Founded 50 years ago in 1971, Brandeis University Press was part of the University Press of New England consortium. In January 2019, the consortium disbanded and Brandeis University Press became a stand-alone entity, working with the University of Chicago Press for sales, marketing and distribution. In January 2021, Brandeis University Press acquired the UPNE backlist.
The Press has a vibrant backlist of over 700 titles, and its remit is to build this list expanding into a wide variety of subject areas to represent the interests of the university, and to explore the wider world in which it is situated.
Our publishing program engages diverse subjects and perspectives in the humanities, social sciences, natural history and the environment. The Press is also committed to publishing compelling and innovative approaches to the study of the Jewish experience worldwide.
Brandeis University Press books are published in hardcover, softcover and ebook formats. Selected and backlist titles are also made available open access on the Brandeis Institutional Repository.
Brandeis University Press extends the university’s mission of teaching, research and service by promoting, publishing and disseminating works of intellectual and cultural significance and enduring value.
Brandeis University Press is dedicated to the advancement of the humanities, arts and social, natural and physical sciences, and to the values of social justice, cultural diversity and intellectual integrity.
John P. Birkelund Distinguished Professor of European History
Department of History
Edmond J. Safra Professor of Sephardic Studies
Department of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies
Institute for Writing and Rhetoric
Robin Feuer Miller
Edytha Macy Gross Professor of Humanities
Chair, Department of German, Russian, and Asian Languages and Literature
William Lee Frost Professor of Jewish History
Department of History
Ex-Officio Board Member
Associate Professor of English
Department of English
Cindy Parks Thomas
Professor and Associate Dean for Research
The Heller School for Social Policy and Management
Senior Editor, New York Review of Books Publishers
Publishing Professional (WGBH, Houghton Mifflin, Mass Creative), Columnist, and Literary Critic
Publishing Professional (Beacon Press)
Director, Princeton University Press
Owner, The Harvard Bookstore
University Librarian, Brandeis University, Ex-Officio Board Member
Director of Business Development and Trade Strategy, MIT Press
Director, Sennott Williams and Rogers Attorneys and Kneerim & Williams Literary Agency