About us

The Peter Lang Oxford office is located in the heart of the historic university city and serves authors across the UK and Ireland. We also have a commissioning presence in Dublin.

We publish a wide range of academic titles, including monographs and edited collections. We have particular strengths in modern languages, Irish studies, linguistics and theology. Our catalogue is constantly expanding into different areas, with recently established series in fields such as visual culture, cultural studies, education and religious studies. For more information about series in your subject area, please see the SERIES tab above.

We welcome proposals for new titles in all spheres of the humanities and social sciences. To submit a book proposal, please contact oxford@peterlang.com.





The Peter Lang Oxford commissioning team:

Lucy Melville, Publishing Director (l.melville@peterlang.com)

Lucy has been working in publishing since 1995, and as the UK and Irish Director of Peter Lang since 2011. With overall strategic and commissioning responsibility for the UK and Irish divisions, Lucy also acquires manuscripts in the areas of African development, ethics (including business ethics), religion and theology, media and communication, sport history, trade union history, and British mesolithic and neolithic studies, amongst others. She also commissions books in the history and culture of Scotland, aspects of British identity since 1707, and queer studies. She is always interested in receiving new series ideas, as well as proposals arising from conferences.

Hannah Godfrey, Senior Editor (h.godfrey@peterlang.com)

Hannah began her career in the London office of Yale University Press, where she worked in foreign rights and in the editorial department. She then moved to Oxford University Press as a development editor before taking up a commissioning role at Peter Lang in 2008. She is now the senior editor in the Oxford office and commissions in the areas of French studies, Italian studies, Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American studies, Russian studies and comparative literature. She would also welcome proposals in the areas of European children’s literature, history of the book and crime fiction, particularly with a comparative focus.

Laurel Plapp, PhD, Senior Commissioning Editor (l.plapp@peterlang.com)

Laurel began working in the publishing industry in 1995 and has been employed in trade, educational and academic publishing. She completed her PhD in German and French literature in 2005 and joined Peter Lang in 2010. Her core commissioning areas are German studies, English literature, cultural studies, film studies, art history and linguistics, and she manages specialized series in exile studies, memory studies, science fiction, women’s writing, transnationalism, race and resistance, and translation studies. She has recently launched a new book series in Australian studies and is currently developing our publishing programme in East Asian studies. She welcomes proposals in all of these areas.

Christabel Scaife, Senior Commissioning Editor, Ireland (c.scaife@peterlang.com)

Christabel worked for Palgrave Macmillan as a commissioning editor before joining Peter Lang in 2010. She is based in Dublin where she is responsible for building up the Irish studies list, as well as commissioning across a wide range of other subjects including education, theology, English literature, medieval and Renaissance studies and sociolinguistics. She is keen to discuss new ideas and research and would particularly welcome enquiries from scholars based in Ireland, as well as anyone working in the subject areas mentioned above.

Alessandra Anzani, Commissioning Editor, Latin America (a.anzani@peterlang.com)

Alessandra started her career in publishing at Peter Lang Oxford in 2012. In 2016 she became responsible for the publisher’s expansion into Latin America, and she is building up a list in a wide range of subjects across the humanities and social sciences in the region. She is always keen to receive new series ideas and book proposals from scholars based in Latin America and the US, where she is currently based.


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International Academic Publishers
52 St Giles
United Kingdom

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