Alisa Plant


Senior Acquisitions Editor
European History, Media Studies, Environmental Studies, and Foodways

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Alisa Plant received a B.A. in English from the University of Kansas, an M.A. in Medieval Studies from Yale University, and an M.Phil. and Ph.D. in history, also from Yale. Over the years she has worn various editorial hats: she worked as a text editor at the Yale Center for Parliamentary History and as a freelance copy editor for LSU Press before moving to acquisitions and joining the in-house Press staff in 2005. She acquires books in history, media studies, environmental studies, political science, and foodways. In history, she seeks academic books about Europe, the Caribbean, Latin America, and the Atlantic World from the early modern era to the mid-twentieth century; she also acquires works about colonial Louisiana. She is particularly interested in acquiring books about France or Spain, either on their own or as part of the larger Atlantic World. In political science and environmental studies, she seeks scholarly studies that focus on Louisiana or the South.

Plant oversees the Press's two media studies series, From Our Own Correspondent (John Maxwell Hamilton, series editor) and Media & Public Affairs (Bob Mann, series editor), its environmental studies series, The Gulf South in the Natural World (Craig Colten, series editor), and its general interest foodways series, The Southern Table (Cynthia LeJeune Nobles, series editor). 

Au Naturel - Cover
Black Labor, White Sugar - Cover
Concert Life in Nineteenth-Century New Orleans - Cover
<i>A Confederacy of Dunces</i> Cookbook - Cover
Diplomacy at the Brink - Cover
Downstream Toward Home - Cover
Feeding Barcelona, 1714-1975 - Cover
Hungry for Louisiana - Cover
Hunting Nazis in Franco's Spain - Cover
Imagining the Creole City - Cover
Parallel Histories - Cover
Planning the Greenspaces of Nineteenth-Century Paris - Cover
The Republic of Men - Cover
Southern Waters - Cover
Women and Work in Eighteenth-Century France - Cover