Elizabeth Demers

Senior Acquisitions Editor

Publishing Acquisitions · Michigan Publishing

Email

esdemers@umich.edu

Mailing address

839 Greene Street

Ann Arbor, MI 48109-3209

ORCID ID

0000-0002-9294-1224

Elizabeth Demers

Senior Acquisitions Editor

Publishing Acquisitions · Michigan Publishing

About me

As the editorial director I oversee the print, OA, and digital publication of scholarly monographs, textbooks, and regional trade titles for the University of Michigan Press, now part of the Library's Michigan Publishing division. The press, which celebrated its 90th birthday in 2020, is known for titles in political science, classics and medieval studies, performing arts, American studies, disability studies, area studies, and related fields.  My own background is in American colonial history-- I earned a Ph.D. at Michigan State University with a dissertation on Great Lakes merchant John Askin and his use of slavery in the fur trade in the 18th century in Detroit and Michilimackinac. Before coming to the press in 2017, I was history acquisitions editor for Johns Hopkins University Press, Quarto Publishing Group, Potomac Books, Greenwood Praeger Publishing Group, and the University of Nebraska Press. In my spare time I enjoy curling, running, skiing, and playing golf.

Languages

English