Recently, SMR members participated in a professional development event on academic publishing with invited speaker Mary Francis, the Editorial Director of Michigan Publishing and Senior Acquiring Editor for Music, Media Studies, and digitalculturebooks. Francis led a conversation on the many aspects of this topic, from pitching a manuscript and drafting a book proposal to navigating the new terrain of digital publishing and issues of equitable access to academic research.
Many thanks to Mary Francis for sharing her expertise with our community of graduate students and to Professor Gabriela Cruz and Lena Leson for coordinating this event! Thanks also to the Rackham Graduate School for supporting this event through the Faculty Allies Diversity Grant Program.
– Vivian Luong