Welcome to the University of Arizona Press

The University of Arizona Press is the premier publisher of academic, regional, and literary works in the state of Arizona. We disseminate ideas and knowledge of lasting value that enrich understanding, inspire curiosity, and enlighten readers. We advance the University of Arizona’s mission by connecting scholarship and creative expression to readers worldwide.

Founded in 1959, the Press is a nonprofit publisher of scholarly and regional books. We publish about 55 books annually and have more than 1,600 books in print. These include scholarly titles in anthropology, archaeology, environmental science, history, Indigenous studies, Latinx studies, Latin American studies, and the space sciences; as well as award-winning fiction and poetry series’ Sun Tracks and Camino del Sol.

To learn more about our publishing program please browse our site or contact us. We look forward to hearing from you.

Our Staff

Director's Office

  • Kathryn Conrad, Director Read Bio
    Kathryn Conrad is director of the University of Arizona Press. A past member of the board of directors of the Association of American University Presses, she has held marketing and editorial positions at the University of Missouri Press, Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, and River Styx literary journal.
  • Julia Balestracci, Assistant to the Director and Rights Administrator Read Bio
     Julia Balestracci is rights manager and assistant to the director at the University of Arizona Press. Her prior publishing experience is with Oxford University Press, where she worked in the academic and trade editorial department.

Acquisitions Department

  • Kristen Buckles, Editor-in-Chief Read Bio
    Kristen Buckles is the University of Arizona Press’s editor-in-chief. In addition to managing the Acquisitions Department, Kristen acquires books in history, Indigenous studies, Latina/o studies, and Latin American studies.
  • Allyson Carter, Senior Editor Read Bio
    Allyson Carter serves as senior editor of the University of Arizona Press and acquires new manuscripts for specialists and general readers in anthropology, Indigenous studies, archaeology, environmental science, and space science. She has contributed to the Press’s Acquisitions team since 2003.
  • Scott De Herrera, Assistant Editor Read Bio
    Scott De Herrera is an assistant editor in the University of Arizona Press’s Acquisitions Department. He acquires poetry and fiction for the Press's two award-winning literary series, Camino del Sol and Sun Tracks.
  • Stacey Wujcik, Editorial Assistant Read Bio
    Stacey Wujcik is an editorial assistant in the Acquisitions Department at the University of Arizona Press. Prior to joining the Press in fall 2016, she worked in the publications and editorial services department at the Yale University Art Gallery.
  • Natasha Varner, Editor-at-Large Read Bio
    Natasha Varner is an Editor-at-Large for the University of Arizona Press. She acquires books in Indigenous Studies, history, and Latin American Studies.

Editing, Design, and Production Department

  • Amanda Krause, Editorial, Design, and Production Manager Read Bio
    Amanda Krause is the editorial, design, and production manager at the University of Arizona Press. She began at the Press in 2013 after previous roles in newspapers, magazines, and the university press community. In addition to guiding all UA Press titles through the manuscript editorial, typesetting, and production processes, she also manages the Press’s pool of freelance copyeditors and proofreaders.
  • Leigh McDonald, Art Director and Book Designer Read Bio
    Leigh McDonald is the art director for the University of Arizona Press, managing and designing covers as well as interior art and typography for Press books. Prior to joining the Press in 2006, she worked as a production editor for a variety of publications, including science journals and children's books.
  • Sara Thaxton, Production Coordinator Read Bio
    Sara Thaxton is the University of Arizona Press’s production coordinator. As part of the Press’s Editorial, Design, and Production department, she handles the myriad aspects of book production, including typesetting, ebook conversion, and digitizing the Press’s backlist titles. Prior to joining the Press in 2017, Sara worked as typesetter, designer, and pre-press tech at Graphic Composition, Inc., in Athens, Georgia.

Marketing Department

  • Abby Mogollón, Marketing Manager Read Bio
    Abby Mogollón is the University of Arizona Press’s marketing manager. She has been with the press since 2009. Before coming to the press, she edited educational materials for a nonprofit affiliated with national parks in the western United States.
  • Rosemary Brandt, Publicity Manager Read Bio
    Rosemary Brandt is the publicity manager for the University of Arizona Press. With extensive experience working in both commercial and public broadcasting, she handles media outreach, events, promotions, and social media for the Press and its authors.
  • Nora Evans-Reitz, Exhibits Manager Read Bio
    Nora Evans-Reitz is the University of Arizona Press’s exhibits manager and metadata manager. In addition, she coordinates blurbs for scholarly titles and award nominations. Prior to joining the Press in 2015, Nora was an assistant editor at Crown Publishing, a division of Penguin Random House.

Business Office

  • Susan Fasciani, Associate Accountant Read Bio
    Susan Fasciani is the associate accountant for the University of Arizona Press. She previously worked for the State Department and in primary education before moving to Arizona.

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