Information Studies


Samantha J. Rayner

Sam Rayner

Reader; Director of Studies; Deputy Head of Department, DIS.

I teach and write on publishing and book related topics, with special interests in publishing archives and publishing paratexts, bibliography, the culture of bookselling, editors and editing, bibliotherapy, and academic publishing. I have also taught extensively on English Literature courses and have specialisms in Medieval and Arthurian texts.

I enjoy collaborative and interdisciplinary project work, including knowledge transfer activities. I have been Chair for the Association of Publishing Education (APE), which works to foster links and shared practice between all publishing courses across the UK. 

I am a member of the AHRC Peer Review Panel, and currently the Principal Investigator on the AHRC/British Library Academic Book of the Future Project (see http://academicbookfuture.org/ )

I am interested in proposals from potential PhD students wishing to undertake postgraduate studies in Publishing or Book-Related Studies, and am happy to discuss any research proposals prior to application. Please email me at s.rayner@ucl.ac.uk if you would like to discuss your future research career with the Centre for Publishing.

Contact details:

Dr Samantha J. Rayner
Director, Centre for Publishing, and Senior Lecturer in Publishing
Centre for Publishing, Department of Information Studies,
Room G40 Foster Court
University College London
Gower Street
London WC1E 6BT

Email: s.rayner@ucl.ac.uk

Telephone: 020 3108 1139

Office hours: Term 1 2016

6th Oct: 1-2pm

13th Oct: 1-2pm

19th Oct: 12-1pm

27th Oct: 1-2pm

2nd Nov: 12-1pm


17th Nov: 1-2pm

23rd Nov: 12-1pm

30th Nov: 12-1pm

7th Dec: 12-1pm

13th Dec: 1-2pm

Twitter: @uclpublishing @samartha