University of Wyoming Press

  • UPW logo primaryvertical colorWho We Are

    The University of Wyoming Press publishes peer-reviewed works of scholarly, cultural, and social importance that are relevant to our state, region, nation, and world. As an imprint of the University Press of Colorado, we aim to advance and disseminate knowledge globally by publishing significant scholarly works and making them accessible.

    What We Do

    University of Wyoming Press titles are anchored in interdisciplinary approaches to the humanities and social sciences, including books that enhance, explore, extend, critique, and interrogate Wyoming’s cultural, political, economic, and historical narratives. Our goal for these books is to facilitate communication among scholars and to engage the peoples of Wyoming and the Mountain West in conversations about our histories, cultures, and resources.

    Democracy and the United States

    We seek manuscripts that deepen our understanding of the quality of democracy in the United States, as well as the colonial legacy and influence of the United States internationally. This work is like a laboratory of democracy: we publish books that consider problems of democracy and how the history of race, class, and gender have shaped systems, political movements, and institutions. We are particularly interested in publishing books rooted in intersectional, interdisciplinary approaches to humanities and social sciences scholarship that ask enduring questions about democracy, ethics, justice, and the public good.

    Public Humanities

    We are interested in projects that describe, theorize, or critique the ways in which humanities scholars and practitioners interact with the public in the form of cultural institutions such as museums and libraries, cultural agencies that create programming for communities, nonprofit organizations that promote humanities engagement, as well as public events in local communities.

    Environmental Humanities

    Recognizing that the acute challenges of local and global environmental crises are fundamentally entangled with human culture, we seek manuscripts that take interdisciplinary approaches to explore the relationship between human values and belief systems and environmental change. We invite submissions from scholars from a range of disciplinary perspectives, including but not limited to literary studies, history, philosophy, religious studies, American studies, and ethnic studies. Publications will contribute to growing conversations about the critical, complementary role of the arts, humanities, and social sciences in addressing environmental crises and supporting efforts to build just, sustainable futures. Environmental humanities manuscripts that also deal fundamentally with issues of environmental justice will be considered for our Intersections in Environmental Justice series, published in cooperation with University Press of Colorado and Utah State University Press.

    Our Commitment to Diversity

    Together with the UPC cooperative members, the University of Wyoming Press is deeply committed to diversity and inclusion. Knowledge advances through productive differences in thinking. We, therefore, encourage diverse viewpoints in our workplace, on our governing body, within the body of scholarship we publish, among the authors who produce that scholarship, and in all of our collaborations and partnerships.

    As a member of the Association of University Presses, we fully support the Joint Statement of Principles developed by the Coalition for Diversity & Inclusion in Scholarly Publishing and the Statement on Equity & Anti-Racism ratified by the Equity, Justice, and Inclusion Committee and the AUPresses Board of Directors.

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