Our Acquisitions Editors

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.

CONTACT: cullen[at]ubcpress.ca

BC Studies, Canadian History, Gender & Sexuality Studies, Indigenous Studies

SERIES: Brenda & David MacLeanFirst Nations Languages; Histories of Substance; Sexuality StudiesShared: 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.

CONTACT: schmidt[at]ubcpress.ca

Asian Studies, Diplomatic History, Law and Socio-Legal Studies, Military History, Political History, Political Science

C.D. Howe; Commmunication, Strategy, PoliticsContemporary Chineses Studies; Law and SocietyStudies 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.

CONTACT: macnevin[at]ubcpress.ca

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 | SocietySustainability and the Environment

Nadine Pedersen, Editor

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. Nadine acquires books for two of our trade imprints: Purich Books and On Campus. Nadine is passionate about working with authors to develop non-fiction manuscripts that highlight and address the needs of distinct communities of readers. She can be reached at pedersen[at]ubcpress.ca.

IMPRINTS: Purich Books and On Campus

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