Social Identity is most profoundly experienced in the context of place. Black students bussed into predominantly white schools in the 1970s understood this. Women holding board seats in Fortune 500 companies understand this. Disabled people living in rural locations understand this. Transgender people in the workplace understand this.
University curriculum and the research experience of so many faculty reveal this intersection of identity and location. Here are but a few examples of dissertation topics that would provide rich, teachable content:
At Lived Places Publishing we publish applied, concise course readings that help faculty illuminate the experience of social identity and the lived places we share.
Lived Places Publishing is led by collection editors with deep experience as researchers and teachers in their area of expertise. Our collection editors guide our authors through the writing and publication process, always with an eye to creating accessible and insightful course-aligned readings.
And at Lived Places Publishing, our mission is to foster open access, affordability, and broad accessibility though our library-first collection publishing model, which features:
Our first 25 titles have published in our library-friendly model, delivered with electronic interlibrary loan (ILL) rights, unlimited access, and no digital rights management (DRM) restrictions.
Meet the folks who will help you get your book from concept to library. We’re a small and dedicated team, working around the globe to bring the Lived Places vision to life.
Lived Places Publishing work in partnership with Newgen KnowledgeWorks.
Along with Dr. Chris McAuley, David started Lived Places Publishing (LPP) as a mission more than a business. At a moment in time when voices are being silenced and teaching the value of difference is under assault, it seemed more important than ever to leverage his experience and energy to elevate human stories.
Before LPP, David founded Business Expert Press, launched Academic Video Online, and was Editor-in-Chief at Pearson Education. David is an active writer, with a regular column Learning Belongs in the Library in Against the Grain, and other pieces in The Scholarly Kitchen, EdTech Times, UKSG Insights, and more.
David is also a competitive triathlete, yogi, and a passionate connector of people who always, always, always answers his email!
Dr. Chris McAuley is an Associate Professor in the Department of Black Studies, UC Santa Barbara. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in Political Science. Dr McAuley’s areas of research are northern and southern African Politics, world systems theory, Black intellectual history, Caribbean and Latin American political economy and economic history of the Americas.
Chris' LPP Collection: https://livedplacespublishing.com/black-studies
Michael Boezi is a publishing industry veteran who has always been at the forefront of the industry by applying the lessons of the traditional to the process of innovation, mixing the ideal with the practical. His publishing experience ranges from early-state startups (Flat World Knowledge) to industry stalwarts (Pearson, Wiley).
Michael joined LPP in September 2022 to help highlight underrepresented voices. Never has this need been more pressing as authoritarian voices and narratives of power work actively to crowd out the array of human perspectives that build an inclusive, vibrant society.
Michael also runs a media & consulting business (Control Mouse Media, LLC) around content strategy for creatives and other small business owners. He teaches a grad-level course at Emerson College in Boston on the topic, and is an active performing and recording artist as well.
Susannah is Commissioning Editor at Newgen Publishing UK where she works closely with Lived Places Publishing (LPP) to actively commission titles across collections. Since completing her Publishing Studies MA in 2019 she has worked in both trade and academic publishing and has been heavily involved with the Society of Young Publishers (SYP).
Based on the South coast of England, Susannah loves spending her weekends exploring the surrounding beaches and countryside. She is a keen runner, yogi, and wild swimmer.
She is always happy to connect and discuss any ideas you may have for LPP.
Stephen leads Lived Places Publishing’s outreach and sales relationships. His interest in Lived Places Publishing is authentic, identifying as Métis and as a member of the LGBTQ community. Marginalized voices are at risk of suppression, and Stephen is passionate about ensuring their continued visibility.
Based in Toronto, Stephen brings over 20 years of experience representing library vendors including ProQuest, Infobase, Wiley, and eReserve Plus. He obtained his MSc in International Management from the University of Liverpool and enjoys exploring the world in his travels.
Dominic Broadhurst is Head of Content & Discovery at the University of Salford, where he both leads the library content and digital teams. He is passionate about delivering high quality affordable content to students and faculty, embracing both open principles and increasing the diversity and range of library material offered.
Jon E. Cawthorne, Ph.D. has served in library leadership positions at Wayne State University Library System which includes the University’s School of Information Sciences and West Virginia University. He has a Ph.D. in managerial leadership in the information professions from Simmons University and is passionate about supporting healthy organizational cultures, increasing Black, Indigenous People of Color into leadership positions in the information and publishing industries and bringing new, diverse voices to publishing. Cawthorne is a past President of the Association of College and Research Libraries and remains positive about the future.
Jeremy Garskof is the Assistant Dean and Director of Collections and Technical Services at Gettysburg College. He is passionate about collaborating with smart people to find equitable and socially responsible solutions to complex problems facing libraries, scholarly publishing, and higher education. Jeremy is also committed to effecting systemic change through lifelong learning and community service.
Dr Kadian Pow has over 8 years for university teaching experience, and more than 20 years’ experience in informal museum education. She holds a PhD in Sociology from Birmingham City University. Her main interests include Black feminism in online spaces, television, fandoms and representation, intersectionality, the sociology of Black hair and identity, and museum decolonisation efforts. Kadian’s expertise in popular culture, feminism, representation and race has been featured in The Conversation, USA Today, BBC’s Women’s Hour, Ok Player Magazine, and Yahoo! Kadian is one of Canvas 8 Expert consultant in culture and an external researcher for a joint project between Birmingham Museums Trust and Beatfreeks on decolonising the museum.
Monique Vogelsang works as an educational consultant, speaker, and curriculum writer, developing culturally expansive curriculum for primary and secondary teachers — including an innovative Grades K-8 Racial Literacy Curriculum, as well as a newly released Grades K-6 curriculum, in partnership with Aperture and Angélica Dass, for her book, The Colors We Share. As a consultant for Authentic Education — the creators of Understanding by Design® — Monique served as a Subject Matter Expert for the Washington D.C. public school system, working with a team of educators and scholars to develop the country’s first anti-racist Social Studies State Standards. An experienced speaker, Monique has facilitated workshops at national and regional conferences and associations, such as the NAIS People of Color Conference, NYSAIS, NJAIS, NWAIS, AISGW, and ISAS.