Scholar Skills: Editing a Book Collection Through a Professional Organization


Welcome to The Academic Life! In this episode you’ll hear about:

  • Dr. Karin Lewis’s experience pitching and winning the book bid
  • Karin and the editorial team’s vision for an inclusive and diverse collection
  • The process of working as a team to develop an idea into a book
  • The realities of editing a large volume with many authors
  • Blurring the lines of traditional scholarship with artistic and creative submissions
  • Her advice to other scholars considering editing an established collection

Our guest is: Dr. Karin A. Lewis, an associate professor in the Department of

Teaching and Learning at the University of Texas – Rio Grande Valley. She teaches educational psychology in the areas of cognition, learning, human development, and adult learning at the undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral levels. Her scholarship explores complexities of identity and agency from a multicultural, social justice perspective via transdisciplinary discourses and collaborative, collective ethnographic methodologies. Dr. Lewis is the Lead Editor for The Kaleidoscope of Lived Curriculum: Learning Through a Confluence of Crisis, 13th Annual Curriculum and Pedagogy Group, 2021 Edited Collection, published through Information Age Publishing.

Our host is: Dr. Dana M. Malone, a higher education scholar and practitioner specializing in college student relationships, gender, sexuality, and religious identities as well as student success and assessment planning. Dana first met Karin as a doctorate student at the University of Kentucky when Karin hired her as a graduate TA to teach courses offered through the university’s academic success unit. Dana has always been impressed with Karin’s dedication to students, love of teaching, and the grace with which she moves through the world.

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