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But Were Afraid to Ask

As part of the UC Humanities Research Plus Webinar series, you are invited to attend a live online broadcast of a talk by Susan Ferber, editor at Oxford University Press, on the current state of academic publishing

Join the webinar with this link: https://ucihumanities.zoom.us/j/594172538

Online attendees are encouraged to join the discussion, which will be broadcast live over Zoom. You do not need a Zoom account to attend the webinar.


Susan Ferber is the executive editor for American and world history at Oxford University Press in New York, where she has worked since 1997. Her diverse list ranges from ancient history to contemporary history and includes both academic and trade titles. She has edited many first books, as well as the work of senior scholars. Books she has edited have won numerous prizes, including a Pulitzer Prize, Bancroft Prizes, and a Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and five have been bestsellers. She enjoys working with scholars, helping them to attain tenure and to share their ideas with wider audiences, and shared some of her thoughts on editing in What Editors Do (University of Chicago Press, 2017). Her writing has also been published in the Chronicle of Higher Education, the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations’ Passport, and the American Historical Association’s Perspectives. She has taught at the book workshop at the Columbia Publishing Course in New York and in Oxford for over a decade. She was educated at Brown University; St. Hugh’s College, Oxford; Harvard University; and Rutgers University.

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