Anitra Grisales ~ Academic Editing & Translation

Clients and Testimonials

My clients include professors from distinguished universities around the globe and right here in my own neighborhood. I also work with a select handful of independent authors, corporations, and institutions.

I have had the honor of working on books that have been published recently by Duke University Press, University of California Press, University of North Carolina Press, MIT Press, University of Texas Press, and Seven Stories Press, in addition to nearly every other scholarly publisher in the United States. To date, I have edited nearly 70 books that have been published over the last decade or so, with more forthcoming.

Books in my portfolio have received numerous awards, including the inaugural 2018 Senior Book Prize in Feminist Anthropology; the Victor Turner Prize for Ethnographic Writing; the Katherine Singer Kovács award for outstanding scholarship in cinema and media studies; the John Hope Franklin Prize for the best book published in American studies; the National Women's Studies Association's Sarah A. Whaley Prize for the best book on women and labor; the Clifford Geertz Prize in the Anthropology of Religion; the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association’s prize for the best first book in Native American and Indigenous studies; the Smithsonian Secretary's Research Prize, Smithsonian Institution; and the Theodore Saloutos Book Award for the best book on any aspect of the immigration history of the United States.



Anitra Grisales touched my words in English with her editorial magic.
— Marisol de la Cadena, author of Earth Beings: Ecologies of Practice Across Andean Worlds (duke), Winner of the 2018 Senior Book Prize in Feminist Anthropology
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You were essential, the heart and soul of the project!
— Paul Amar, author of The Security Archipelago: Human-Security States, Sexuality Politics, and the End of Neoliberalism (Duke)
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Anitra stepped in at a formative stage; hers is indeed the magic touch.
— Shefali Chandra, author of The Sexual Life of English: Languages of Caste and Desire in Colonial India (Duke)
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Anitra Grisales is my secret weapon (no longer). Her edits respect my style and at the same time help my arguments achieve their best articulation. She always works precisely, carefully paying attention to the many layers of the arguments I present, and she asks questions that help, inspire, and energize me to make the work better and better. And in all this, she is never ever late!
— Celine Parreñas Shimizu, author of Straightjacket Sexualities: Unbinding Asian American Manhoods in the Movies (Stanford) and The Hypersexuality of Race: Performing Asian/American Women on Screen and Scene (Duke)

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Anitra Grisales has become my ideal reader: with an incredible eye for detail as well as the big picture, she improved this book immensely by her careful attention and editing.
— Peter Limbrick, author of Making Settler Cinemas: Film and Colonial Encounters in the United States, New Zealand, and Australia (Palgrave)