Write to Be Read: Publishing with University of California Press

GrantGPS and the Leslie Center welcome Kim Robinson, Editorial Director, and Raina Polivka, Acquisitions Editor, of UC Press to Dartmouth, Monday, January 25th at 4:00pm. Visiting editors will host a talk and Q&A session on academic publishing in the humanities.

GrantGPS and the Leslie Center for the Humanities present the winter term installment of the virtual Visiting Editors series with University of California Press. Kim Robinson and Raina Polivka will host the talk, "Write to Be Read: Publishing with University of California Press" on Monday, January 25th, 2021 at 4:00pm.

Kim Robinson is the Editorial Director of University of California Press. Before stepping into that role, she was Social Sciences Publisher and regional editor at UC Press. A few of Kim's UC Press acquisitions include A People's Guide to Los Angeles, California Crackup: How We Can Fix It, and the launch of Boom: A Journal of California. Before joining UC Press in 2009, she spent eight years at Oxford University Press in New York both as music editor and editorial director of the scholarly reference group. As music editor, she shepherded award-winning titles across musicology, music theory, ethnomusicology and jazz. In the reference group, she oversaw the editorial program for Grove Art, Grove Music, and many other print and digital publications in a variety of disciplines in the humanities and social sciences. A product of the UC system, Kim received a B.A. in English from UC Santa Barbara. Previous to her career in publishing, she spent a decade working for nonprofit organizations and foundations focused on the environment and equal access to information and technology.

Raina Polivka has logged almost 15 years in academic publishing. Prior to her appointment to University of California Press in 2015, she served as Acquisitions Editor at Indiana University Press for music, film, media studies, Russian and Eastern European studies, and the humanities more generally. She has earned a graduate degree in Comparative Literature and holds an M.L.S in Rare Books and Special Collections Librarianship from Indiana University. In addition to expanding the celebrated music and cinema lists at UC Press, Raina has launched four new series in Sound Studies, Feminist Media History, Transnational Film Cultures, and Hip Hop Studies. She brings to her work a passion for innovation in scholarly communication and publishing.

This event will be held remotely. Please RSVP to Humanities.Events@dartmouth.edu to receive the Zoom information and related materials.

Both editors are available for remote individual meetings with faculty the following afternoon, Tuesday, January 26th, 2021, between 3:30 and 6:30pm. These are brief, twenty minute meetings that provide faculty the opportunity to pose specific publishing questions. Time slots are limited. Please write to Humanities.Events@dartmouth.edu if you are interested in scheduling a meeting.