Meet Our Editorial Staff

UNC Press editors strongly prefer to receive initial inquiries and proposals electronically. We do not accept editorial inquiries by telephone, and unsolicited telephone inquiries will not be returned.

Visit the editors’ individual pages to learn more about them.

Mark Simpson-Vos, Wyndham Robertson Editorial Director
American studies; Native American and indigenous studies; gender and sexuality; Civil War-era history; general-interest books, especially about North Carolina and the South

Cate Hodorowicz, Associate Editor / Acquisitions Manager
Creative nonfiction

María García, Assistant Editor


Elaine Maisner, Executive Editor
Religion; Latin America and the Caribbean; food studies; regional general interest, including foodways, cookbooks, gardening, and new currents in southern culture

Andreina Fernandez, Acquisitions Assistant


Debbie Gershenowitz, Executive Editor
U.S. history and transnational history; African American history; the history of slavery, abolition, and freedom; histories of gender, women, and sexualities; Latinx history; military history; legal history

Brandon Proia, Executive Editor
Recent and contemporary history, African American history, current affairs, political history, environmental history, history of science and technology, and southern history

Andrew Winters, Associate Editor
U.S. history, especially cultural history and African American history; performance studies


Lucas Church, Senior Editor
Humanities and social sciences, especially sociology, anthropology, literary studies, history of medicine, and social science approaches to health, medicine, and culture; regional general interest, including books about music, literature, arts and architecture, nature and the outdoors; creative nonfiction; and southern studies