We are pleased to announce that Martha Bayne will be joining the University of Illinois Press as a senior acquisitions editor to chart the future of our regional trade list and 3 Fields Books. Most recently Martha was a senior editor and marketing director with Belt Publishing, an independent press in Cleveland. With Belt she has published three books of her own, and edited many others. She is also currently the managing editor of South Side Weekly, a nonprofit newspaper dedicated to supporting culture and civic engagement on Chicago’s South Side. She started her publishing career at the University of Chicago Press and developed strong ties to the media community through her work at the Chicago Reader, Chicago Tribune, and Belt Magazine. Martha says, “I’m excited to be joining the Press and returning to the academic publishing community, and looking forward to getting started.”
Please join us in welcoming her!