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New Lecturer in Publishing Studies

February 25th, 2010 | Posted in Blog | Comments Off on New Lecturer in Publishing Studies

The Stirling Centre for International Publishing and Communication is delighted to welcome a new member of staff, Dr Padmini Ray Murray.

n750105289_3205885_9532_editedPadmini has worked in the publishing industry since 1999, when she joined Seagull Books in Kolkata, India as an editorial intern. Since then, she has been a website content editor, a bookseller, and worked in editorial, sales and marketing roles at a range of companies and organisations which include Canongate Books, the Edinburgh International Book Festival, Ottakars and Edinburgh University Press.

Her interest in publishing is informed both by her industry experience and her background in book history. She has beenĀ an elected member of the Edinburgh Bibliographical Society and published a number of essays in The Edinburgh History of the Book in Scotland: Volume 3, Ambition and Industry 1800-1880 . Her research interests include the colonial history of the book, contemporary academic publishing, the impact of online technologies on the publishing industry and the graphic novel.

Padmini will be teaching on our range of postgraduate publishing programmes, and involved in the Centre’s research.