Matt Rohal

Bio/Description

Matt J. M. Rohal is Associate Editor of Skills for Scholars at Princeton University Press.

He began his career in 2013 as an Editorial Assistant and later an Assistant Editor of Politics at Oxford University Press in New York City, before moving on to Princeton University Press in 2016, as Assistant Editor and later Associate Editor of Philosophy, Political Theory, Ancient World at Princeton University Press.

As a university press editor with over eight years of experience list building and list-managing several multi-million dollar publishing programs—particularly in philosophy, political theory, politics and law—Matt has established a unique, savvy, and entrepreneurial style to book publishing and has developed an impressive portfolio of books at the forefront of scholarship, with an emphasis on books of general intellectual and global interest.

At Princeton University Press, Matt is a leader in developing new and exciting acquisitions and publishing visions, for a new list called Skills for Scholars, a list he is co-leading the development of with former PUP Director and current Editor-at-Large, Peter J. Dougherty. The series is intended to expand PUP's preeminent tradition of publishing first-rate scholarship for a general and global audience.

He has acquired and edited groundbreaking works, including Manon Garcia’s We Are Not Born Submissive: How Patriarchy Shapes Women’s Lives and has commissioned major trade books, including Julian Baggini’s The Great Guide: What David Hume Can Teach Us about Being Human and Living Well. He is also a trailblazer in shaping the list and press in ways that reflect the evolving world we are living in, serving as the Chair of the Equity & Inclusion Editorial Goals and Grants committee, and he is also a founding member of the Equity & Inclusion Culture committee at Princeton.

Rohal is a 2013 graduate of Rutgers University in his birthplace New Brunswick, New Jersey.

"At Princeton, I've learned how to publish important books by the brightest scholars, written for the broadest possible audience. As a general enthusiast, I search for projects that can provide insights to both new and foundational questions that are of interdisciplinary and public importance—works that are ambitious, well-written, innovative, and inspiring. I believe in the value of knowledge, truth, diversity, and rationality, and my hope is to help bring forth books that make the world a wiser and, ultimately, better place."

I have participated in the following GradFUTURES Programs: Skills for Scholars GradFUTURES Learning Cohort