Debbie Gershenowitz

Debbie Gershenowitz (photo by Clay Farr)Debbie Gershenowitz, Assistant Editorial Director

I acquire and edit books on United States, Latin American, and Caribbean history aimed toward a broad range of audiences, including general, student, and scholarly readers. Regardless of what format a book may take – trade, coursebook, or research title – I seek work that accessibly links places, people, and events from past to present, drawing on a creative and interrogative use of original sources to tell a lively story. While sweeping in periodization, from the precolonial to the modern era, my interests tend to steer toward history from the bottom-up, focusing on the voices and experiences of non-elite people and institutions. My areas of particular interest include Black history; the history of the African diaspora; histories of enslavement, abolition, and freedom; histories of gender, women, and sexualities; the history of the Americas in a global context; military history; Latinx history; legal history; and borderlands history.

I have a BA and an MA in history from Clark University and Indiana University, respectively. Prior to joining UNCP in 2019, I worked at Scribner, Palgrave, New York University Press, and Cambridge University Press. In addition to acquiring books, I’ve worked on two journals, The American Historical Review and Modern American History.



Twitter: @dgershenowitz