Sharmila Sen

Editorial Director

Acquisitions Editors: Janice Audet | Jeff Dean | Andrew Kinney | Thomas LeBien | Ian Malcolm | Kathleen McDermott | Sharmila Sen | Lindsay Waters

Sharmila Sen, Editorial Director

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.

My recent acquisitions range across such subjects as the American alt-right and the classics, a people’s history of computing, how the poor use social media across the world, the making of China’s iconic SEZ Shenzhen, the Tata business firm, creative insurgents of the Arab world, a biography of Lolita, Latin America and the invention of world literature, a history of the Nile, slavery and book culture, the world of the East India Company, the age of hip-hop, blackness and the anthropocene, why and if antiquity matters, and the half-forgotten wife of Vitruvius. My acquisitions include the award-winning digital Loeb Classical Library, the critically-acclaimed bilingual series Dumbarton Oaks Medieval Library and Murty Classical Library of India, as well as intellectual comic books that challenge the primacy of words over images.endquote

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