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.
Kathryn Conrad, Director
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
- Kristen Buckles, Editor-in-Chief Read Bio
Allyson Carter, Senior Editor
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
- Stacey Wujcik, Editorial Assistant Read Bio
Editing, Design, and Production Department
Amanda Krause, Editorial, Design, and Production Manager
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
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
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 email@example.com.