Carole Sargent


Director, Scholarly Publications


Main Campus
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+1 202-687-5989

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Director of an office guiding tenure-line faculty to high-impact scholarly book and article publishing at university presses and first-tier academic journals.

As a literary historian I study English and colonial American women authors who flourished between 1680 and 1720, and who published on politics, war, foreign affairs, banking and finance, and other subjects that were traditionally only addressed by men.

I also guide emerging scholars globally who wish to publish in the west, and I travel to learn about international academic publishing. Countries where I have led professional publishing workshops for rising scholars or visited their academic groups include Qatar, India, Jordan, Kenya, Haiti, and Italy.


Life memberships: American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies; Society for the Study of Early Modern Women; Society of Early Americanists; Society for the Study of American Women Writers; Frome Society for Local Study. Memberships: American Historical Association; SHARP (Society for the History of Authorship, Reading, and Publishing); North American Friends of Chawton House Library; Authors Guild.

Also a journalist member of the National Press Club, where I serve on the Book and Author Committee and chaired its 2008 Book Fair.


My two previous books (as Carole Fungaroli) published with Farrar, Straus & Giroux were discussed or featured in The New York Times, Time, Newsweek, Forbes, Fortune, Entertainment Weekly–where the first book was a “Title of the Week”–and other newspapers and magazines; appearances on CNN, NPR, The Early Show, “60 Minutes,” and other national media.


I currently host and produce “The Georgetown University Forum,” distributed through NPR and also heard on Armed Forces Radio. Past radio experience includes work as a regional host at WUNC-FM, home of the Southeastern Bureau of National Public Radio, where I worked while a visiting scholar at UNC-Chapel Hill. In Washington, DC I was deputy executive producer of “From the National Press Club” for XM; I have been a guest on One Union Station, Morning Edition, and Talk of the Nation for NPR.


  • Ph.D. (1994) University of Virginia, Eighteenth-Century Literary History
  • M.A. (1992) University of Virginia, English Literary History
  • B.A. (1990) George Mason University, Literary History


  • French (read, write)
  • Italian (read, write)