Alisa Plant Appointed Director of Louisiana State University Press

Alisa Plant has been named director of the Louisiana State University Press and publisher of The Southern Review. Plant will assume her new duties as the seventh director of the press on March 4.

Most recently, Dr. Plant served as editor-in-chief of the University of Nebraska Press, a position she has held since 2015. Under her leadership, the press increased its annual output of titles by 35 percent. She previously worked in acquisitions at LSU Press for almost 10 years. Prior to that, she was an assistant editor at the Yale Center for Parliamentary History.

“I’m delighted to be coming back to Louisiana as director of LSU Press and publisher of The Southern Review,” Dr. Plant said. “Since 1935, LSU Press and TSR have published distinguished works of lasting scholarly and literary merit, and I’m honored and excited — with the aid of supremely talented colleagues — to carry on this tradition.”

Dr. Plant holds a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Kansas and a Ph.D. in history from Yale University.

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