About Penn Press
Founded in 1890, the University of Pennsylvania Press is one of the oldest scholarly imprints in North America. Penn Press publishes rigorous and thought-provoking work in the humanities and social sciences designed to advance knowledge, dialogue, and understanding.
Our Material Texts series explores cultural technologies of communication—books, manuscripts, scrolls, films, graffiti, the actor’s voice—with particular attention to the ways specific material forms affect meaning. To view the full list of titles in the series, CLICK HERE.
Our Acquisitions Editors
Walter Biggins, Editor-in-Chief
Areas of acquisition: Cultural studies, intellectual and political history of the Americas, Atlantic World and postcolonial studies
Robert Lockhart, Senior Editor
Areas of acquisition: Atlantic history, American history (colonial through the present), history of the African Diaspora and transnational history, urban studies
Jenny Tan, Associate Editor
Areas of acquisition: Ethnography, anthropology, political studies