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.

Land acknowledgment

We respectfully acknowledge the University of Arizona is on the land and territories of Indigenous peoples. Today, Arizona is home to twenty-two federally recognized tribes, with Tucson being home to the O’odham and the Yaqui. Committed to diversity and inclusion, the University strives to build sustainable relationships with sovereign Native Nations and Indigenous communities through education offerings, partnerships, and community service.

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. Contact Kathryn at KConrad@uapress.arizona.edu.
  • 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. Contact Julia at JBalestracci@uapress.arizona.edu.

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, Latinx studies, and Latin American studies. Contact Kristen at KBuckles@uapress.arizona.edu.
  • 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 a Ph.D. from the University of Arizona in Linguistics and Cognitive Science, and she has contributed to the Press’s Acquisitions team in different roles since 2003. Contact Allyson at acarter@uapress.arizona.edu.
  • 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. Contact Scott at SDeHerrera@uapress.arizona.edu.
  • Elizabeth Wilder, Editorial Assistant Read Bio
    Elizabeth Wilder is the editorial assistant at the University of Arizona Press. In this role, she provides the Acquisitions Department with editorial and administrative support for new projects, the peer review process, and final manuscripts. She holds a PhD in English from Stanford University. Contact Elizabeth at EWilder@uapress.arizona.edu

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. Contact Amanda at AKrause@uapress.arizona.edu.
  • 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. Contact Leigh at LMcDonald@uapress.arizona.edu.
  • 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. Contact Sara at sthaxton@email.arizona.edu.

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. Contact Abby at amogollon@uapress.arizona.edu.
  • Mari Herreras, Publicity Manager Read Bio
    Mari Herreras is the University of Arizona Press's publicity manager. Prior to joining the UA Press marketing team, Mari worked with YWCA Southern Arizona on a two-year project to increase local and statewide voter engagement. Mari spent almost a decade as a staff writer for the Tucson Weekly and in 2014 served as the alternative newsweekly’s managing editor. Contact Mari at mherreras@uapress.arizona.edu.
  • Savannah Hicks, Marketing Assistant Read Bio
    Savannah Hicks is the University of Arizona Press's marketing assistant. In this role, she coordinates our exhibits program and support publicity and sales efforts. Savannah is a graduate of the University of Arizona’s Creative Writing program. As a student, she worked at the University of Arizona Museum of Art and Center for Creative Photography. Contact Savannah at SHicks@uapress.arizona.edu.

Business Office

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