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.