Book Publishing Series – Academic Publishing: Considerations for BIPOC Scholars

When and Where

Thursday, June 08, 2023 11:00 am to 12:30 pm


This new webinar in the popular CRIS-JHI Book Publishing Series aims to provide publication support to BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour) scholars, and in particular women and non-binary scholars, who often experience less access to the sponsorship and institutional knowledge.

This panel discussion, funded by the UTSC Mentorship Initiatives Fund ("Professional Development for BIPOC faculty"), and convened by Urvashi Chakravarty (Associate Professor of English, University of Toronto), will bring together Daniel McNeil (Professor and Queen’s National Scholar Chair in Black Studies, Queen’s University) and Karina Vernon (Associate Professor of English, University of Toronto) with university press editors Jenny Tan (Associate Editor, Penn Press) and Alejandra Mejía (Assistant Editor, Duke University Press) who will share their insights on navigating academic publishing from the perspective of scholars of colour. 

While this event is focused on academic publishing for BIPOC scholars publishing in the humanities and social sciences, we welcome everyone interested in hearing these perspectives. Researchers from all levels of experience, affiliated researchers, postdoctoral fellows, graduate students are also welcome to attend.

Session Objectives: 

  • To shed light on the unique experiences that scholars of colour often have during the publication process
  • Understanding the book publishing process and timelines – from submission to publication
  • An opportunity to meet 1:1 with the editors after the session to discuss projects 

UTORid required for registration.

This event is co-funded by the 'Professional Development for BIPOC Faculty' grant (PI Urvashi Chakravarty) awarded by the UTSC Mentorship Initiatives Fund.




Centre for Research & Innovation Support, Jackman Humanities Institute, UTSC Mentorship Initiatives Fund