I am a Professor of Romance Studies and Comparative Literature at Cornell. My own work moves between environmental humanities with a focus on climate change, Italian studies, and critical theory. My most recent book is Fuel. A Speculative Dictionary (Minnesota, 2016). I have been editor of Diacritics since 2017. I am particularly excited about developing a broad community of readers, writers, reviewers, and artists who can find inspiration in the journal. I have a strong sense of the journal’s history while I am also looking toward the future. As editor I generally do not know the identity of the author until we decide whether or not to publish (and in this sense we are “triple blind”). The process has led to some delightful surprises!
Diane Berrett Brown
I have been managing editor of Diacritics since 2011. A scholar of the French eighteenth century (PhD, Harvard, 2001), I now run Diacritics full time, from submission queries and copyediting to the final press-ready files. My editing style is a blend of encouraging and rigorous. I especially enjoy helping younger scholars as they navigate the sometimes daunting world of academic publishing.