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Andrew Kinney joins the MIT Press as Senior Acquisitions Editor in Physical Sciences, Math, and Engineering

Kinney joins us from Harvard University Press and will further MIT Press’s legacy of publishing high-impact scholarship in physics, chemistry, mathematics, engineering, and more

We are pleased to announce that Andrew Kinney will join the MIT Press as senior acquisitions editor in physical sciences, math, and engineering, effective October 2. In this role, Kinney will continue the Press’s legacy of publishing high-impact trade books, research monographs, and textbooks in physics, astronomy, chemistry, materials science, mathematics, statistics, and engineering. 

Senior Acquisitions Editor Andrew Kinney.

“I’m thrilled to be joining the editorial team at the MIT Press. Its commitment to publishing books that explore the innovations of today and the ideas of tomorrow is unparalleled,” says Kinney. “I look forward to working with writers to produce smart and provocative books that help readers think about science, mathematics, and engineering in new ways.”

Kinney joins us from Harvard University Press where, as General Editor, he developed a broad list of books in the sciences and social sciences. Andrew’s many exceptional publications include Nicole Fleetwood’s Marking Time (winner of a National Book Critics’ Circle Award), Viet Thanh Nguyen’s Nothing Ever Dies (finalist for the National Book Award and for a National Book Critics’ Circle Award), and Michael Tomasello’s Becoming Human (winner of the William James Book Award of the American Psychological Association). 

Gita Manaktala, editorial director at the MIT Press, heralds Kinney’s arrival, saying “We are excited to welcome Andrew to the MIT Press. His ability to find and develop compelling, award-winning books makes him the ideal editorial partner for innovative researchers whose work deserves a wide readership.”

At the MIT Press, Kinney will assume responsibility for an award-winning trade science program and backlist, including recent highlights like Shohini Ghose’s Her Space, Her Time: How Trailblazing Women Scientists Decoded the Hidden Universe, Ashley Jean Yeager’s Bright Galaxies Dark Matter, and Beyond: The Life of Astronomer Vera Rubin, Clifford Johnson’s The Dialogues: Conversations about the Nature of the Universe, Heather Einhorn and Adam Stafforoni’s The Curie Society graphic novel series, Philip Ball’s The Beauty of Chemistry: Art, Wonder, and Science, and Joel David Hamkins’ Proof and the Art of Mathematics. Recent textbooks include Barton Zwiebach’s Mastering Quantum Mechanics, James G. Anderson’s University Chemistry, and Ayush Bhandari, Achuta Kadambi, and Ramesh Raskar’s Computational Imaging

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