About Denise

Denise Leto is a Developmental/Creative Editor, poet, and writer with extensive editorial and manuscript development experience in academic publishing and the literary arts.

List of Selected Representative Projects and Works in Progress

Black Faces, White Spaces: Reimagining the Relationship of African Americans to the Great Outdoors by Carolyn Finney (University of California, Berkeley). Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press (2014).

Native American DNA: Tribal Belonging and the False Promise of Genetic Science, by Kim TallBear (Department of Anthropology at the University of Texas at Austin and the School of Political Science and Economics, Meiji University, Tokyo, Japan). Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, (2013).

 New Frontiers in Land Control. Nancy Peluso (University of California, Berkeley) and Christian Lund (of the University of Copenhagen), editors. Oxford: Routledge (2012).

 “Political Ecologies of War and Forests: Counter-insurgencies and the Making of National Natures,” by Nancy Lee Peluso (University of California, Berkeley) and Peter Vandergeest (of York University). Annals of the Association of American Geographers (2011).

“Delegitimizing Agrarian Movement Organization: An Ethnography of Struggle Over Land in West Java Upland, Indonesia” by Noer Fauzi Rachman (University of California, Berkeley), Journal of Peasant Studies (Winter 2011).

 Naked Lens: Video Blogging and Video Journaling to Reclaim the “You” in Youtube, Use Your Camera to Ignite Creativity, Increase Mindfulness, and View Life from a New Angle, by Michael Kaminsky. Winnipeg: Organik Media Press (2010).

Woolf’s to the Lighthouse, by Janet Winston (Humboldt State University). London: Continuum Books (2009).

 Coincident Socio-natures: Political Ecology of the River Biotic Index in France, 1964-1980, by Gabrielle Bouleau (National Institute for Environmental and Agricultural Science and Research, Aubière, France). Paper for the Annual meeting of the Society of Social Studies, Washington, D. C. (2009).

Wanna Make Me a Better Body: Disidentification and Radical Imagination in the Poetry of Tim’m T. West by Christina Accomando (Humboldt State University). Paper for the 23rd annual MELUS Conference on “Poetic Justice: Imagination, Empowerment, and Identity in Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the US,” Washington State University (2009).

Participatory Research in Conservation and Rural Livelihoods: Doing Science Together, by Louise Fortmann, (University of California, Berkeley), in collaboration with the senior author and 18 national and transnational author/contributors, including academic researchers and civil scientists. The multi-lingual authors originated from Africa, Honduras, Indonesia, Sweden, and the United States. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell (2008).

“The Willingness to Speak: Diane di Prima and an Italian American Feminist Body Politics,” by Roseanne Giannini Quinn. The Journal of Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States, V. 28, No. 3. (2003).

Encountering the Sacred in Psychotherapy: How to Talk with People about Their Spiritual Lives, by James L. Griffith and Melissa Elliot Griffith. New York, London: The Guilford Press (2002).

Propertizing Land: Postsocialist Transformations in Rural Albania, Romania and Vietnam by Thomas Sikor (University of East Anglia), Stefan Dorondel, Johannes Stahl, and To Xuan Phuc, editors. (The manuscript is under review at the University of Pittsburgh).

Automitografía: Mito and the Total Self in Contemporary Chicana/o Autobiography, by Juan Velasco (Santa Clara University). The manuscript is in progress.

Holding Space: Women-Dominated Public Protests in the Early Twenty-First Century, by Elizabeth Currans (Michigan University). The manuscript is in progress.

Mark Nowak and the Documentary Modality in Poetry by Anne Shea (California College of the Arts). This manuscript is in progress.

Kinaesthetic Inscriptions: Writing/Dancing the Contemporary from Taiwan, by Chiayi Seeto. PhD Dissertation, Performance Studies Department at the University of California, Berkeley.

Contact her at deniseleto@att.net for a complete CV and references.



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