Meet Katie LaPlant!

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Katie LaPlant acquires books in English Language Teaching, Applied Linguistics, Pedagogy, Writing, German Studies, and Asian Studies. She also works with scholars on innovative digital projects, from digital-born books to exciting new teaching tools. Her work involves providing editorial feedback on content and scholarship and developmental editing for pedagogical work. She is especially interested in producing scholarship that encourages learning and supports the growth of students and scholars. 

Katie’s own area of research is in eighteenth-century British history, with a focus on women, crime, social class, and the social world of London. She also teaches upper-level courses in history and undergraduate and graduate courses on writing and research methods. Prior to joining the University of Michigan Press team, Katie lectured in the Department of History at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She received her Ph.D. in History from The University of Michigan in 2021 and an MA in History and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies from Bowling Green State University in 2014. 

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Katie's Recently Published Books

Rachael Cayley, Thriving as a Graduate Writer: Principles, Strategies, and Habits for Effective Academic Writing, 2023.

Sandra Silberstein, Barbara K. Dobson, and Mark A. Clarke, Reader’s Choice, 6th Edition, 2023.

Robert Kohls and Christine Pearson Casanave, Editors, Perspectives on Good Writing in Applied Linguistics and TESOL, 2023. 

Katie's Recently Acquired Titles

Mohammed Albakry and Clint Bryan, Recommending Students and Colleagues: Writing Academic Reference Letters, (Forthcoming, Spring 2024).

Christine Feak and John Swales, Academic Writing for Graduate Students, 4th Edition (Forthcoming, Spring 2025).

Dana Ferris, Grant Eckstein, Betsy Gilliland, Editors, Responding to Writing: A Practical Sourcebook for Instructors (Forthcoming, Fall 2025).