Timothy Mennel

Timothy Mennel

Executive Editor

E-mail: tmennel@uchicago.edu

Subjects: American history; Chicago and other regional publishing
Series: American Beginnings, 1500-1900 Chicago Architecture and Urbanism; Chicago History of American Religion; Chicago Visions and Revisions; Historical Studies of Urban America


I acquire scholarly and trade books in American history, broadly defined to include urban, environmental, political, architectural, and cultural history. Chicago’s lists in these areas range from early America to the twenty-first century and have recently featured Andrew Hartman’s A War for the Soul of America, Kate Brown’s Dispatches from Dystopia, Ian Tyrrell’s Crisis of the Wasteful Nation, Catherine Cangany’s Frontier Seaport, and N.D.B. Connolly’s A World More Concrete.
In addition, I acquire nonfiction of all sorts related to the history, culture, and people of Chicago and its region. Recent highlights include Gillian O’Brien’s Blood Runs Green, Paul Fehribach’s The Big Jones Cookbook, and Mary Barr’s Friends Disappear.
I came to the Press in 2013, having held editorial positions at the American Planning Association, Random House Adult Trade, the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Artforum/Bookforum, and Princeton University Press. I have been a consultant to the Rockefeller Foundation, the Museum of the City of New York, the Queens Museum, and other institutions. I hold a BA in English from Carleton College and a PhD in Geography from the University of Minnesota.
I am ably assisted by editorial associate Rachel Kelly. We welcome inquiries from literary agents.


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