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Publisher and Managing Director
Steven began his career as an economics editor at Macmillan in the days when editors still wrote letters and content meant being satisfied. He left Macmillan to join UCL Press, a unique publishing start-up that brought together City finance and one of the UK’s top universities, where he built a highly regarded history list. Having been bitten by the entrepreneurial bug, he went on to found the philosophy publisher, Acumen, establishing it alongside the best in its field, and which sold to Taylor & Francis in 2014. Agenda is his newest venture.
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Alison read Modern Languages and Classics at Oriel College, Oxford, before embarking on a career in academic publishing. Working first for Longman, on the social and behavioural sciences textbook programme, she then moved to the USA and worked for Taylor & Francis in Washington, DC, and Philadelphia. On returning to the UK Alison joined Palgrave Macmillan becoming publisher for politics and political economy in the academic division and most recently as Managing Editor of the New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics. Alison is responsible for Agenda's publishing in political economy and economic geography.
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Sales and Marketing Director
Veruschka began her publishing career at Oxford University Press in Southern Africa, moving on to the Online Products division in Oxford, then Berg Publishers, and Earthscan (winners of the 2010 IPG Independent Publisher of the Year award). In 2012 she founded DōSustainability, a digital sustainability publisher, which was acquired by Greenleaf in 2015. She also served as Director of Sales and Marketing for Ebook Services, and in 2014 became Digital Director at Pickering & Chatto spearheading their digital transformation until the company was purchased by Informa. Since 2015 she has been consulting for various publishers and suppliers on sales, marketing and digital strategies.
Jeremy has a PhD in political sociology from the London School of Economics. He is co-editor and co-founder of the The Philosophers’ Magazine and has authored and edited numerous books, including the international bestseller, Einstein's Riddle, and most recently The Story of Philosophy: A History of Western Thought (with James Garvey). Jeremy is responsible for developing Agenda’s online resources and community publishing.