Three Promotions for the UNC Press Acquisitions Team

As part of an ambitious strategic growth plan to commence its second century of excellence in university press publishing, UNC Press is delighted to announce three promotions to editor for current members of the Press’s acquisitions team: Andrew Winters, Andreína Fernández, and María García.

Andrew Winters joined the Press in 2017 and was most recently associate editor. Prior to joining the Press staff, he earned a MA in history from North Carolina Central University. As editor, Andrew will support a strategic expansion of the Press’s prestigious history list, with a particular interest in cultural and social history, including both United States and global history. Andrew will also acquire in African American history and culture and performance studies. He will also be liaison for UNC Press’s new publishing partnership with Reacting Consortium, Inc., based at Barnard College, for its series of “Reacting to the Past” game-based history textbooks.

“I am very excited for this opportunity, especially as we reach such a milestone year for UNC Press. With great enthusiasm, I look forward to helping further expand the narratives and reach of our history lists as well as working with authors, Press partners, and colleagues as we continue to produce high quality books that have been the hallmark of UNC Press,” said Winters.

Andrew Winters

Andreína Fernández joined the UNC Press staff in 2020 and was most recently acquisitions assistant. Andreína earned a MA in Women’s Studies from the University of Florida with a certificate in Latin American studies. She is an accomplished Spanish/English translator and came to the Press with previous experience as a freelance editor and intern at the University Press of Florida. Andreina will acquire in the fields of American studies, Latin American and Caribbean studies, and gender and sexuality studies, including oversight of the Press’s long-running Latin America in Translation series, sponsored by the University of North Carolina-Duke University Consortium in Latin American and Caribbean Studies.  

“It’s a great joy to be acquiring in these vibrant and complex fields that I feel so personally invested in. I am eager to expand our existing lists and publish innovative, accessible work across a wide range of disciplines. I look forward to being a resource to authors with projects at all stages of development and working to demystify the publishing process,” Fernández said.

Andreína Fernández

María García came to UNC Press in 2021 as assistant editor after working previously at MIT Press and Princeton University Press. María holds a BA in anthropology from Brown University. As editor, María will help lead a strategic expansion of the Press’s existing lists in anthropology and interdisciplinary environmental studies. She will also lead the creation of new lists in science, technology, and society and media studies.

“I am honored to step into this role at such a key juncture in the life of the Press, and I am thrilled to draw on my experiences to shepherd in an era of UNC Press publishing that includes exciting new list areas and expanded commitments in other fields,” García said.

María García

“These three dynamic early-career professionals are not the future of the UNC Press list–they are its vibrant present,” said Mark Simpson-Vos, Wyndham Robertson Editorial Director. “Each in their own way, Andrew, Andreína, and María have already helped to expand and reshape our thinking of what UNC Press can and should do to serve our reading publics. But the best is undoubtedly to come. With their skill and commitment, we intend to increase the impact of our publishing program by reaching new audiences inside and outside the academy, from North Carolina to the nation to the rest of the world.” 

As the first university press in the South and one of the first public university presses in the nation, UNC Press marks its centennial in 2022.