Beth Clevenger

Senior Acquisitions Editor

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Since joining the MIT Press in early 2014 Beth has published a diverse set of scholarly and trade books on the environment and cities. Topic matters more than disciplinary boundaries, and her acquisitions span environmental science and technology, politics, humanities, and history, renewable energy, food studies and justice, the science of cities, displacement and gentrification, and well beyond. In fields as complex and pressing as environmental and urban studies, she looks for projects that make an unambiguous contribution. Pragmatic approaches and visionary works are equally welcome. 

Beth can be reached at and her Twitter profile is @elleighclev.


Notable Acquisitions:

Inventing Future Cities by Michael Batty, The Arid Lands: History, Power, Knowledge by Diana K. Davis, Global Warming and the Sweetness of Life: A Tar Sands Tale by Matt Hern, Am Johal, with Joe Sacco, The Environmental Humanities: A Critical Introduction by Robert S. Emmett and David E. Nye, Big Hunger: The Unholy Alliance between Corporate America and Anti-Hunger Groups by Andrew Fisher, with a foreword by Saru Jayaraman, Being Ecological by Timothy Morton, Taming the Sun: Innovations to Harness Solar Energy and Power the Planet by Varun Sivaram, Energy and Civilization: A History by Vaclav Smil, Craft Weed: Family Farming and the Future of the Marijuana Industry by Ryan Stoa