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The University of Texas Press is dedicated to publishing books and journals that matter and educate; publishing good books is a public responsibility and a key component of higher education.
Who We Are
The University of Texas Press is a book and journal publisher—a focal point where the life experiences, insights, and specialized knowledge of writers around the world converge to educate students; advance scholarship in the humanities and social sciences; and deepen our understanding of history, current events, contemporary culture, and the natural environment. Since it was established in 1950, the University of Texas Press has published more than 3,000 books, and currently publishes approximately eighty new books and thirteen journals each year.
What We're Fundraising For
When you donate to UTP, your dollars will directly support first-time authors in the publishing process. Authors face a range of expenses on the road to publication, from the licensing of illustrations to the creation of an index and other key parts of a book. First-time authors typically have access to fewer institutional sources of support. By supporting the scholars who write books and journal articles, your generosity helps the University of Texas Press reach a broad audience of readers and researchers around the world.
Your donation supports the ongoing work of the University of Texas Press on the 40 Acres and far beyond. Our books and journals programs offer the foundational research and analysis used by policymakers, opinion leaders, journalists, researchers, and influential writers and commentators, and we make this research—generated by university faculty and scholars outside the academy—available to the broader public. The publications of the University of Texas Press truly change the world.
About the Press
Since our founding nearly 75 years ago, the Press has become a publisher of international scope, issuing works from a wide range of scholarly fields, including 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 the environment; photography; and Texas and the Southwest.
In addition, UT Press publishes books of general interest for a broad audience of readers on a variety of subjects, including history, current affairs, the visual arts, music, and food, among others. As part of our mission to serve the people of Texas, we also produce 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.
Clockwise, starting from upper left: Cherise Smith and the artist, Michael Ray Charles, signing Smith's book on the artist during a panel discussion and event at the Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum. | Author Asher Price at the Austin Public Library event for EARL CAMPBELL, wearing his vintage Earl Campbell Houston Oilers jersey. | Author Stephen Harrigan signing copies of BIG WONDERFUL THING at the Texas Tribune Festival. | Bill Malone, author of COUNTRY MUSIC USA, celebrates the 50th Anniversary Edition of the book alongside the premiere of Ken Burns's Country Music documentary at Austin City Limits. | UTPress author Karen Tongson (WHY KAREN CARPENTER MATTERS) with her fellow panelists Andrea Lawlor (Paul Takes the Form of a Mortal Girl) and Jack Kaulfus (Gertrude Press) at the Texas Book Festival. | Authors P.J. and Benchalak Srimart Stoops at the Texas Book Festival Central Market Cooking tent with their book TEXAS SEAFOOD. | Author and Rock N Roll Hall of Fame musician, Kathy Valentine of The Go Go's, launches her book ALL I'VE EVER WANTED at the Mountains and Plains Independent Bookseller Assoc. meeting. | Author Stephen Harrigan and Dan Rather celebrate the first book of the Texas Book Shelf during the launch event for BIG WONDERFUL THING at the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum. | Author Hanif Abdurraqib reads and speaks to a packed house of booksellers at the American Book Association Winter Institute. His book, GO AHEAD IN THE RAIN debuted on the New York Times Bestseller List—the first NYT bestseller for the University of Texas Press since 1967.