Karen Peláez is Subsidiary Rights Manager at Harvard University Press (HUP), a leading publisher of convergent works in the sciences, humanities, and social sciences, featuring luminaries such as Thomas Piketty, John Kenneth Galbraith, John Rawls, Laurence Tribe, Toni Morrison, Umberto Eco, T.S. Eliot, e.e. cummings, E.O. Wilson, Jane Goodall, and others. She negotiates all licenses for HUP’s entire catalog—from translations to films—and is responsible for growing business in both existing and new markets.
A graduate of Emerson College and, before, Carnegie Mellon University, Karen has 10 years of practical experience tackling the challenges of traditional book publishing, rights, and licensing in a digital world. At HUP, she has spearheaded efforts to solve complex technical problems with robust database-driven solutions, from workflow management to royalties tracking and calculation.