Meet the Staff

Jamia Wilson is the executive director and publisher of the Feminist Press. She is the author of Young, Gifted, and Black and Step Into Your Power, coauthor of Road Map for Revolutionaries, and wrote the introduction and oral history to Together We Rise: Behind the Scenes at the Protest Heard Around the World. She is the recipient of the 2018 NYU Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Distinguished Alumnae Award, the Planned Parenthood Southeast "Legend in the Making" award, and her work has appeared in numerous publications, including the New York Times, Essence, Rookie, Refinery29, CNN, the Washington Post, Elle, and more.

Lucia Brown is the senior external relations manager and internship coordinator for the Feminist Press. She is a graduate of Ithaca College where she studied international communications and gender studies. She is a communications volunteer for We Need Diverse Books and former member of the NOW-NYC Activist Alliance. Originally from Maine, she currently lives in Queens. She strongly encourages you to follow FP on Twitter and on Instagram. lucia[at]feministpress[dot]org or 212-817-7928.

Dorsa Djalilzadeh is the executive operations and development coordinator at the Feminist Press. She double majored in feminist and gender studies and political science at Colorado College. Dorsa lives in Brooklyn, where she spends her time eating hot cheetos and petting cats on stoops. dorsa[at]feministpress[dot]org or 212-817-7929.

Lauren Rosemary Hook is the senior editor at the Feminist Press. She also manages foreign rights and oversees production. She graduated from the University of Georgia where she studied Spanish, Latin American Caribbean studies, and international affairs. lauren[at]feministpress[dot]org or 212-817-7922.

Jisu Kim is the senior marketing, sales, and publicity manager at the Feminist Press. She oversees the marketing life of a book, from its beginnings as an ISBN to becoming course adopted and a backlist gem. She is a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College, where she studied comparative literature and political theory, and now lives in Brooklyn. jisu[at]feministpress[dot]org or 212-817-7918.

Sophia Booth Magnone is the development manager at the Feminist Press and a Mellon/ACLS Public Fellow. She received her PhD in literature from the University of California Santa Cruz. Originally from Chicago, she now lives and bikes in San Francisco. sophia[at]feministpress[dot]org.

Maggie McVey is the publicity and marketing assistant at the Feminist Press. Her background is in journalism, and she obtained her bachelor's in print and magazine journalism from SUNY Plattsburgh in 2016, before entering the MS in Publishing: Print & Digital Media program at New York University. Originally from upstate New York, she is proud to now call Brooklyn home. maggie[at]feministpress.org.

Crystal Song is the executive and program assistant at the Feminist Press. She graduated from Columbia University, where she studied history and ethnic studies. crystal[at]feministpress.org.

Drew Stevens is the art director at the Feminist Press. He joined the Feminist Press staff in 2008. Hailing from Louisville, Kentucky, he has lived in New York for over 20 years and has been designing books for over 25. Some of his book designs can be viewed on his website studiodrew.nyc. drew[at]feministpress[dot]org or 212-817-7931.

Nick Whitney is an editorial assistant at the Feminist Press. Nick studied sociology and educational studies at Tufts University, and now lives in Queens. nick[at]feministpress[dot]org or 212-817-7926.

STAFF PICKS

Jamia: I LOVE MYSELF WHEN I AM LAUGHING by Zora Neale Hurston, edited by Alice Walker

Lucia: INTO THE GO-SLOW by Bridgett M. Davis

Dorsa: THE ILIAC CREST by Cristina Rivera Garza, translated by Sarah Booker

Lauren: THÉRÈSE AND ISABELLE by Violette Leduc, translated by Sophie Lewis

Jisu: TESTO JUNKIE by Paul B. Preciado, translated by Bruce Benderson

Sophia: WE WERE WITCHES by Ariel Gore

Drew: AGAINST MEMOIR by Michelle Tea

Crystal: GO HOME! edited by Rowan Hisayo Buchanan

Nick: BEIJING COMRADES by Bei Tong, translated by Scott E. Myers