Sharmila Sen

Executive Editor-at-Large

Acquisitions Editors: Susan Wallace Boehmer | Janice Audet | Jeff Dean | Andrew Kinney | John Kulka | Thomas LeBien | Ian Malcolm | Kathleen McDermott | Joyce Seltzer | Sharmila Sen | Lindsay Waters

Sharmila Sen, Executive Editor-at-Large

startquoteThe books I publish make lasting contributions to intellectual conversations in the humanities and social sciences. My authors are often fluent in multiple modern and ancient languages and reside in countries all over the world. The books they write are for general readers and scholars alike. My work as an editor is shaped by a commitment to the production and dissemination of intellectual ideas across various media, languages, and geopolitical boundaries in the twenty-first century.

My recent acquisitions range across such subjects as pious fashion, creative insurgents of the Arab world, the American manosphere, why and if antiquity matters, Latin America and the making of world literature, a people's history of computing, how the poor use social media across the world, e-waste, the myth of China’s iconic SEZ Shenzhen, a history of the Nile, slavery and book culture, Islam and the European Enlightenment, and the half-forgotten wife of Vitruvius. My acquisitions include award-winning digital products such as the digital Loeb Classical Library, critically-acclaimed bilingual series such as the Dumbarton Oaks Medieval Library and the Murty Classical Library of India, as well as intellectual comic books that challenge the primacy of words over images.endquote

Recent Books

Cover: The Image of the Black in African and Asian Art

The Image of the Black in African and Asian Art
Edited by David Bindman, Suzanne Preston Blier, and Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

Cover: Far-Right Politics in Europe

Far-Right Politics in Europe
Jean-Yves Camus and Nicolas Lebourg, translated by Jane Marie Todd

Cover: Freud: In His Time and Ours

Freud: In His Time and Ours
Élisabeth Roudinesco, translated by Catherine Porter

Cover: Unflattening

Unflattening
Nick Sousanis

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