The University of Texas Press is a book and journal publisher—a focal point where the life experiences, insights, and specialized knowledge of writers converge to be disseminated in both print and digital formats. Established in 1950, UT Press has published more than 3,000 books over six decades. Under the direction of David Hamrick, the Press produces approximately one hundred new books and thirteen journals each year. A list of the Press' Advisory Council Members can be found https://utpress.utexas.edu/support.
By launching a scholarly press, the University of Texas at Austin made several important statements: books matter; books educate; and publishing good books is a public responsibility and a valuable component of higher education.
In the years since, the Press has become a publisher of international scope, issuing works in a wide range of fields. Our books present the results of original research conducted all across the United States and Latin America and in centers of learning throughout the world. Our major areas of scholarly concentration are American studies, anthropology, archaeology, architecture, art, classics, film and media studies, food studies and cookbooks, history, Jewish studies, Latin American and pre-Columbian studies, Latinx studies, Middle Eastern studies, music, nature and environment, photography, and Texas and the Southwest.
In addition, UT Press publishes books of general interest for a wider audience on a variety of subjects, including history, current affairs, the visual arts, music, and food, among others. As part of its mission to serve the people of Texas, the Press also produces books on the history, culture, arts, and natural history of the state.
Our publishing programs in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences extend far beyond the borders of Texas and even of the United States. We count among our authors some of the most respected scholars and writers in the hemisphere. Yet a rich source of literary material lies at our very feet on the university's Austin campus.
The university's reputation is built on its faculty, its nationally recognized centers for advanced study, and its renowned archives and collections in literature, history, art, and the sciences—sources on which the Press has drawn for decades. UT Press regularly collaborates with the university's Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, Center for Mexican American Studies, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Harry Ransom Center, Institute of Classical Archaeology, Jack S. Blanton Museum of Art, LLILAS Benson Latin American Studies and Collections, and the Schusterman Center for Jewish Studies.