Elizabeth Le Roux is a Senior Lecturer and the coordinator of Publishing Studies in the Department of Information Science at the University of Pretoria. She is co-editor of the journal Book History, and her research focuses on the history of books and publishing in South Africa and in Africa more broadly. Her most recent publications include a book, A social history of the university presses in South Africa (Brill, 2015), and a wide variety of articles and chapters. Before becoming a full-time academic, she worked in the scholarly
publishing industry in South Africa.