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Pioneering Women: Leaders and Trailblazers

Texas Woman’s University now offers an interdisciplinary book series focused on the lives and work of courageous women.

The TWU Book Series is published by Texas A&M Press. Books selected by the TWU Book Series editorial committee are passed on to Texas A&M Press for peer review.

Now accepting book proposals

Book Proposal Guidelines

Call for Papers: Texas Women Conservationists

Celebrating the role of women in Texas conservation, we are compiling an edited collection of essays composed by and about Texas women conservationists. Essay topics will include but are not limited to historic explorations of Texas women in the field of conservation; trailblazing Texas women in contemporary conservation; BIPOC women in Texas conservation; conservation as a field in Texas academia; inspiring future generations of Texas women conservationists; career potentials for women in the Texas field of conservation; and Texas women conservationists’ personal reflections.

Please submit a paper title, an abstract of 250–300 words, a projection of your essay’s word count number, a short biography, and contact details to Kimberly C. Merenda at by January 9, 2022. Please e-mail any questions to Kimberly C. Merenda at

About the series

This interdisciplinary book series celebrates the personal and public lives and work of courageous trailblazing women in the arts, sciences, politics, business, education, the military, health sciences, and community service. We seek manuscripts relating to women’s leadership and issues affecting the lives of women. Manuscripts need not be scholarly in genre. These manuscripts may be:

  • monographs
  • edited collections
  • theoretical analyses
  • biographies
  • memoirs
  • illustrated volumes of visual art or photography
  • historical studies
  • contemporary analyses

Pioneering Women: Leaders and Trailblazers falls under the auspices of the Jane Nelson Institute for Women's Leadership.

Send inquiries to General Editor Dr. Sneha Bharadwaj at

Editorial committee

  • Sneha Bharadwaj (General Editor), College of Health Sciences, Communication Sciences and Oral Health professor
  • Christina Bejarano, College of Arts and Sciences, History and Political Science professor
  • Jessica Gullion, associate dean of research, College of Arts and Sciences, Sociology associate professor
  • Christopher Johnson, chief of staff
  • Kimberly Johnson, director of Special Collections, TWU Libraries
  • Kimberly C. Merenda, managing editor, TWU Book Series
  • Kim Miloch, associate dean, College of Health Sciences, Kinesiology professor
  • Donna Scott Tilley, associate dean for Research, College of Nursing, Nursing professor


TWU acknowledges its appreciation to Nancy P. and Thaddeus E. Paup, whose generosity has made the TWU Pioneering Women Book Series possible.