From Dissertation to Book: The Art of the Book Proposal

Thu, Dec 03 2020, 4:00 PM - 06:00 PM
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The STS Futures Initiative, a University of California-based project that has received funding from the UC Humanities Research Institute, is pleased to announce a year-long series of workshops and events dedicated to professionalization, engagement, and community building for graduate students specializing in the Humanities and/or Science, Technology and Society (STS).

The kick-off event, "From Dissertation to Book: The Art of the Book Proposal", will be held on Thursday, December 3rd from 4-6 pm. This panel, one of several which will examine the "hidden curriculum" of the professional academic world, will bring together the following panelists from both university and trade presses:

Katie Helke is the Associate Acquisitions Editor at MIT Press, and has been the editor of MIT Press's STS list since 2014.

Audra J. Wolfe, Ph.D. is a writer, editor, and historian based in Philadelphia. Her editorial and publishing consulting company, The Outside Reader, supports the work of scholars and scholarly publishers. She has previously worked at the University of Pennsylvania Press, Rutgers University Press, and the Chemical Heritage Foundation, where she additionally produced an award-winning podcast, Distillations. She is the author of two books, Freedom’s Laboratory: The Cold War Struggle for the Soul of Science (2018) and Competing with the Soviets: Science, Technology, and the State in Cold War America (2013). Her bylines have appeared in the Washington Post, The Atlantic, Slate, as well as more scholarly venues. She tweets at @ColdWarScience.

Moira Weigel is a writer, scholar, and founding editor at Logic magazine, currently at the Harvard Society of Fellows. She is the author of Labor of Love: The Invention of Dating (FSG Books). She received her PhD in Comparative Literature and Film and Media from Yale University in 2017

Xiaowei Wang is the Creative Director of Logic Magazine, and is the author of Blockchain Chicken Farm and Other Stories of Tech in China's Countryside (FSGX Logic Magazine, 2020).

Caroline Eisenmann is a literary agent at Frances Goldin Agency in New York. Her clients include Kyle Chayka, Linda Rui Feng, Amanda Goldblatt, James Gregor, Theresa Levitt, Micah Nemerever, Jenny Odell, Peter Kispert, Kate Wagner, Michelle Webster-Hein, and Ye Chun. Authors represented by Caroline have won the Pushcart Prize, received a NEA Writing grant, and appeared on the shortlist for the National Book Award in fiction.

The event is co-hosted by Morgan Ames, Hannah Zeavin, and the Center for Science, Technology, Medicine and Society

Thursday, December 3, 2020, 4-6 pm (PST)

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Meeting ID: 958 6846 4132

If you require an accommodation for effective communication (ASL interpreting/CART captioning, alternative media formats, etc.) to fully participate in this event, please contact the STS Futures Initiative team at with as much advance notice as possible and at least 7-10 days in advance of the event.

Event Contact : STS Futures Initiative