Heather Stauffer Joins SU Press as Editor-in-Chief

April 30, 2024, noon

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Heather E. Stauffer recently joined Syracuse University Press (SU Press) as the new editor-in-chief. Prior to that, Stauffer was a legal writer at Brown Immigration Law and spent a dozen years at University of Nebraska Press, progressing in her career from intern to acquisitions editor. Stauffer received two master’s degrees from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in both English and History, as well as the Addison E. Sheldon Fellowship in History.

“We’re thrilled to have someone with Heather’s experience and passion join us at SU Press,” said Catherine C. Cocks, Director of Syracuse University Libraries’ SU Press. “Her interest and enthusiasm are especially helpful as we look to make progress on our academic strategic plan, which includes expanding experiential learning opportunities for students, strengthening our publications list, deepening our commitment to publish previously excluded or under-represented voices, and maximizing the Press’s participation in open access initiatives.”

“I’m excited and humbled to be joining such a distinguished and storied publishing program that is SU Press, and especially joining a team of dedicated and knowledgeable colleagues,” said Heather Stauffer. “The Press brings out the best aspects of collaboration—on campus, in the region, internationally—and I look forward to being part of where we go next.”

About Syracuse University Press:

Syracuse University Press, part of Syracuse University Libraries, was established in 1943 and has published groundbreaking works such as Pulitzer Prize–winning composer Ernst Bacon’s Words on Music, Jay Dolmage’s Disability Rhetoric, Siao-Yu’s Mao Tse-tung and I Were Beggars, and Barry Chevannes’s Rastafari: Roots and Ideology.

In its eighth decade of academic publishing, SU Press continues to be committed to serving New York State—as well as the region, nation, and globe—by publishing vital scholarship, sharing ideas, and giving voice to important stories that may not have otherwise been told.

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