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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
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

Submittals do not have to be scholarly works.

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

Send inquiries to General Editor

Editorial committee

  • Claire Sahlin (chair), Graduate School interim dean, Cornaro Professor of Multicultural Women’s and Gender Studies
  • Christina Bejarano, College of Arts and Sciences, History and Political Science professor
  • Sneha Bharadwaj, College of Health Sciences, Communication Sciences and Oral Health associate 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
  • Shannon Mantaro, senior director, Center for Women Entrepreneurs
  • Kimberly C. Merenda, postdoctoral research associate, TWU Book Series
  • Kim Miloch, associate dean, College of Health Sciences, Kinesiology professor
  • Holly Hansen-Thomas, vice provost for Research and Innovation, Teacher Education 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.