Susan Bielstein

Executive Editor

Subjects: Art; architecture; ancient archeology; classics
Series: Cinema and Modernity, Culture Trails: Adventures in Travel, Project Tango: Artists and Writers Together



Because the fields I cover are methodologically diverse, I am willing to go in almost any direction to find the most original books. This includes a healthy respect for work that is cross-disciplinary. I enjoy working with scholars, artists, and writers in equal measure. In a given season one might find a specialized volume about the evolving discourse of brain science and the arts alongside a popular history of armchair travel. Some recent acquisitions include Diller Scofidio + Renfro: Architecture after Images, by Edward Dimendberg; What Soldiers Do: Sex and the American GI in World War II France, by Mary Louise Roberts; and Socrates and the Jews, by Miriam Leonard.

In ancient studies, I am particularly interested in processes of transculturation and in disciplinary critique.   In spare moments, I edit a series of travel books titled Culture Trails: Adventures in Travel. And I am always on the hunt for superb works of literary nonfiction, Nixon at the Movies and Nocturne: A Journey in Search of Moonlight, being two examples.
I am assisted by James Toftness, Editorial Associate.


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