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 books in US history and Chicago-area studies, with a special interest in ambitious trade histories and biographies, such as Julia Mickenberg’s American Girls in Red Russia; Andrew Hartman’s A War for the Soul of America; Dr. David A. Ansell’s The Death Gap; and Gisli Palsson’s The Man Who Stole Himself. Other recent trade titles include Aaron B. O’Connell’s Our Latest Longest War, Edward H. Miller’s Nut Country, and Marie Jenkins Schwartz’s Ties That Bound.


The Press has particular strengths in urban, political, cultural, and intellectual history, reflected recently by N.D.B. Connolly’s A World More Concrete, Peter James Hudson’s Bankers and Empire, Gautham Rao’s National Duties, Nancy H. Kwak’s A World of Homeowners, and Daniel Abramson’s Obsolescence.


Recent additions to our regional list include R. J. Nelson’s Dirty Waters; Dominic Pacyga’s Slaughterhouse; Big Bosses, edited by Robin F. Bachin; and Rachel Weber’s From Boom to Bubble.


Before joining the Press in 2013, I held editorial positions at the American Planning Association, Random House Adult Trade, Artforum/Bookforum, and Princeton University Press. I have been a consultant to the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, the Rockefeller Foundation, the Queens Museum, and other institutions. I hold a BA from Carleton College and a PhD in geography from the University of Minnesota.

I am fortunate to have the help of editorial associate Rachel Kelly. We welcome inquiries from literary agents.


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