You may write me down in history
With your bitter, twisted lies,
You may trod me in the very dirt
But still, like dust, I’ll rise. …
Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave,
I am the dream and the hope of the slave.
~ Maya Angelou, “Still I Rise,” 1978.
I enjoy sharing insights about writing and publishing books. I have been a faculty member for twenty years and twelve of those years I served as department chair. I look forward to supporting the next generation of scholars, particularly in race and gender studies or related fields in humanities and social sciences.
Workshops will highlight lessons I have learned from authoring three books and co-editing five. In workshops I will focus on:
*NOTE: I am a publishing consultant, specializing in one-time workshops for academic faculty who are interested in writing books for scholarly presses. I do not do individual coaching, ghost writing, copy editing, fiction, or individual developmental editing. No sessions should be recorded without my written permission.
FOR INQUIRES, EMAIL professorsevans [at] gmail.com
Brief assessment report and 1 hour discussion. Designed to get authors started/refocused on the main message, big picture, and develop plan to move forward.
Panels, usually hosted by university centers for faculty fellows. Discussion with other faculty to offer detailed feedback on completed manuscript draft.
Max 5 people, general, 2-hour discussion. Designed for established informal working groups. Perfect for independent peer-mentoring networks.
Max 5 people. Lecture, guide to develop work plans, and discussion (4 hours half day or 8 hours full day). Designed for university centers, colleges of arts and sciences, our foundation programs that host intensive writing retreats for nonfiction research.
Max 30 people (2 hours). Designed for faculty development centers, writing fellowship programs at humanities centers, foundation mentoring programs, and centers/colleges of arts and sciences that host faculty book manuscript workshops.
University Works-in-Progress Book Workshops & Webinars
Pennsylvania State University. Works-in-Progress Manuscript Review. Panelist. December 2023.
Syracuse University. Works-in-Progress Manuscript Review panelist. July 2023.
Pennsylvania State University. Works-in-Progress Manuscript Review. Panelist. January 2023.
Manuscript Works, Developmental Editing Webinar. Attendee (recorded). December 2022.
Vanderbilt University. Callie House Works-in-Progress Manuscript Retreat. Participant. July 2022.
Georgia State University. Humanities Research Center Faculty Fellows. Participant. May 22-23.
University of Notre Dame. Works-in-Progress Manuscript Review. Panelist. May 2022.
Manuscript Reviews for Press & Published Reviews
New York University Press. February 2023
University of Rochester Press. February 2023.
University Press of Florida. Ongoing. Black Women’s Wellness book series editor. February 2019.
University of Mississippi Press. August 2022.
University Press of Florida. February 2022.
University of Illinois Press. September 2021.
Palimpsest: A Journal on Women, Gender, and the Black International. June 2020.
Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy. November 2015.
University of Illinois Press. January 2011.
SAGE Press. March 2009.
Alta Mira Press. June 2008.
Signs Journal. June 2008.
Review of Educational Research Journal. June 2008.
Oxford University Press. December 2007
Praeger Press. November 2007.
Black Women, Gender and Families. July 2007.
American Educational Review. June 2007.
Florida Historical Quarterly. October 2006.
Historical Higher Education in the South, Press of Florida. August 2006.
Association of Black Women Historians (ABWH) Leticia Woods Book or Article Prize Committee. 2004-06.
American Historical Association Wesley-Logan Book Prize, Committee member. 2004-05.
Florida Humanities Council Grant Program Evaluation. "Hidden Sagas: Stories of Florida's African American Experiences." Tallahassee, FL. March 26, 2005.
Reviewed one article for Sex Roles: A Journal of Research 2004.
Reviewed one special edition of the Journal of Social Issues: A Journal of The Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues. 2001.
Free workshop! WRITE ME DOWN IN HISTORY: SUPPORTING THE WORK OF NEXT GEN SCHOLARS
A BOOK PUBLISHING WORKSHOP FOR FACULTY IN RACE AND GENDER STUDIES
Hosted by Dr. Stephanie Y. Evans, author of Black Women in the Ivory Tower, 1850-1954: An Intellectual History