Gita Manaktala

Gita Manaktala

Executive Editor at Large


Gita acquires books on a wide range of topics and works with the editors of our Information Policy and Strong Ideas series, among others. Her interests include information science, critical data studies, journalism and news, networked communication, privacy, and access to knowledge. Gita can be reached at

Recent Acquisitions:

How We Give Now  by Lucy Bernholz, Red Lines  by Cherian George and Sonny Liew, The Distance Cure  by Hannah Zeavin, Atlas of Forecasts  by Katy Börner, Digital Suffragists  by Marie Tessier, Command and Persuade  by Peter Baldwin, The Digital Environment  by Pablo Boczkowski and Eugenia Mitchelstein, Media Disrupted  by Amanda Lotz, The Typographic Medium  by Kate Brideau, Annotation  by Remi Kalir and Antero Garcia, The Promise of Access  by Daniel Greene, Data Feminism  by Catherine D’Ignazio and Lauren Klein, Design Justice  by Sasha Costanza-Chock, Coding Democracy  by Maureen Webb, Knowledge Justice  edited by Sofia Leung and Jorge R. López-McKnight, You Are Here  by Whitney Phillips and Ryan M. Milner, Artificial Unintelligence: How Computers Misunderstand the World  by Meredith Broussard, Designing an Internet  by David D. Clark, The Blockchain and the New Architecture of Trust  by Kevin Werbach.

How We Give Now

Lucy Bernholz

October 12, 2021

Red Lines

Cherian George, Sonny Liew

August 31, 2021

The Distance Cure

Hannah Zeavin, John Durham Peters

August 17, 2021

Data Feminism

Catherine D'Ignazio, Lauren F. Klein

March 10, 2020

Beyond Data

Elizabeth M. Renieris

February 7, 2023

More than a Glitch

Meredith Broussard

March 14, 2023

The New Fire

Ben Buchanan, Andrew Imbrie

March 8, 2022

The Digital Closet

Alexander Monea, Violet Blue

April 12, 2022

Cloud Empires

Vili Lehdonvirta

September 27, 2022

Connected in Isolation

Eszter Hargittai

November 8, 2022

Social Engineering

Robert W. Gehl, Sean T Lawson

March 8, 2022


Kate Eichhorn

May 10, 2022