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Books about Hartford the Focus of a New Collaboration between University of Hartford and Wesleyan University Press

The University of Hartford and Wesleyan University Press have established a new publishing collaboration—a book series to be known as HartfordBooks. The series will focus on the history, culture, society, economic life, politics, and people of Hartford, Connecticut’s capital city.   

The University of Hartford has established an Editorial Board for HartfordBooks. Wesleyan University Press will be the publisher of record. “It is fitting that our University, which carries the name of this city, will help bring increased scholarly and popular attention to Hartford,” said University of Hartford President Walter Harrison. “It also is exciting to enter this collaboration with our friends at Wesleyan University Press. We are deeply grateful to the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving for its generosity in awarding a grant to support this work and its confidence in this new endeavor.”

For nearly six decades, Wesleyan University Press has been publishing books on poetry, music, dance, science fiction studies, film, and regional studies. Suzanna Tamminen, director of Wesleyan University Press, said, “I am delighted that we can use our rich history of publishing expertise in service of our state community and scholars around the globe. We welcome the opportunity to foster scholarship on a city that is too often overlooked.”

Tamminen will join Dominic Fulco III, vice-chair of the University’s Board of Regents and a shareholder in the law firm Reid and Reige, Hartford Courant columnist and WNPR radio personality Colin McEnroe, and six University of Hartford faculty members on the HartfordBooks editorial board. They are:

  • Warren Goldstein, professor of history in the University’s College of Arts and Sciences (A&S) and Editorial Board chair;
  • Susan Coleman, professor of finance in the University’s Barney School of Business;
  • Beth Richards, assistant professor of English and Modern Languages in A&S;
  • Michael Robinson, professor of history in the University’s Hillyer College;
  • Bilal Sekou, associate professor of political science in Hillyer College; and
  • Teresa Stores, associate professor of English and Modern Languages in A&S.

The Editorial Board invites authors who have book ideas, book proposals, or completed manuscripts to write to  For more information on the submission guidelines, please click here.