The New Editorial Director of Duke University Press

Gisela de la Concepción Fosado has been named editorial director of Duke University Press. Once an undocumented immigrant, Dr. Fosado will be the first Latinx editorial director of Duke University Press

Dr. Fosado has been with Duke University Press since 2010, acquiring books in a wide range of areas in the humanities and social sciences, including anthropology, sociology, American and Atlantic World history, gender and sexuality studies, race and ethnicity, African American and Africana studies, environmental studies, and Latin American and Latinx studies. She has acquired both award-winning monographs and bestselling general interest titles for the press. Before coming to the press, she served as the associate director for the Barnard Center for Research on Women in New York City.

“Being entrusted to lead books acquisitions at Duke University Press, and to build upon the bold and urgent work done by those before me, is the greatest honor of my life,” Dr. Fosado said. “Everything I know about publishing I learned through my brilliant, generous, and hard-working colleagues at the press. I look forward to many more years of learning and collaboration.”

Dr. Fosado holds a bachelor’s degree from Princeton University and a Ph.D. in cultural anthropology and a certificate in women’s studies from the University of Michigan.

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