Public lecture by Ken Wissoker
Editorial Director of Duke University Press and Director of the Intellectual Publics program at City University of New York

Thursday, February 25 2016, 5:30-7PM
Visual Arts Presentation Lab, Structural Materials and Engineering Building (SME) Room 149

Please join us for a public lecture with Ken Wissoker, Editorial Director of Duke University Press. There are many differences between research presented in dissertation form and as a scholarly book. Writing a book requires changes in form, style, content, and audience. The talk will explore those differences and discuss how to think about writing first or subsequent scholarly books at a time of change in the academy and in publishing

About the Speaker
Ken Wissoker, a renowned editor in scholarly publishing, is a noted speaker and consultant on all aspects of academic publishing and the contemporaryintellectual landscape. He has been involved in the publishing industry since 1979 and has been Editorial Director at Duke University Press since 1997. His areas of editorial expertise include Anthropology, Cultural Studies, Post-Colonial Theory, Lesbian and Gay Studies, Construction of Race, Gender and National Identity, Art, Film, and Popular Music. He has also published on questions of interdisciplinary writing and publishing, and speaks regularly at universities throughout the U.S. In the fall of 2014 he joined the CUNY Graduate Center as director of their new “Intellectual Publics” program. At CUNY Ken presents public conversations that facilitate thinking and debate across the disciplines. He is also continuing in his role at Duke University Press, acquiring books and guiding the press’s editorial program.

SME Building: The SME (Structural & Materials Engineering) Building is located at the corner ofVoigt Drive and Matthews Lane.

Visual Arts Presentation Lab: Enter the north side of the SME building (front entrance) and to your immediate left is the Visual Arts Gallery. The Visual Arts Presentation Lab can be accessed through the Visual Arts Gallery as well as a few doors down from the Visual Arts Gallery (look for Room 149).


This lecture is sponsored by the UCSD Visual Arts department Events Program, the UCSD Communication department and UCSD Ethnic Studies department.


For more information contact Grant Kester: