Rutgers University Press


Rutgers University Press (RUP) is a nonprofit academic publishing house, operating in New Brunswick, New Jersey under the auspices of Rutgers University.[2]

Rutgers University Press
Country of originUnited States
Headquarters locationNew Brunswick, New Jersey
DistributionChicago Distribution Center (US)
UBC Press (Canada)
Eurospan Group (Europe)[1]
Key peopleMicah Kleit (Director)
Publication typesBooks



Rutgers University Press, a nonprofit academic publishing house operating in Piscataway, New Jersey,[3] under the auspices of Rutgers University, was founded on March 26, 1936. Since then, the press has grown in size and the scope of its publishing program. Among the original areas of specialization were Civil War history and European history. The press’ current areas of specialization include sociology, anthropology, health policy, history of medicine, human rights, urban studies, Jewish studies, American studies, film and media studies, the environment, and books about New Jersey and the mid–Atlantic region. The press consists of a small team of 18 full-time staff members.[4]

Publishing partnerships


In 2018, Rutgers University Press entered into a partnership with Bucknell University Press.[5]

In 2021, Rutgers University Press entered into a partnership with University of Delaware Press.[6]

Open access


Rutgers is one of thirteen publishers to participate in the Knowledge Unlatched pilot, a global library consortium approach to funding open access books.[7]

Notable series


Rutgers University Press has more than eighty series of books, both past and current.[8] This is a list of notable series by the press.

The American Campus


Edited by Harold S. Wechsler.

The books in this series explore recent developments and public policy issues in higher education in the United States. Topics include access to college and affordability; drop-out rates; tenure and academic freedom; campus labor; the expansion of administrative posts and salaries; the crisis in the humanities and the arts; the corporate university and for-profit colleges; online education; controversy in sports programs; and gender, ethnic, racial, religious, and class dynamics and diversity. Books feature scholarship from a variety of disciplines in the humanities and social sciences.[9]

Comics Culture


Edited by Corey K. Creekmur, Craig Fischer, Jeet Heer, and Ana Merino.

Volumes in the Comics Culture series explore the artistic, historical, social, and cultural significance of newspaper comic strips, comic books, and graphic novels, with individual titles devoted to focused studies of key titles, characters, writers, and artists throughout the history of comics; additional books in the series address major themes or topics in comics studies, including prominent genres, national traditions, and significant historical and theoretical issues.[10]

Global Media & Race


Edited by Frederick Luis Aldama.

Books in this series consider how race—and intersectional identities generally—is constructed in front of the camera and behind, attending to issues of representation and consumption as well as the making of racialized and anti-racist media phenomena from script to production and policy. It utilizes a comparative and interdisciplinary approach to media and race.[11]

Key Words in Jewish Studies


Edited by Deborah Dash Moore, MacDonald Moore, and Andrew Bush.

Key Words in Jewish Studies is a series of books that provide clear and judiciously illustrated accounts of terms currently in use and to chart histories of past usage. Far from consolidating and narrowing a critical lexicon, deciphering key words stimulates discussion about the boundaries of Jewish studies, its relationship to other forms of cultural studies, and the position of Jewish studies in the larger sphere of culture.[12]

Nature, Society, and Culture


Edited by Scott Frickel.

This series provides a platform for showcasing the best of scholarship on nature-society-culture interactions, and features carefully crafted empirical studies of socio-environmental change and the effects such change has on ecosystems, social institutions, historical processes and cultural practices. Anchored in sociological analyses of the environment, the series is home to studies that employ a range of disciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives to investigate the pressing socio-environmental questions of our time–from environmental inequality and risk, to the science and politics of climate change and serial disaster, to the environmental causes and consequences of urbanization and war-making, and beyond.[13]

See also



  1. ^ "Place An Order – Rutgers University Press".
  2. ^ "Rutgers University Press on JSTOR". Retrieved 2020-06-18.
  3. ^ "Mission and History". Rutgers University Press. Archived from the original on January 29, 2017. Retrieved May 9, 2024.
  4. ^ "Small Press Profile: Rutgers University Press". American Booksellers Association. 12 February 2020. Retrieved 2021-08-09.
  5. ^ "Announcing a New University Press Partnership". Rutgers University Press. 10 June 2017. Retrieved 2021-08-09.
  6. ^ "UD Press Partners with Rutgers". UDaily. Retrieved 2021-08-09.
  7. ^ "Publishers – Knowledge Unlatched".
  8. ^ "Browse Series". Rutgers University Press. 2021-08-09.
  9. ^ "Series Descriptions". Rutgers University Press.
  10. ^ "Series Descriptions". Rutgers University Press.
  11. ^ "Series Descriptions". Rutgers University Press.
  12. ^ "Series Descriptions". Rutgers University Press.
  13. ^ "Series Descriptions". Rutgers University Press.
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