JessieAnne D’Amico, Acquisitions Assistant
I assist Debbie Gershenowitz with her work acquiring books for general and scholarly readers in areas such as United States, Latin American, and Caribbean history—particularly 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 collaborate with authors, editors, and other departments internally to shepherd manuscripts towards final publication. I oversee processes including peer review, transmittal, and art and permissions review.
A native of the North Carolina Coast, I made the Piedmont home when I moved inland to study English and Comparative Literature and Creative Writing at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill—where I earned my BA and completed my honors thesis, a collection of creative nonfiction essays. Before joining the Press, I worked as a freelance editor as well as in nonprofit and political campaign administration.