Meet our Authors – Santiago Sia

Santiago Sia was Professor and Dean of the Faculty of Philosophy of Milltown Institute at the National University of Ireland prior to his retirement. Author and editor of several books and articles, and an international lecturer, he was previously Professor of Philosophy and Director of Ethical Studies for several years at Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, USA. His specialised fields are the philosophy of religion, ethics, and interdisciplinary studies. In addition, he has been closely associated with the academic and research programmes of various universities and professional institutions in Europe, Asia and the USA.

Santiago is one of Cambridge Scholars’ most prolific and renowned authors, with titles such as Society in its Challenges: Philosophical Considerations of Living in Society (2014), This Deep Pierian Spring: An Account of the Human Quest for Meaning (2016), and most recently The Christian Message as Vision and Mission: Philosophical Considerations of its Significance (2017). His books eschew traditional divides between philosophy, fiction, poetry, and academic writing, and are consistently and positively reviewed in journals around the world.


Santiago reflects on his ongoing experiences of working with Cambridge Scholars:

“Publishing with Cambridge Scholars Publishing has been, for me, a most positive and highly energising experience. The editorial team and administrative staff have always been thoroughly professional, highly supportive and invariably efficient. One can always rely on their prompt attention to queries and requests. While insisting on the traditional high standards for scholarly publications and on rigorous peer review they have also been encouraging of innovative methods and in the imaginative content of one’s academic output. Scholarship demands selective productivity, but it also expects courage to forge into new territories, to test less familiar fields, and to gather together one’s findings so as to share them with others.  In this respect, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, living up to their name as publishers of scholarship, have shown themselves to be reliable guides and intrepid leaders. Not surprisingly, therefore, they have continued to be the publishers of choice for a number of established scholars in various fields throughout the world.”


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Meet our Authors – Anna Gadd Colombi

A former professional swimmer, Anna Gadd Colombi has been teaching and coordinating units of Translation Studies, Italian Studies and Spanish Studies at The University of Western Australia since 2012, and is a NAATI certified translator from English into Italian. She attended Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy, and Universidad Complutense de Madrid whilst competing internationally. After her BA and MA studies, from 2011 to 2015 she held a scholarship for doctoral studies at The University of Western Australia, where she completed a thesis in Italian Studies and Translation Studies. In doing so, she attended and presented at translation and language teaching and learning conferences in Australia, Europe and Canada.

In July of this year, she published her maiden monograph with Cambridge Scholars, entitled Translation as Criticism: Elizabeth Jolley’s Mr Scobie’s Riddle. A revised version of her doctoral thesis, the book is an in-depth analysis of the themes, places, characters and voices of the novelist Elizabeth Jolley’s acclaimed Mr Scobie’s Riddle.


Publishing your first book can be a daunting endeavour, and Anna explains her experiences of working with Cambridge Scholars on hers:

“I came across Cambridge Scholars Publishing through a colleague in the School of Italian Studies at The University of Western Australia. My colleague showed me his recently published doctoral thesis, which is a milestone for many young academics. Soon after completing my own PhD in Italian Studies and Translation Studies I received an email from Cambridge Scholars and decided to review my thesis to create a manuscript on translation as criticism, as analysis of an existing work, in particular, on Elizabeth Jolley’s Mr Scobie’s Riddle. I am incredibly happy I went with Cambridge Scholars Publishing as they were very attentive and punctual throughout the publishing process.”


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Meet our Authors: Tetiana Dombrovan – September 2018

Tetiana Dombrovan is Professor at Odessa I.I. Mechnikov National University, Ukraine, where she teaches English grammar, the history of the English language, and linguistic synergetics. She received her PhD in the grammatical classification of the English verb and her DSc in the synergetic modelling of English language development from Odessa I.I. Mechnikov National University in 1996 and 2014, respectively.

In February 2018, Tetiana published her first book with Cambridge Scholars Publishing, An Introduction to Linguistic Synergetics. The book is an explication of a new multidisciplinary approach to language studies that views human language as an open, dynamic, non-linear, and self-organising system.

Tetiana describes her experience of working with Cambridge Scholars, having previously published a number of books with other publishers:


“I would like to express my deepest gratitude to Cambridge Scholars Publishing for their warm welcome, politeness, and patience throughout the whole process of turning my manuscript into a wonderful book.  It was a great pleasure to work with CSP, indeed, from the very beginning. The team are dedicated, helpful, understanding, and extremely professional, making each stage of the publication process extremely pleasant and seamless. I am sincere in saying that the publishing process has been beyond all of my expectations, as I have already published three books with other publishers.  I must say, CSP is the best and I am happy to recommend Cambridge Scholars Publishing to all of my colleagues.  I wish all the best to CSP and look forward to further cooperation.”


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Meet our Authors: Kleio Akrivou – September 2018

Kleio Akrivou is Associate Professor of Business Ethics and Organisational Behaviour at the University of Reading’s Henley Business School in the United Kingdom. She is also Visiting Scholar at the University of Navarra’s institutes for Business and Humanism and Culture and Society in Spain. She holds a PhD with a cross-disciplinary focus on moral psychology, adult learning and development, and behavioural science from Case Western Reserve University in the United States. Kleio’s current work focuses on non-representational theories of knowledge and how to approach and understand the self and action, with the aim of integrating moral psychology with classical philosophical works on the self, knowing, and life.

In May of this year Kleio published The Inter-Processual Self: Towards a Personalist Virtue Ethics Proposal for Human Agency with Cambridge Scholars, alongside her co-authors José Víctor Orón Semper and Germán Scalzo. The book showcases her current interdisciplinary research, defending a personalist approach to ethics through an analysis of self and action.

Kleio reflects on her experience of working with Cambridge Scholars on the book:


“My co-authors and I worked very harmoniously with CSP in the production of our book. I found that all steps of the work involved (from the final editing of the book to typesetting, cover design, and marketing) to be of high quality in both the process and in terms of the eventual outcome.  I am impressed with the discrete albeit respectful way we have been supported in marketing and communicating the new book to various audiences.  Academics in various disciplines may work for years or even decades to bring a theoretically rigorous and practically relevant new idea or theory to life. The work we do is so dense and intensive that we often lack the experience or a tacit understanding of how to increase our visibility and reach different audiences who may truly benefit by becoming aware of our work. I was impressed by how CSP has been an immensely valuable collaborative partner in this effort of ours, and I am very thankful to all CSP team members for their personal work and the ongoing support they provide to us. ” 


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Meet our Authors – Despoina N. Feleki

Despoina N. Feleki is an independent researcher and appointed English Educator in Greece. She holds a PhD in Contemporary American Studies and an MA in Studies in European Literature and Culture. She lectures on the intersections between textuality and digitality, and how these affect literary and educational practices.  Her latest scientific interests revolve around contemporary Anglophone fiction, new media studies and popular cultural productions, investigating their effect on both readers’ and learners’ consciousness. Feleki presents her research in national and international conferences and is a regular review contributor to the online European Journal of American Studies. Her published articles have also appeared in numerous academic journals. Continue reading

Meet our Authors: Roberto Cantú

Roberto Cantú is Professor Emeritus of Chicana/o and Latina/o Studies (CLS), and jointly Professor Emeritus of English, at California State University, Los Angeles. He holds a PhD in Hispanic Languages and Literatures from UCLA, and teaches CLS courses in Mexican, Chicana/o, and Mesoamerican literatures. In the English Department he teaches courses in world literature, with an emphasis on the European novel from the seventeenth to nineteenth centuries and literary theory. In 1990 Roberto received the Outstanding Professor Award at California State University, and in 2010 he was honoured with the President’s Distinguished Professor Award.

Roberto is the editor of five books with Cambridge Scholars, An Insatiable Dialectic: Essays on Critique, Modernity, and Humanism (2013), The Willow and the Spiral: Essays on Octavio Paz and the Poetic Imagination (2014), The Reptant Eagle: Essays on Carlos Fuentes and the Art of the Novel (2015), Equestrian Rebels: Critical Perspectives on Mariano Azuela and the Novel of the Mexican Revolution (2016), and most recently Border Folk Balladeers: Critical Studies on Américo Paredes (2018). He is currently working on his next book, A Scholiast’s Quill: New Critical Essays on Alfonso Reyes.


Roberto explains his reasons for continuing to publish with Cambridge Scholars:

“In 2007 and 2010, I published articles on Mexican poet and essayist Octavio Paz in books released by Cambridge Scholars. Pleased with the CSP’s international distribution and quality of its book production, I made contact in 2012, received a prompt response, and thus began my long-term partnership with a remarkably efficient and editor-friendly staff. Unlike U.S. publishing houses that do most of the work for editors–and thus have a long editorial process (12-18 months)–what I value and appreciate in CSP is the hands-on experience during the editorial process, and the confidence that the manuscript I submit will be under the careful scrutiny of CSP’s extraordinary staff with their different but convergent duties, from proofreading and typesetting to the design and art work on the book’s cover. Working with CSP staff on several book projects has been motivating and enormously gratifying.”


As part of the Meet our Authors campaign, we are offering our readers a 50% discount on Roberto’s latest book, Border Folk Balladeers: Critical Studies on Américo Paredes. The book contains a full-length introduction and eleven essays written exclusively for this volume by scholars in the field of literary criticism, folklore, and critical race theory, and who are renowned authorities on the work of Américo Paredes. To redeem your discount, please enter the promotional code MOAJUL18 during checkout. Please note that this is a time-limited offer that will expire on 12th August 2018.

Meet our Authors: Ferne Louanne Regis

Ferne Louanne Regis is an Adjunct Lecturer at the University of the West Indies’ (UWI) Open and St Augustine Campuses and at the UWI School of Business and Applied Studies (ROYTEC). She holds a PhD in linguistics from UWI, St Augustine. Her primary work focuses on the biracial minority group of Douglas in Trinidad and their expressions of ethnic identity via language, but her interests extend to other Caribbean areas and groups where language and ethnicity are at play. She has published a number of articles and book chapters on Trinidad’s Douglas.

In 2016 Ferne published her first monograph with Cambridge Scholars, The Trinidad Dougla: Identity, Ethnicity and Lexical Choice. The book is an exploration of the connections between language and identity amongst Trinidad’s minority group, and has been described as “a pioneering study on a social group that has been neglected by linguistic scholarship” by Dr Winford James of the University of the West Indies at St. Augustine.


Two years on, Ferne reflects on her experiences of publishing with Cambridge Scholars:

“In 2012, I contributed a chapter to a book published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. As part of my due diligence, I researched the press and found that it was producing solid and reputable work. In 2014, as a birthday challenge to myself, I forwarded a proposal for a manuscript. Within weeks I received an affirmative response. The journey from acceptance to completion was smooth, the publishing team kept me to time and even when I had to defer because of competing interests they were patient and accommodating. I was relieved and comforted.

My book was the first major publication on the Trinidad Dougla. CSP’s decision to publish therefore not only provided a platform for my contribution to Caribbean sociolinguistics but also an opportunity for the plight of this minority biracial group to surface. Their decision to publish is indicative of the foresight and vision of CSP’s management team.

And there is still more: CSP’s support and engagement did not end with the posting of my published manuscript. The team embraced the opportunity to contribute meaningfully to the launch and sales initiative. Marketing materials were shipped to the Caribbean at no cost to me and requested launch photos, reviews and testimonials were posted on the company’s webpage.  The service was par excellence.

It was an extreme pleasure working with CSP. I would not hesitate to work with their team again.


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