GRADUCon 2019 - Careers in Editing and Publishing Panel


Do you want to be engaged in the production of cutting-edge scholarly and creative work?  Do you enjoy using your skills in writing, editing, analysis, and project management?  If so, you may be interested in learning about the broad range of career possibilities in publishing and editing. This panel features four UChicago alumni who work in varied sectors of the publishing industry and represent a diverse selection of organizations. The panelists will speak about their day-to-day work and provide of advice for students, postdocs, and alumni looking to explore these paths further.


Gregory Nosan, Executive Director of Publishing, Art Institute of Chicago (PhD English Language and Literature 2000)

Greg Nosan oversees the Art Institute of Chicago’s vigorous program of writing about its exhibitions, history, collections, and research in an ever-broadening range of formats including wall labels, guidebooks for general readers, and ambitious print and digital catalogues. A graduate of Kenyon College, he has taught at the University of Chicago, the Graham School, and the School of the Art Institute and has published on subjects as diverse as landscape architecture and museum practice.

Amanda Ehrhardt, Manuscript Editor, Journal of American Medical Association (MA Humanities 2011)

Amanda first gained an interest in editing and publishing while working as a Student Teaching Assistant in the undergraduate writing center at Westminster College and carried that passion into graduate school at the University of Chicago, where she worked as a Student Acquisitions Assistant at the University of Chicago Press. She began her career as an Editorial Coordinator for Law & Social Inquiry, a quarterly, peer-reviewed sociolegal journal published by the American Bar Foundation. She then moved to her current position as a Manuscript Editor for JAMA Network, where she works on articles in six medical subspecialties: cardiology, psychology, pediatrics, ophthalmology, neurology, and surgery. In her off time she sings in a community chorus, enjoys checking out the Chicago theater scene, and loves to try out new recipes!

Susannah Engstrom, Editorial Associate, UChicago Press (PhD History 2016)

Susannah Engstrom is an editorial associate at the University of Chicago Press, where she has worked on the science studies, music studies, and American history lists. She received her PhD in United States history from the University of Chicago in 2016, and has at various times been a writing teacher, adjunct instructor, and freelance editor. Prior to graduate school, Susannah worked in theater administration, primarily in literary management and dramaturgy. She holds a B.A. in theater arts and history from the University of Pennsylvania.

Brooke Marine, Associate Digital Editor, W Magazine, Condé Nast (MA Humanities 2016)

Brooke Marine is the associate digital editor for W magazine, where she writes about pop culture, film, music, and fashion. Previously, she worked for MTV News, making content for their Snapchat Discover channel. She received her MA in Humanities from the University of Chicago in 2016 and her BS in Media, Culture, and Communication from New York University in 2015.


Andrew Peart, Alumni News Editor, University of Chicago Magazine (PhD English Language and Literature 2018) 

Andrew Peart is the Alumni News Editor at the University of Chicago Magazine.  Andrew joined the Magazine in January 2018. He earned his bachelorʼs degree from Hamilton College and his masterʼs degree and PhD from UChicago in English language and literature. He was previously editor of the literary journal Chicago Review.