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 over 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.


UW Press in Action

Read our new report about how we serve our many communities.


Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Work at UW Press


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 Publishing Fellowship

The Soden-Trueblood Family Endowed Publishing Fellowship introduces UW students in the humanities and social sciences to the world of scholarly publishing through paid student positions at the University of Washington Press.

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




Employment Information

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