The UCLA Humanities Editor-in-Residence series, the brainchild of Professor Nina Eidsheim working closely with Barbara Van Nostrand, is designed to offer an opportunity for graduate students and faculty to gain familiarity and practical insights into the monograph process. The invited distinguished fellow will give a presentation on the book proposal process open to the UCLA community before consulting faculty and students from the Humanities, UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music, and Center for Performance Studies.

The UCLA Humanities Editor-in-Residence series is created to facilitate long-term relationships between the UCLA  and book editors in the academic press arena, thus setting graduate students and faculty up for early publication successes. The UCLA Humanities-in-Residence recognizes that, to quote OUP editor Norman Hirschy, “authors and presses alike share a common goal and purpose: publish new scholarship well and with as broad of distribution as possible.” This series is generously co-sponsored by the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music and the Center for Performance Studies.


Next Public Event:
Pop Up Event: “Speed Dating with an Editor”
Thursday, May 3rd, 2018 | 365 Humanities Building

Raina Polivka, Editor from UC Press, will be on campus and available to meet with advanced graduate students, lecturers, post docs and ladder faculty in the Humanities, School of Music, and Center for Performance Studies on their *book pitch. To apply for a meeting to practice pitching your book, please send your pitch outline (<300 words), book and chapter titles, along with your CV to bvannost@humnet.ucla.edu. Also, include your availability for May 3rd between 9:30-11:30am. Deadline to submit materials is April 30th. (If you are graduate student, please ask your faculty advisor to send an email confirming agreement with your participation.)

Graduate students selected for pitches are invited to a lunch conversation about publishing.

Faculty and postdoctoral fellows are invited to UCLA Editor in Residence Faculty Happy Hour with Editor Raina Polivka, Thursday, May 3rd, 4-5pm at the Faculty Club, Playa Room.

For instructions on how to pitch a book, CLICK HERE.

Event Flyer


Please see The Association of American University Presses (AAUP) handbook for best practices for peer review here. “AAUP offers this handbook of Best Practices for Peer Review as a resource for member publishers, acquisitions editors both new and experienced, faculty editorial boards, scholarly authors and researchers, and new scholarly publishing programs.”