Yale Center for Teaching and Learning

How to Turn your Dissertation into a Book: A Panel Discussion with University Press Editors


Graduate & Professional Students, Postdoctoral Fellows

Event Time 

Thursday, April 21, 2022 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm

Location of Event: 

Online via Zoom

Event Description 

Starting to think about how to turn your Ph.D. dissertation into a book manuscript? Wondering how to craft a proposal, how to select and approach editors, and how to transform your project so it reads as ‘book’ and not ‘thesis project’? Come join us for a panel discussion and Q&A with three editors from renowned university presses to demystify the process!  We invite you to (digitally) meet: James Lance, Senior Editor, Cornell University Press (Anthropology and Social Sciences).  Erica Wetter, Executive Editor, Stanford University Press (Literature, Philosophy, and Religion, aesthetics, media, and cultural studies).  Catherine Goldstead, Associate Editor, Johns Hopkins University Press (literary studies, the ancient world). After our panelists walk you through the process from initial queries to final publication, emphasizing what editors look for and strategies for success, you will have an opportunity to ask questions during a Q+A. Availability permitting, we also encourage you to sign up for one-on-one meetings with the editors following the panel – see the final question in the registration form for details. 

Intended Audience: This event is intended for upper-level graduate students, and postdoctoral scholars in the Social Sciences and Humanities . 

Register here.