Shows marginalized scholars how to prioritize mental health while completing a book manuscript.
I enjoy sharing insights about writing and publishing books. I have been a faculty member for twenty years and twelve of those years I served as department chair. I look forward to supporting the next generation of scholars, particularly in race and gender studies or related fields in humanities and social sciences.
Workshops will highlight lessons I have learned from authoring three books and co-editing five. In workshops I will focus on:
*NOTE: I am a publishing consultant, specializing in one-time workshops for academic faculty who are interested in writing books for scholarly presses. I do not do individual coaching, ghost writing, copy editing, fiction, or individual developmental editing.
FOR INQUIRES, EMAIL professorsevans [at] gmail.com
Brief assessment report and 1 hour discussion.
Panels, usually hosted by university centers for faculty fellows. Discussion with other faculty to offer detailed feedback.
Max 5 people, general, 2-hour discussion with established informal working group. Perfect for peer-mentoring networks.
Max 5 people. Lecture, work plans, and discussion (4 hours half day or 8 hours full day).
Max 30 people (2 hours, no recording).
University Works-in-Progress Book Workshops & Webinars
University of Notre Dame. Works-in-Progress Manuscript Review. Panelist. May 2022.
Georgia State University. Humanities Research Center Faculty Fellows. Participant. May 2022-May 2023.
Vanderbilt University. Callie House Works-in-Progress Manuscript Retreat. Participant. July 2022.
Manuscript Works, Developmental Editing Webinar. Attendee (recorded). December 2022.
Pennsylvania State University. Works-in-Progress Manuscript Review. Panelist. January 2023.
Syracuse University. Works-in-Progress Manuscript Review panelist. July 2023.
Manuscript Reviews for Press & Published Reviews
New York University Press. February 2023
University of Rochester Press. February 2023.
University Press of Florida. Ongoing. Black Women’s Wellness book series editor. February 2019.
University of Mississippi Press. August 2022.
University Press of Florida. February 2022.
University of Illinois Press. September 2021.
Palimpsest: A Journal on Women, Gender, and the Black International. June 2020.
Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy. November 2015.
University of Illinois Press. January 2011.
SAGE Press. March 2009.
Alta Mira Press. June 2008.
Signs Journal. June 2008.
Review of Educational Research Journal. June 2008.
Oxford University Press. December 2007
Praeger Press. November 2007.
Black Women, Gender and Families. July 2007.
American Educational Review. June 2007.
Florida Historical Quarterly. October 2006.
Historical Higher Education in the South, Press of Florida. August 2006.
Association of Black Women Historians (ABWH) Leticia Woods Book or Article Prize Committee. 2004-06.
American Historical Association Wesley-Logan Book Prize, Committee member. 2004-05.
Florida Humanities Council Grant Program Evaluation. "Hidden Sagas: Stories of Florida's African American Experiences." Tallahassee, FL. March 26, 2005.
Reviewed one article for Sex Roles: A Journal of Research 2004.
Reviewed one special edition of the Journal of Social Issues: A Journal of The Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues. 2001.
SUPPORTING THE WORK OF NEXT GEN SCHOLARS
A BOOK PUBLISHING WORKSHOP FOR FACULTY IN RACE AND GENDER STUDIES
Hosted by Dr. Stephanie Y. Evans, author of Black Women in the Ivory Tower, 1850-1954: An Intellectual History
TO REGISTER, CLICK HERE
“The function, the very serious function of racism is distraction. It keeps you from doing your work." ~ Toni Morrison
You may write me down in history
With your bitter, twisted lies,
You may trod me in the very dirt
But still, like dust, I’ll rise. …
Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave,
I am the dream and the hope of the slave.
~ Maya Angelou, “Still I Rise.”
WORKSHOP: A WRITING TEACH-IN
This online workshop will be a mentoring space for the next generation of faculty in race and gender studies. Workshop registration will prioritize the most vulnerable university educators in marginalized fields (like African American Studies or Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies) where scholarship is under attack and devalued. The “Anti-Woke” censorship of African American Studies, Intersectionality, and Black Feminism is designed to silence scholarship that unpacks the roots of oppression by having a chilling effect on interest in reading, writing, and teaching critical history or theory. In short, censorship and intimidation are designed to keep us from doing our work.
This 1-hour online mentoring workshop supports instructional faculty working in higher education who may feel especially uneasy in times when race and gender studies are (again, as always) under a microscope. This is exactly the time we must make our voices heard! If you are working on a book proposal or book-length manuscript in race and gender studies--particularly on projects informed by Intersectionality and Black Feminism--register for this workshop to learn more about strategies to complete your book project despite the chaos of these trying times.
Dr. Stephanie Y. Evans, author of three books and co-editor of five (at three different university presses), will offer insights about academic book publishing including: how to maintain wellness and balance; placing publication in career context; demystifying the book proposal process; locating resources and building networks. Along with self-care and communal care, acts of intellectual care are vital to ensure continued growth of race and gender studies as well as related disciplines in humanities and social sciences that benefit from our vibrant scholarship.
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