book series

PLEASE NOTE: Queries and proposals for ALL 5 Sense series should be emailed to Shalen Lowell, Dr. Leavy’s assistant at shalenlowell@gmail.com. Once a proposal package is in good order Shalen will forward them to Dr. Leavy for review.

Personal/Public Scholarship (Sense Publishers)

Patricia Leavy, Series Creator and Editor

International Editorial Board

Carolyn Ellis, University of South Florida, USA
Donna Y. Ford, Vanderbilt University, USA
Henry Giroux, McMaster University, Canada
Stacy Holman Jones, Monash University, Australia
Sut Jhally, University of Massachusetts, USA
Kip Jones, Bournemouth University, UK
Jean Kilbourne, Wellesley Centers for Women, USA
Peter Mclaren, Chapman University, USA

The Personal/Public Scholarship book series values: 1. Public scholarship (scholarship that is accessible to academic and popular audiences), and 2. The interconnections between the personal and public in all areas of social, economic and political life. Toward these ends there is an open call for book proposals (no deadline, proposals will be considered on a rolling basis),

We are looking for textbooks, monographs and anthologies (original material only). All books must have course adoption potential for consideration. Autoethnographic works will be considered if they have course adoption potential. We are open to all substantive topics and are especially interested in books in the fields of American studies, communication, education, media studies, sociology, psychology and women’s/gender studies. We can envision monographs on topics including but certainly not limited to:

  • Bullying
  • Public education
  • Globalization
  • Politics
  • Popular culture
  • Sexuality
  • Violence

We can envision textbooks on topics including but certainly not limited to:

  • Intro to media or pop culture studies
  • Practicing public sociology
  • Teaching critical thinking
  • Problem-based learning

Writing styles may vary but all books must be written accessibly. Social justice perspectives are particularly sought. We encourage submissions from international authors. Authors/Editors must hold a PhD or its equivalent).

TO SUBMIT: fill out the Sense Proposal form which you can download from their website (sensepublishers dot com) or get from the editor’s assistant. Please send the form along with your CV to the editor’s assistant Shalen Lowell at shalenlowell@gmail.com.

Please make sure your proposal form includes (proposals that do not include these features cannot be considered for this series):

  • A Proposed Table of Contents
  • Market: In what classes will the book be used? Will it be a primary or secondary text?
  • Competing Books: Please do your homework– what are the competing books in the field?  (include all pertinent publishing info and note how your book differs)
  • Draft Manuscript Completion Date (please be realistic)

If you have a complete or semi-complete manuscript please send the first chapter. If you do not have a strong publishing record and are submitting a proposal without a sample chapter, you may be asked to submit a writing sample before a final decision can be made (at the editor’s discretion).

Please note we are looking for original material only (we cannot consider previously published work). Also, please note all authors will be expected to comply with the Sense style guidelines. We expect published books to range from 150-250 printed pages.
Teaching Writing book series (Sense Publishers)
Patricia Leavy, Series Creator and Editor

The Teaching Writing series publishes short instructional guides to how to write well in different areas (100-125 pages). The books are intended for academic audiences and must have course adoption potential.

International Editorial Board

Liza Ann Acosta, North Park University, USA
Sandra Faulkner, Bowling Green State University, USA
Lee Gutkind, Arizona State University, USA
Anne Harris, Monash University, Australia
Yvonna S. Lincoln, Texas A&M University, USA
David Manderson, University of West Scotland, UK
Ronald Pelias, Southern Illinois University, USA
Rita Rud, Washington State University, USA
Candace Stout, The Ohio State University, USA
Jonathan Wyatt, The University of Edinburgh, UK

Series authors must have a demonstrated publishing record and must hold a PhD, MFA or the equivalent.

Books Published to Date

Writing for Performance by Anne Harris and Stacy Holman Jones

Writing the Personal: Getting your Stories onto the Page by Sandra L. Faulkner and Sheila Squillante

Writing Successful Grant Proposals by Ellen W. Gorsevski

Writing Ethnography by Jessica Smartt Gullion

Writing a Graduate Thesis or Dissertation by Lorrie Blair

Teaching Race & Ethnicity (Sense Publishers)

Patricia Leavy, Series Creator and Editor

The Teaching Race & Ethnicity series publishes books that deal centrally with race and/or ethnicity and are intended to be used in college classes. Books should be of significant value to the teaching of race and/or ethnicity. The series aims to promote social justice perspectives and will be published by Sense Publishers, leaders in educational research.

International Editorial Board

Theodorea Regina Berry, Mercer University, USA
Owen Crankshaw, University of Cape Town, South Africa
Payi Linda Ford, Charles Darwin University, Australia
Patricia Hill Collins, University of Maryland, USA
Virinder Kalra, University of Manchester, UK
Marvin Lynn, Indiana University, USA
Nuria Rosich, Barcelona University (Emerita), Spain
Beverley Anne Yamamoto, Osaka University, Japan

If you are interested in submitting a proposal or a completed manuscript please
use the following format:

Topic and Proposed Title

Brief Description of Book Content

Proposed Table of Contents

Market: In what classes will the book be used? Will it be a primary or secondary text?

Short Bio for each author/editor noting relevant qualifications (Authors/Editors must
hold a PhD or its equivalent).

Draft Manuscript Completion Date (please be realistic)

If you have a complete or semi-complete manuscript please also send the first 1-2 chapters. If you are submitting a proposal without sample chapters for a monograph you may be asked to submit a sample chapter before a decision can be made.

Please note we are looking for original material only (we cannot consider previously published work). Also, please note all authors will be expected to comply with the Sense style guidelines. We expect book to be approximately 200 printed pages with an estimated 450 words per page when tabulated using Sense’s style guidelines.

Please send queries or full proposals for monographs or edited volumes to Shalen Lowell, assistant to series
editor, Patricia Leavy.

Books Published to Date

Trayvon Martin, Race and American Justice: Writing Wrong Edited by Kenneth K. Fasching-Varner, Rema E. Reynolds, Katrice A. Albert and Lori L. Martin

Displacement, Identity and Belonging: An Arts-Based, Auto/Biographical Portrayal of Ethnicity and Experience by Alexandra J. Cutcher

Understanding Israel/Palestine by Eve Spangler

Race in the Vampire Narrative by U. Melissa Anyiwo

Teaching Gender (Sense Publishers)

Patricia Leavy, Series Creator and Editor

The Teaching Gender series publishes books that deal with centrally gender and are intended to be used in college classes. Books should be of significant value to the teaching of gender. The series aims to promote social justice perspectives and will be published by Sense Publishers, leaders in educational research.

International Editorial Board

Tony E. Adams, Northeastern Illinois University, USA
Paula Banerjee, University of Calcutta, India
Nitza Berkovitch, Ben Gurion University, Israel
Robin Boylorn, University of Alabama, USA
Máiréad Dunne, University of Sussex, UK
Mary Holmes, Flinders University, Australia
Laurel Richardson, Ohio State University, Emerita, USA
Sophie Tamas, Queen’s University in Kingston, Canada

If you are interested in submitting a proposal or a completed manuscript please
use the following format:

Topic and Proposed Title

Brief Description of Book Content

Proposed Table of Contents

Market: In what classes will the book be used? Will it be a primary or secondary text?

Short Bio for each author/editor noting relevant qualifications (Authors/Editors must
hold a PhD or its equivalent).

Draft Manuscript Completion Date (please be realistic)

If you have a complete or semi-complete manuscript please also send the first 1-2 chapters. If you are submitting a proposal without sample chapters for a monograph you may be asked to submit a sample chapter before a decision can be made.

Please note we are looking for original material only (we cannot consider previously published work). Also, please note all authors will be expected to comply with the Sense style guidelines. We expect book to be approximately 200 printed pages with an estimated 450 words per page when tabulated using Sense’s style guidelines.

Please send queries or full proposals for monographs or edited volumes to Shalen Lowell, assistant to series
editor, Patricia Leavy.

Series Books to Date

Teaching Gender through Latin American, Latino and Iberian Texts and Cultures Edited by Leila Gómez,Asunción  Horno-Delgado, Mary K. Long, and Núria Silleras-Fernández    

Feminist Theory and Pop Culture Edited by Adrienne Trier-Bieniek

Gender Lessons by Scott Richardson

Gender Relations in Sport Edited by Emily Roper

Gender & Pop Culture: A Text-Reader Edited by Adrienne Trier-Bieniek and Patricia Leavy

Sexting: Gender and Teens by Judith Davidson

Social Fictions (Sense Publishers)

Patricia Leavy, Series Creator and Editor

https://www.sensepublishers.com/catalogs/bookseries/social-fictions-series/

The Social Fictions series emerges out of the arts-based research movement. The series includes full-length fiction books that are informed by social research but written in a literary/artistic form (novels, plays, and short story collections). Believing there is much to learn through fiction, the series only includes works written entirely in the literary medium adapted. Each book includes an academic introduction that explains the research and teaching that informs the book as well as how the book can be used in college courses. The books are underscored with social science or other scholarly perspectives and intended to be relevant to the lives of college students—to tap into important issues in the unique ways that artistic or literary forms can.

International Editorial Board

Carl Bagley, University of Durham, UK
Anna Banks, University of Idaho, USA
Carolyn Ellis, University of South Florida, USA
Rita Irwin, University of British Columbia, Canada
J. Gary Knowles, University of Toronto, Canada
Laurel Richardson, The Ohio State University (Emeritus), USA

Due to the high numbers of submissions received and the nature of fiction, only complete manuscripts will be considered. Authors are expected to have a PhD or its equivalent. To submit, email a draft of the academic introduction/preface (what the book is about, why you wrote it and how it can be used in college classes) and the first 10 pages of the ms.

Series Books to Date

Low-Fat Love by Patricia Leavy

Athabasca’s Going Unmanned: An Ethnodrama about Incarcerated Youth by Diane Conrad

Sailing in a Concrete Boat: A Teacher’s Journey by Carl Leggo

American Circumstance by Patricia Leavy

Zombie Seed and the Butterfly Blues: A Case of Social Justice by Robin P. Clair

Unfolding the Unexpectedness of Uncertainty: Creative Nonfiction and the Lives of Becoming Teachers by Anita Sinner

Zero Tolerance and Other Plays: Disrupting Xenophobia, Racism and Homophobia in School by Tara Goldstein

October Birds: A Novel about Pandemic Influenza, Infection Control and First Responders by Jessica Smartt Gullion

Heartland: A Historical Drama about the Internment of German-Americans in the United States During WWII by Lojo Simon and Anita Simons

Arts-based research, autoethnography and music education: Singing through a culture of marginalization by miroslav pavle manovski

Critical Plays by Anne Harris and Christine Sinclaire

Scars: A Black Lesbian Experience in Rural White New England by A. Breeze Harper

Family Stories, Poetry, and Women’s Work: Knit Four, Frog One (Poems)by Sandra L. Faulkner

Blackeyed: Plays and Monologues by Mary E. Weems

Low-Fat Love: Expanded Anniversary Edition by Patricia Leavy

The Male Clock: A Futuristic Novel about a Fertility Crisis, Gender Politics, and Identity by William Marsiglio and Kendra Siler-Marsiglio

White Bread: Weaving Cultural Past into the Present by Christine Sleeter

Blue by Patricia Leavy

If the Truth Be Told: Accounts in Literary forms by Ronald J. Pelias

American Circumstance: Anniversary Edition by Patricia Leavy

Understanding Qualitative Research (Oxford University Press)

Patricia Leavy, Series Editor
http://www.oup.com/us/catalog/general/series/UnderstandingStatistics/?view=usa

The Understanding Qualitative Research series focuses on the process of writing-up social research. The books provide researchers with guides to understanding, writing and evaluating qualitative research. Each volume demonstrates how research should be represented, including how to write up the methodology as well as the research findings. Volumes also review how to appropriately evaluate published qualitative research. In-depth examples are provided in each volume.

The Understanding Research series focuses on the process of writing-up social research. The series is broken down into three categories: statistics, measurement, and qualitative. The books provide researchers with guides to understanding, writing and evaluating social research. Each volume demonstrates how research should be represented, including how to write up the methodology as well as the research findings. Volumes also review how to appropriately evaluate published research. In-depth examples are provided in each volume.

Series Books to Date

Oral History by Patricia Leavy

The Fundamentals of Qualitative Research by Johnny Saldana

The Internet by Christine Hine

Duoethnography by Rick Sawyer and Joe Norris

Qualitative Interviewing by Svend Brinkmann

Focus Group Discussions by Monique Hennink

Qualitative Disaster Research by Brenda Phillips

Autoethnography by Tony E. Adams, Stacy Holman Jones and Carolyn Ellis

Analysis of the Cognitive Interview in Questionnaire Design by Gordon B. Willis

Video Methods by Anne Harris

Research to the Point (Oxford University Press)

Patricia Leavy, Series Creator and Editor

Proposals by Invitation

International Editorial Board

Kakali Bhattacharya, Kansas State University
Julianne Cheek, Østfold University College
Cynthia Dillard, University of Georgia
Marianne Fallon, Central Connecticut State University
Kathleen Geher, SUNY New Paltz
Jennifer Greene, University of Illinois at Champaign
Anne Harris, Monash University
William Edward Wagner III, California State University, Channel Islands

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