This page lists only those series for which we are currently seeking manuscripts. For a full listing of all UW Press series, see the listing of all UW Press Published Book Series.
and the Diaspora: History, Politics, Culture
Critical Human Rights
Folklore Studies in a Multicultural World
L. Mosse Series in Modern European Cultural and Intellectual
The Harvey Goldberg Series for Understanding and Teaching History
History of Ireland and the Irish Diaspora
The History of Print and Digital Culture
Languages and Folklore of the Upper Midwest
Living Out: Gay & Lesbian Autobiographies
in Southeast Asian Studies
History in Modern America
of the Wisconsin Center for Pushkin Studies
in Modern Jewish History
in Dance History Series
Land and Life
Studies in Autobiography
Studies in Classics
in Africa and the Diaspora
The following section contains brief summaries
of many of our series, with links, when available, to a list
of books in print for the series, and expanded information and
Thomas Spear, Neil Kodesh, Tejumola Olaniyan, Michael G. Schatzberg, and James H. Sweet, Series Editors
Africa and the Diaspora presents historical, cultural, and political studies of both Africa and the Diaspora, focusing on precolonial, colonial, and contemporary history; political history and politics; oral traditions and literature; anthropological approaches to contemporary problems and issues; and historical and cultural studies of Africans in the Diaspora.
Please send all inquiries to Thomas Spear and UW Press Director Dennis Lloyd.
Steve J. Stern and Scott Straus, Series Editors
Interdisciplinary in nature, Critical Human Rights publishes empirically grounded and theoretically innovative work. The series emphasizes research that opens new ways to conceptualize and examine human rights. Books in the Critical Human Rights series transcend simplified accounts of perpetrators and victims, resist triumphalist narratives, emphasize the importance of local perception, incorporate socio-economic rights, and anticipate human rights problems of the future.
Please direct queries simultaneously to Steve J. Stern, Scott Straus, and UW Press Editorial Director Gwen Walker.
Folklore Studies in a Multicultural World publishes the first books of scholars working in folklore studies. The series emphasizes the interdisciplinary and international nature of current folklore scholarship. Funded by a generous grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the series is a collaborative venture of the University of Illinois Press, the University Press of Mississippi, and the University of Wisconsin Press, in conjunction with the American Folklore Society.
Steven E. Aschheim, Stanley G. Payne, Mary Louise Roberts,and David J. Sorkin, Series Editors
The Mosse Series promotes the sort of vibrant international intellectual community that historian George L. Mosse created during his lifetime, which is so integral to the kind of history he wrote, and which he admired in the work of his students and colleagues.
Please send all inquires to UW Press Executive Editor Raphael Kadushin.
John Day Tully, Matthew Masur, and Brad Austin, Series Editors
The Harvey Goldberg Series gives college and secondary history instructors a deeper understanding of the past as well as the tools to help them teach it creatively and effectively. Each volume focuses on a specific historical topic and offers a wealth of content and resources, providing concrete examples of how teachers can approach the subject in the classroom.
If you have ideas for a volume, or would like to be considered as an editor for a volume in the series, please contact the series editors at HarveyGoldbergSeries@gmail.com and UW Press Editorial Director Gwen Walker.
James S. Donnelly,
Jr., and Thomas Archdeacon, Series Editors
By linking Ireland and
the Irish diaspora, this series recognizes the many forms of
historical interaction between the Irish at home and abroad and
the extent to which Irish diasporan history has come to rival
Irish history in the maturity and sophistication of its scholarship.
Please send all inquiries to James Donnelly, Thomas Archdeacon, and UW Press Editorial Director Gwen Walker.
James P. Danky, Christine Pawley, and Adam R.
Nelson, Series Editors
Established in 2002 and fostering research and writing on the mediating role that print has played in American culture since 1876, this series considers the impact of newspapers, books, periodicals, advertising, and ephemera, with special attention to populations on the margins of mainstream media. Prior to 2015, this series was called Print Culture History in Modern America.
Please send all inquiries simultaneously to James P. Danky, Christine Pawley, Adam R. Nelson and UW Press Editorial Director Gwen Walker.
Joseph Salmons and James P. Leary, Series Editors
Languages and Folklore of the Upper Midwest includes monographs and documentary compact discs that focus on the lives, languages, and cultural traditions/folklore of the Upper Midwest’s diverse peoples, both historical and contemporary. Recognizing the interdisciplinary nature of the series, the editors seek and welcome manuscripts by scholars from various disciplines with innovative perspectives and topics, as well as a wide range of theoretical and methodological approaches.
Please send one email inquiry simultaneously to Joe Salmons, Jim Leary, and UW Press Executive Editor Raphael Kadushin.
David Bergman, Joan Larkin, and Raphael Kadushin, Series Editors
This award-winning series aims to represent the full range of LGBT autobiography. It encompasses a diversity of autobiographies that cross all ethnic and national boundaries—from new autobiographies by fresh voices to memoirs by established contemporary writers, from posthumous and historically important autobiographies to reprints of classic autobiographies.
Please send all inquiries to David Bergman, Joan Larkin, or UW Press Executive Editor Raphael Kadushin.
Series Editors: Alfred W. McCoy, Ian Baird, Katherine A. Bowie, and Anne Ruth Hansen
Associate Editors: Warwick H. Anderson, Ian Coxhead, Michael Cullinane, Paul D. Hutchcroft, and Kris Olds
New Perspectives in Southeast Asian Studies publishes academic books that focus on historical and contemporary problems in this dynamic region, from local issues through global interconnections. While the series as a whole covers cultural, economic, environmental, political, and social issues, individual titles aspire to the fine-grained research and theoretical innovation long associated with scholarship on Southeast Asia. Editorial work is a collaborative effort between the University of Wisconsin Press and the University’s Center for Southeast Asian Studies, a National Resource Center that has promoted the study of this region for forty years.
Please refer to the UW Press guidelines
for submitting proposals. Direct queries to Alfred W. McCoy, Katherine Bowie, Anne Hansen, and UW Press Editorial Director Gwen Walker.
See The History of Print and Digital Culture.
David M. Bethea, Series Editor
Alexander Pushkin was Russia’s
national poet, the founder of its modern literary language, an
innovator across a broad range of genres, and a figure whose
biography has generated intense interest and controversy in fields
and forms as different as literature, visual art, theater, film,
and music. This series publishes works of individual and joint
scholarship that feature aspects of Pushkin’s creative world
Please send all inquiries to David M. Bethea and UW Press Editorial Director Gwen Walker.
David Sorkin, History,
University of WisconsinMadison, Series Editor
Shapes the ways that modern Jewish
history is studied and taught. Each volume will be an edited
collection of documentary sources on an important theme in the
modern experience of Jews, accompanied by annotations, critical
notes, and scholarly introductions.
Please send all inquiries to David Sorkin.
Studies in Dance History
volumes are published and distributed by the UW Press on behalf
of the Society of Dance History Scholars.
Founded in 1988, Studies in Dance History aims to further the goals of the Society of Dance History Scholars by making widely available the extraordinarily rich and diverse scholarship that takes dance as its subject, ranging from new methods of historical inquiry to multiple theoretical perspectives.
Please send all inquiries to Rebecca Rossen, Chair, Editorial
Board, Society of Dance History Scholars.
Patrick McGilligan, Series Editor
Wisconsin Film Studies offers works by emerging and eminent scholars focusing on deserving areas of film study, providing fresh scholarship or perspective that will make an enduring contribution to film literature.
Please send all inquiries to UW Press Executive Editor Raphael Kadushin.
Arnold Alanen, Series
Books in this series reveal the
many layers of human history and activity expressed in the state’s
Please send all inquiries to Arnold Alanen and UW Press Editorial Director Gwen Walker.
Ronald Wallace, Series
This series consists of winners of the Brittingham, Felix Pollak, and Four Lakes prizes in poetry.
Click here for poetry guidelines and
editor contact information.
William L. Andrews,
Wisconsin Studies in Autobiography publishes original autobiographical writing as well as historical and critical investigations of autobiography, biography, diary, letters, and related forms of life writing.
Please send all inquiries to William L. Andrews.
Laura McClure, Mark Stansbury-O’Donnell, and Matthew Roller, Series Editors
Established in 1982 with a generous bequest from Warren Moon, this series publishes books on classical art, archaeology, literature, and culture.
Please send all inquiries to UW Press Executive Editor Raphael Kadushin.
Stanlie James and Aili Mari Tripp, Series Editors
Original research concerning
African women as political, economic, cultural, and religious
actors, exploring topics such as women and religion, sexuality,
law, human rights, health, the family, the environment, conflict
resolution, race and ethnicity, women’s movements and authority,
women as political and spiritual healers, women’s knowledge and
ways of knowing, and women healers.
Please send all inquiries to Aili Mari Tripp, Stanlie James, and UW Press Director Dennis Lloyd.