As an editor, he enjoys collaborating with authors to bring new scholarship to the fore.
SUBJECTS: Communications & Media Studies, Environmental History, Environmental and Resource Studies, Health and Food Studies, Sociology, Transnational and Multicultural Studies, Urban Studies and Planning
SERIES: Disability, Culture, and Politics; Nature | History | Society; Sustainability and the Environment
Nadine Pedersen, Editorial Coordinator
Nadine Pedersen brings over ten years’ experience in trade and educational publishing to her role at UBC Press, including as a substantive book editor, production manager, and managing editor. A consummate juggler, she supports the work of the acquisitions department, is a conduit for information between authors and UBC Press staff, and is involved in preliminary promotional and fundraising activities. She can be reached at pedersen[at]ubcpress.ca.
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