Alisa Plant


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, business, 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), as well as the environmental studies list, The Gulf South in the Natural World.

African American Foreign Correspondents - Cover
Building Playgrounds, Engaging Communities - Cover
The Contest for the Delaware Valley - Cover
Defining Culinary Authority - Cover
The Delta Queen Cookbook - Cover
Ed Kennedy's War - Cover
Fashion beyond Versailles - Cover
The Fresh Table - Cover
The Great African Slave Revolt of 1825 - Cover
A Journalist's Diplomatic Mission - Cover
Preaching Spanish Nationalism across the Hispanic Atlantic, 1759-1823 - Cover
Promoting the War Effort - Cover
The Rise of Middle-Class Culture in Nineteenth-Century Spain - Cover
River Road Rambler - Cover
Women of the Iberian Atlantic - Cover