About Brandeis University Press

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.

Editorial Board

Omer Bartov
John P. Birkelund Distinguished Professor of European History
Department of History
Brown University

Jonathan Decter
Edmond J. Safra Professor of Sephardic Studies
Department of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies
Brandeis University

Phyllis Deutsch
Institute for Writing and Rhetoric
Dartmouth College

Robin Feuer Miller
Edytha Macy Gross Professor of Humanities
Chair, Department of German, Russian, and Asian Languages and Literature
Brandeis University

Derek Penslar
William Lee Frost Professor of Jewish History
Department of History
Harvard University

Matthew Sheehy
University Librarian
Brandeis University
Ex-Officio Board Member

David Sherman
Associate Professor of English
Department of English
Brandeis University

Cindy Parks Thomas
Professor and Associate Dean for Research
The Heller School for Social Policy and Management
Brandeis University

Advisory Board

Susan Barba
Senior Editor, New York Review of Books Publishers

Betsy Groban
Publishing Professional (WGBH, Houghton Mifflin, Mass Creative), Columnist, and Literary Critic

Tom Hallock
Publishing Professional (Beacon Press)

Christie Henry
Director, Princeton University Press

Jeffrey Mayersohn
Owner, The Harvard Bookstore

Matthew Sheehy
University Librarian, Brandeis University, Ex-Officio Board Member

Bill Smith
Director of Business Development and Trade Strategy, MIT Press

Ike Williams
Director, Sennott Williams and Rogers Attorneys and Kneerim & Williams Literary Agency