Design and Visual Culture, Acquisitions Editor
Victoria joined the MIT Press in 2016 after working in publishing and the arts for two decades in both the USA and Europe. She commissions work in visual culture and design. Interested as much in transformative scholarship as in the ways that visual and material culture impact our daily lives, Victoria seeks exceptional writing that is rigorously researched and culturally relevant. She is particularly interested in politically engaged global discourses that center underrepresented perspectives.
She often works with authors who demonstrate how visual and material culture are central to meaning-making, and how meaning-making is central to the production of knowledge. Many of the books on her list probe the ways that visual and material culture are inscribed with power and examine what is at stake in that power.
Victoria co-founded and leads the MIT Press Grant Program for Diverse Voices, which provides direct financial support to MIT Press authors who have been chronically underrepresented in their fields.
In collaboration with Brown University Digital Publications, Victoria and the MIT Press will launch the On Seeing visual culture publication series in 2024. On Seeing develops knowledge about how and what we see—and what remains hidden from view—is related to equity and justice.
Victoria can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Due to the volume of inquiries, a definitive response may require eight to ten weeks.
A Black Gaze: Artists Changing How We See by Tina M. Campt; Designing Motherhood: Things that Make and Break Our Births by Michelle Fisher and Amber Winick; White Sight: Visual Politics and Practices of Whiteness by Nicholas Mirzoeff; In the Black Fantastic by Ekow Eshun; Decolonizing Design: A Cultural Justice Guidebook by Elizabeth (Dori) Tunstall; The New Designer: Rejecting Myths, Embracing Change by Manuel Lima; Design after Capitalism by Matthew Wizinsky; Architectures of Spatial Justice by Dana Cuff; A New Vision for Islamic Pasts and Futures by Shahzad Bashir; Postsensual Aesthetics: On the Logic of the Curatorial by James Voorhies; #You Know You’re Black in France When...The Fact of Everyday Antiblackness by Trica Keaton; Visual Culture by Alexis Boylan; Gender(s) by Kathryn Bond Stockton; and Free Berlin: Art Urban Politics and Everyday Life by Briana J. Smith.
Victoria acquires a limited number of edited collections, usually in collaboration with a co-publisher on a vital emerging topic. Edited volumes include Critical Care: Architecture and Urbanism for a Broken Planet, edited by Angelika Fitz and Elke Krasny with the Architekturzentrum Wien; Sex Ecologies edited by Stefanie Hessler with Kunsthall Trondheim (Norway) and the Seed Box (Sweden) and Design to Live: Everyday Inventions from a Refugee Camp edited by Azra Aksamija, Raafat Majzoub and Melina Philippou with the MIT Future Heritage Lab.