catherine goldstead



Meet Catherine

Catherine has worked in academic and scholarly publishing for over a decade, and has experience that spans editorial acquisitions, rights and permissions, and marketing. She is currently assistant editor for literary studies at Johns Hopkins University Press, where she focuses a list in British and American literature of the eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth centuries. The Press has particular strengths in literature and science, Modernism, and the theory of the novel. Catherine holds a master of arts in the humanities, with a concentration in Victorian literature, from the University of Chicago. She earned her bachelor of arts in English literature and Spanish language and literature at Johns Hopkins University.



Professional and academic

Associate Editor

June 2013 - Present

Acquire monographs, academic trade titles, and course books in the field of English literature for Johns Hopkins University Press.


September 2012 - June 2013

Studied Victorian literature in the Master of Arts Program in the Humanities at the University of Chicago. Wrote a thesis applying literary Darwinian theory to Thomas Hardy's Tess of the d'Urbervilles to make a claim about formal structures in relational bonds between characters, and the related affect that plays out in the novel.

Rights & Permissions Specialist

August 2010 - August 2012

Managed permissions licensing for books and assessment tools for Brookes Publishing Co. and Health Professions Press. A position that continued in freelance form though March 2016.

Marketing Assistant

September 2006 - August 2010

Supported sales, publicity, and marketing efforts at Johns Hopkins University Press through social media research, exhibits, direct mail, and galley mailings to early reviewers.


September 2006 - May 2010

Obtained a dual Bachelor of Arts in English literature and Spanish language and literature, with a minor in creative writing from Johns Hopkins University. Studied literary forms, genres, and periods broadly.


Contact Me

Feel free to get in touch about writing, editing, or anything else you’re curious about.

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