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.

Acquisitions staff are listed alphabetically below. Visit the editors’ individual pages to learn more about them.


Thomas Bedenbaugh, Acquisitions Assistant
Assists Mark Simpson-Vos and Lucas Church

Alyssa Brown, Acquisitions Coordinator 

Lucas Church, Senior Editor
Humanities and social sciences, especially sociology, 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; literary nonfiction; and southern studies

JessieAnne D’Amico, Acquisitions Assistant
Assists Debbie Gershenowitz

Dawn Durante, Assistant Editorial Director
U.S. history (especially after 1900), African American history and African American studies, Black feminist studies, women’s history, girlhood studies, carceral studies

Andreina Fernandez, Editor
American studies, gender and sexuality studies, Latin American and Caribbean studies, critical race and ethnic studies

María Isela García, Editor
Anthropology; environmental studies; science, technology, and society; media studies

Debbie Gershenowitz, Assistant Editorial Director
U.S., Latin American, Caribbean, and transnational history; Black history; histories of enslavement, abolition, and freedom; histories of gender, women, and sexualities; military history; Latinx history; legal history; and borderlands history.

Cate Hodorowicz, Editor
Literary nonfiction; food studies and cooking; regional general interest books

Carol Seigler, Acquisitions Assistant
Assists Debbie Gershenowitz, Brandon Proia and Andrew Winters

Mark Simpson-Vos, Wyndham Robertson Editorial Director
General interest and scholarly books across disciplines and fields including religious studies, American culture, popular music, Native American and Indigenous studies, Civil War era history

Andrew Winters, Editor
U.S. history, especially cultural history and African American historyperformance studies