Who We Are

The University of Washington Press is the oldest and largest publisher of scholarly and general interest books in the Pacific Northwest. We publish compelling and transformative work with regional, national, and global impact. We are committed to the idea of scholarship as a public good and work collaboratively with our authors to produce books that meet the highest editorial and design standards. We value and promote equity, justice, and inclusion in all our work.


Publisher for the University of Washington

For nearly 100 years, the press has supported the University of Washington’s research, education, and outreach missions by publishing vital new work for an international community of scholars, students, and intellectually curious readers. Reporting to the Dean of University Libraries, the press’s imprint is overseen by a tri-campus press committee of UW faculty. An advancement board of community volunteers supports the press’s fundraising program.


The press is a founding member of the Association of University Presses.


Strategic Plan

University of Washington Press Strategic Plan 2021-2023

What We Publish

We publish in the following core academic areas:

  • American Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Art History / Visual Culture
  • Asian American Studies
  • Asian Studies
  • Critical Ethnic Studies
  • Environmental History
  • Native American and Indigenous Studies
  • US History
  • Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies


We also publish vibrant nonfiction about the Pacific Northwest and beyond, often in partnership with museums, cultural organizations, and Indigenous nations and communities.

Staff Directory


Soden-Trueblood Family Endowed Graduate Publishing Fellowship

The Soden-Trueblood Family Endowed Graduate Publishing Fellowship introduces graduate students in the humanities and social sciences to the world of scholarly publishing through an immersive experience at the University of Washington Press.

Students complete projects in acquisitions, editing, design, production, and marketing. They participate in meetings of departments throughout the press and engage with all members of press staff, carrying out substantive work that furthers their academic and professional development.

The fellowship experience is intended to benefit those who wish to pursue a career in book publishing as well as those who go on to teach or work in the academy. Fellows take with them into their future careers a broad understanding of scholarly publishing. In turn, the press benefits from the fellows’ contributions to the day-to-day work of the press and from the fresh perspectives they bring from the university.

The competitive application process is open to graduate students from all departments in the humanities and social sciences at the University of Washington. The position requires a commitment to work 20 hours per week and provides support equivalent to a 50 percent GSA position for nine months.


Learn more about the Soden-Trueblood Graduate Publishing Fellowship

Make a gift in support of the Soden-Trueblood Endowed Graduate Publishing Fellowship 

Employment Information

When available, UW Press job openings are posted on the University of Washington’s employment site.


Mellon University Press Diversity Fellowship Program

The University Press Diversity Fellowship Program seeks to increase diversity in scholarly publishing by providing fourteen-month fellowships in the acquisitions departments of six university presses—the University of Washington Press, the University of Chicago Press, Cornell University Press, MIT Press, Northwestern University Press, and Ohio State University Press—with the support of the Association of University Presses and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Learn more and apply to the 2021-2022 fellowship at UW Press here.