The University of Notre Dame Press recently announced that Ana Jimenez-Moreno has been awarded the 2017–2018 Mellon University Press Diversity Fellowship at the University of Georgia Press. Through this yearlong, full-time acquisitions position, fellows are immersed in the operations of a leading scholarly press, working closely with senior acquisitions editors and authors and managing book projects through the entire publication process.
Fellowships are awarded to outstanding candidates who have significant personal experience and engagement with diverse communities and a demonstrated ability to bring the understandings gleaned from such engagement to the daily work of academic publishing.
The yearlong appointments offer each fellow opportunities for one-on-one mentoring, as well as monthly cross-press video conferences led by staff at the partner presses covering a range of topics to supplement the hands-on training. Fellows are given the opportunity to connect with one another and engage with industry colleagues at two AAUP annual meetings.
Jimenez-Moreno began her apprenticeship in scholarly publishing when she was awarded an inaugural 5+1 Postdoctoral Fellowship from the College of Arts and Letters at the University of Notre Dame, enabling her to work throughout the academic year with Stephen Wrinn, director of the University of Notre Dame Press. The 5+1 program rewards students who complete their dissertations within five years by offering a one-year fellowship that allows them to prepare for the academic and professional job markets.
Jimenez-Moreno focused on acquisitions duties at the press; however, she also gained experience in the marketing, business, and manuscript editorial departments. “Ana is a talented scholar, an inquisitive reader, and she has great instincts as an acquisitions editor,” says Wrinn. “She clearly has the skills, vision, and ambition to become a leading scholarly publishing professional. I have enjoyed working with her at the press and look forward to following her publishing career in the years to come.”
Jimenez-Moreno was the 2011–2016 Joseph L. Gaia Distinguished Fellow at the University of Notre Dame, where she studied 20th-century British and Irish literature, with a particular interest in the intersection between post-colonial studies and phenomenology. She received her Ph.D. and M.A. in the Department of English at the University of Notre Dame and her B.A. at Rutgers University.
Originally posted at undpress.nd.edu.