Legacy announces three new editors (from SSAWW-L)

LegacyCoverSmall75ShadowLegacy: A Journal of American Women Writers is happy to announce the addition of three new editors to our team.

Desiree Henderson, of the University of Texas, Arlington, is our new features editor. As many of you know, Legacy features include Profiles, Reprints, From the Archives, and On Culture, and they embody the journal’s commitment to original, archives-based, and theoretically rigorous recovery work.  An accomplished scholar, Desiree has a long history at Legacy, having served as a board member, consultant, and contributor.

Mary Unger, of Ripon College, will serve as our new managing editor.  Mary brings long experience doing such work for American Literary History along with a strong record of scholarship and editorial acumen.

And Amber LaPiana, who is completing her dissertation at Washington State University, joins us as editorial assistant.  Amber remains an editorial associate at Poe Studies and has formerly served at ESQ.

We are excited and grateful to have such superb scholars and editors on the masthead and are looking forward to working with all three of them.

Desiree and Mary assume their roles upon the departure of Robin Cadwallader.  Most recently, Robin worked as Legacy‘s managing and features editors, but she has served the journal for many, many years and at nearly every phase of its production.  We thank Robin deeply for her myriad contributions. I am grateful indeed that we will continue to benefit from her expertise and institutional memory in her new capacity as consulting editor.

Finally, we bid farewell to Lisa M. Thomas. As assistant editor, Lisa has been the bedrock of each Legacy issue on which she has worked.  Her careful eye and encyclopedic knowledge of MLA style will be greatly missed. Both Lisa and Robin have served the journal with great loyalty and generosity, and we thank them profusely for their dedication.


Jennifer S. Tuttle

Editor, Legacy: A Journal of American Women Writers