Naomi Schneider is executive editor for the social sciences at the University of California Press. She worked at HarperCollins, Random House, and Oxford University Press before coming to UC Press. In a previous life, she worked in a roofing factory, as a waitress, and on the railroad. She has edited award-winning authors including Paul Farmer, Nancy Scheper-Hughes, Cynthia Enloe, Jody Williams, Annette Lareau, and Alejandro Portes. In 2010, UC Press launched the Naomi Schneider Imprint to highlight the lives and experiences of the disenfranchised; these select titles reassess mainstream history and spur unconventional thinking about contemporary social and political matters.