Meet our Authors: Takesure Taringana – December 2018

Takesure Taringana is an economic historian and a Lecturer in the Department of Economic History at the University of Zimbabwe. He obtained his BA Honours degree in Economic History and his MPhil in African Economic History in 2008 and 2015 respectively. He has a sharp interest in agricultural commodities and development in Africa, and mainly focuses on coffee production in both colonial and post-colonial Zimbabwe. His research is also concerned with water and development, gender, language, climate change and community development.

In June 2018, Takesure published his first research monograph with Cambridge Scholars Publishing, entitled Agrarian Capitalism and the Development of the Coffee Industry in Colonial Zimbabwe 1900-1980. The book is an important touchstone for economic historians, political economists, and anyone who is interested in the dual logics of capitalism and colonialism as they have played out in Africa over the past 100 years.

Takesure explains why he chose to publish his first book with Cambridge Scholars:


“A major attraction to working with Cambridge Scholars Publishing was their strong reputation and the wide range of subjects that they cover. This offered me a timely and convenient entry into the world of distinguished scholarship. These virtues were further enhanced by Cambridge Scholars’ publicity drive, which enabled my book to reach a wide global readership and, therefore, make a significant impact on global scholarship.

 “I also really enjoyed the efficiency of the publication process, which was the result of a highly interactive relationship between the publisher and me. They managed to live up to their expectations of an author-orientated publishing process – this meant my involvement at every stage of the process, ensuring that my book is exactly what I wanted it to be!

 “As a junior scholar, publishing with Cambridge Scholars was my breakthrough in the scholarly world. It has boosted my confidence and encouraged me in my efforts to make a substantial and ongoing impact in the world of scholarly publishing.”


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Meet our Authors – Clara Sarmento

Clara Sarmento holds a PhD in Portuguese Culture and an MA in Anglo-American Studies, and is Director of the Centre for Intercultural Studies of the Polytechnic of Porto, Portugal, where she develops her research on intercultural theories and representations. She is a tenured Professor and the Director of Master’s programs in Specialized Translation and in Intercultural Studies for Business at the same university, and is the recipient of the American Club of Lisbon Award for Academic Merit and the Portuguese Centre for Social Studies Award for Young Social Scientists.

Clara is one of Cambridge Scholars’ most prolific and active authors. She is the author or editor of six books, and her seventh book, provisionally entitled Cultural Tourism and Heritage in Northern Portugal, is expected to be released in 2020. Not only this, Clara is a frequent contributor to our Recommended Reads campaigns, and is a trusted reviewer and member of our Anthropology Editorial Advisory Board. For more information about her, please click here.

Clara outlines her reasons for, and experiences of, working with Cambridge Scholars:

“As the founder and director of the Centre for Intercultural Studies of the Polytechnic of Porto, Cambridge Scholars Publishing was my natural choice for the international dissemination of scientific outputs while, back in 2006, working to establish what is now a reputed research centre.

My personal experience of having books published with Cambridge Scholars, both as a single author and as the editor of volumes with contributions from all over the world, is excellent, and I strongly recommend them to anyone wishing to have their work distributed, sold and reviewed worldwide, as has happened with all of my six books. Other leading authors in the blooming field of Intercultural Studies also publish with Cambridge Scholars, particularly because they welcome groundbreaking approaches that actually defy and transform conservative, patriarchal and Eurocentric academia. This is a publisher that pushes limits, brings about epistemological changes, and opens up new spaces for free discussion and independent research. 

I consider Cambridge Scholars to be one the most influential and innovative counter powers in the academic publishing world. Their books are placed worldwide on virtual bookstores within a couple of days of their publication, and I also emphasise the aesthetical quality of the books themselves, especially the attention given to the design of the cover. And last but not least, their employees, with their remarkable kindness and professionalism, guide us, the authors, in every stage of the publishing process and beyond.”

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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