Emily R. King Named New Senior Editor at Notre Dame Press

The University of Notre Dame Press is delighted to announce that Emily R. King will join the Press effective August 1, 2022, in the position of Senior Religion Editor. “Emily brings an abundance of scholarly and trade publishing experience to Notre Dame Press,” says Stephen Wrinn, director of the Press. “Over her career, she has developed intellectually diverse and visionary lists that balance the highest levels of academic excellence and commercial success. Emily will acquire religion, theology, and philosophy titles that will simultaneously garner critical acclaim and achieve financial sustainability. I look forward to watching her elevate the Press’s reputation in these vital disciplines to an even higher level of prestige, impact, and rigor.”

King is currently an acquisitions editor at Fortress Press in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where she acquired a number of best-selling titles, including Toni Morrison’s Spiritual Vision: Faith, Folktales, and Feminism in Her Life and Literature and Hunting Magic Eels: Recovering an Enchanted Faith in a Skeptical Age, and helped launch the Broadleaf Books trade imprint. Prior to that she served for nearly a decade as an intern, editorial assistant, and associate editor at Baylor University Press in Waco, Texas. King received her Ph.D. in English Literature from Baylor University. 

“The University of Notre Dame has one of the top theology, religion, and philosophy programs in the world and Notre Dame Press has a rich tradition of publishing rigorous and compelling scholarship,” King noted. “I’m thrilled to join the team and look forward to cultivating a list that advances significant conversations and speaks meaningfully to the university’s Catholic identity and academic mission.”


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