Priya Nelson

Abby Collier

Assistant Editor

Subjects: Anthropology, Asian Studies

My editorial focus is on anthropology and Asian studies. In anthropology, I work alongside David Brent in the acquisition of new books and translations in a wide variety of subjects. Books that blend ethnography, history, and critique fit particularly well with our longstanding, theoretically sophisticated list. My interests in Asian studies are modern social and political history, transnational Asian studies, the history of ideas, and works of broad historiographical significance. Representative titles from our list include Gordon Mathews’s Ghetto at the Center of the World, Jason Ä€nanda Josephson’s The Invention of Religion in Japan, Wu Hung’s Remaking Beijing: Tiananmen Square and the Creation of a Political Space, and Vincent Goossaert and David A. Palmer’s The Religious Question in Modern China. I joined the Press in 2011 after receiving a B.A. in anthropology from the University of Chicago and an M.A. in Asian Studies from the University of Texas at Austin.


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