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Timothy Mennel

Executive Editor

The Press has particular strengths in political, urban, and intellectual history, as well as the histories of capitalism, sexuality, and other subjects. These are embodied recently by Destin Jenkins’s The Bonds of Inequality; Nan Enstad’s Cigarettes, Inc.; Rebecca Marchiel’s After Redlining; Rachel Hope Cleves’s Unspeakable; and Ian Tyrrell’s American Exceptionalism.

I have a special interest in ambitious trade histories and biographies, such as Wendy A. Woloson’s Crap (an NBCC Award finalist); Edward H. Miller’s A Conspiratorial Life; and Ellen Schrecker’s The Lost Promise. More journalistic and policy-oriented titles include Lawrence Tabak’s Foxconned and Dr. David A. Ansell’s The Death Gap. Recent regional standouts are William Sites’s Sun Ra’s Chicago and Erik S. Gellman’s Troublemakers.

I joined the Press in 2013, having worked at Random House Adult Trade, Artforum/Bookforum, Princeton University Press, and the American Planning Association. I have consulted at the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, the Rockefeller Foundation, and elsewhere. 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 assistant editor Susannah Engstrom.

Prospective authors are encouraged to consult our submission guidelines. We also provide an overview about publishing with Chicago here.

Timothy Mennel


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