History of the American West, Military History, Political Science, Popular Music, and Regional History
e-mail Kent Calder
Senior Acquisition Editor
Classical Studies, Environmental History, Indigenous and Native American Studies, and Latin America
e-mail Alessandra Jacobi Tamulevich
J. Kent Calder
Editorial Director acquiring History of the American West, Military History, Political Science, Popular Music, and Regional History
Kent acquires books on local and regional topics, especially dealing with Oklahoma, Texas, and the Southwest. He is interested in well researched interpretations in the realms of cultural, political, and military history that offer new insight, enhance understanding, and place subjects in national and international contexts. He seeks scholarly projects that have potential to crossover to broad audiences and journalistic nonfiction projects based on solid research. He began the press’s American Popular Music Series, which explores the evolution of musical genres such as folk, blues, country, and jazz, and he established the New Directions in Tejano History Series, which endeavors to further multiethnic and multiracial understanding of the unique identities formed on the Texas/Mexico border.
Alessandra Jacobi Tamulevich
Senior Acquisition Editor for Classical Studies, Environmental History, Indigenous and Native American Studies, and Latin America
Alessandra was raised in Germany and earned her M.A. from the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University in Frankfurt, Germany. A full scholarship from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) allowed her to study at the University of Arizona in Tucson, where she pursued her interest in American Indian studies. Before joining the University of Oklahoma Press, Alessandra participated in exchange programs with Ireland and France, worked elsewhere in university press publishing, and held positions at the library for the Center of North American Studies, J. W. Goethe University, and at the Santa Barbara Independent in Santa Barbara, California.
Alessandra is member of several scholarly associations, including the Society for American Ethnohistory, the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association, the Western History Association, the American Anthropological Association, and the American Philological Association. She attends conferences for these, and selected other, organizations to contact potential new authors. Alessandra lived in Norman, Oklahoma, for six years and now telecommutes from her home in the Dallas Forth Worth Metroplex. She frequently travels to Germany and Italy to visit family.
Steven Baker Managing Editor
As Managing Editor, Steven Baker oversees the Manuscript Editorial Department, whose staff shepherd manuscripts, after they have been contracted, through development (if necessary), copyediting, and (after design-typesetting) proofreading. Aside from supervising, Steven works with authors and freelance copyeditors as a manuscript editor. Among the books he is most happy to have helped produce are The Story of Oklahoma, Second Edition;Historical Atlas of Oklahoma; and Texas: A Historical Atlas.
A native of Oklahoma, Steven went west to California in 1988, after earning a bachelor’s in business administration at Washington University in St. Louis and a teaching certificate at OU. He taught history and American government for three years at a public high school in Corona, California, before returning to school to earn a master’s in American History at the University of California, San Diego. After teaching history as an adjunct instructor at several San Diego-area community colleges while also freelancing as a copyeditor for several publishers, Steven joined the Press’s Editorial Department in September 2004.
Stephanie Attia Evans
Senior Manuscript Editor
Stephanie Attia Evans is Senior Manuscript Editor for the University of Oklahoma Press. She collaborates with authors and freelancers to shepherd book projects through the editorial, design, and production process.
Stephanie earned her B.A. in German and European History from the University of California–Davis and her M.A. in German Literature from the University of Massachusetts–Amherst, where she also completed her doctoral coursework. In addition, she holds a degree in Health Sciences and is a Registered Nurse with experience in trauma surgery and organ transplants, urgent care, and travel medicine. Before joining the University of Oklahoma Press, she worked as a manuscript and production editor at the University of Massachusetts Press, Texas A&M University Press, and Oxford University Press.