Publishing with MIT: Process and Practice

Join the Leslie Center for the Humanities and Grant GPS for our the fall term Visiting Editors Series event with Gita Manaktala and Victoria Hindley of the MIT Press.

The Leslie Center for the Humanities and Grant GPS have invited two editors from the MIT Press to kick off the Visiting Editors Series this fall.

Gita Manaktala is the Editorial Director of the MIT Press, a publisher of scholarship at the intersection of the arts, sciences, and technology. Known for intellectual daring and distinctive design, MIT Press books push the boundaries of knowledge in fields from contemporary art and architecture to the life sciences, computing, economics, philosophy, cognitive science, environmental studies, linguistics, media studies, and STS. Gita's own acquisitions are in the areas of information science and communication. Until 2009, she served as the press's marketing director with responsibility for worldwide promotion and sales. In this role, she helped to develop CISnet, an online collection of the Press's computer and information science titles, now on the IEEE Explore platform. She has served on the board of directors of the Association of American University Presses and co-chaired its first diversity and inclusion task force, which led to a standing committee dedicated to Equity, Justice, and Inclusion, which she also co-chaired. She is a regular speaker on topics in scholarly communication and publishing.

Victoria Hindley joined the MIT Press in 2016 after working in publishing and the arts for two decades in both the USA and Europe. Known for its intellectual daring and distinctive design, the MIT Press has been publishing groundbreaking work in the arts since the 1960s. Victoria acquires books in visual culture and design. With a focus on books that are rigorous, compelling, politically engaged, and culturally relevant, she seeks work that examines systemic oppression. Acquisitions include A Black Gaze by Tina M. Campt; Bark by Georges Didi-Huberman, Haunted Bauhaus: Occult Spirituality, Gender Fluidity, Queer Identities, and Radical Politics by Elizabeth Otto; Face: A Visual History by Jessica Helfand; and Former West: Art and the Contemporary after 1989 edited by Maria Hlavajova and Simon Sheikh and co-published with BAK, the Netherlands.

This event is scheduled for Monday, November 9, 2020 4:00-5:00 pm. Please write to Humanities.Events@Dartmouth.Edu for the Zoom link.

Gita Manaktala and Victoria Hindley will be available on Tuesday, November 10 from 1:00 to 5:00 to meet with individual faculty members regarding book projects and to answer questions. Appointments are for twenty minutes. If you would like to meet with Gita or Victoria please write to to schedule your appointment. *Please note there are a limited number of time slots available for individual meetings.*