Alisa Plant, Ph.D.


Fields of interest: American, European, Latin American history; food and foodways; general-interest titles; LSU

Submissions: Proposals should include a cover letter, working title, table of contents, sample chapters, information about competitive titles, and a curriculum vitae. Please also include an approximate total word count, including notes and bibliography, and information about proposed art, if any. Please email a Word or PDF version of your proposal and accompanying materials to

About: Alisa Plant holds a B.A. from the University of Kansas and a Ph.D. in history from Yale University. She began working for LSU Press as a freelance copy editor in 1998 and became a full-time acquisitions editor at the Press several years later, acquiring scholarly and general-interest books in history, media studies, environmental studies, and foodways. In 2015 she moved to the University of Nebraska Press as editor-in-chief, returning to LSU Press as director in March 2019.