Cornell University Press

Cornell University Press fosters a culture of broad and sustained inquiry through the publication of scholarship that is engaged, influential, and of lasting significance.

Established in 1869 as the first American university press, shortly after the founding of Cornell, the press embodies and advances the university’s core values by disseminating fundamental and practical knowledge, while commanding its own distinct editorial profile. The press, as part of a land-grant institution, is also dedicated to transforming research into publications that reach and benefit the wider public.

Works published under its imprints reflect a commitment to excellence through rigorous evaluation, skillful editing, thoughtful design, strategic marketing, and global outreach.

Cornell University Press publishes nonfiction, with particular strengths in anthropology, Asian studies, classics, geography, higher education, history (US, European, Asian, and military), literary and cultural studies, medieval studies, New York City and State, politics and international relations, Russian and Eurasian studies, sociology, and urban studies.

Key subject areas


Asian Studies


Higher Education


Literary & Cultural Studies

Medieval Studies

Politics & IR

Russian & East European Studies


Labour Studies

Urban Studies

Cornell Catalogues

Cornell Featured Titles


The Political Life of Blood in India

Jacob Copeman, Dwaipayan Banerjee

15 December 2019

Our Changing Menu

Climate Change and the Foods We Love and Need

Michael P. Hoffmann, Carrie Koplinka-Loehr, Danielle L. Eiseman

15 April 2021

Drunk on Genocide

Alcohol and Mass Murder in Nazi Germany

Edward B. Westermann

15 March 2021


A Cultural History of Hoarding

Rebecca R. Falkoff

15 May 2021

England's Cross of Gold

Keynes, Churchill, and the Governance of Economic Beliefs

James Ashley Morrison

15 September 2021

Mobilizing in Uncertainty

Collective Identities and War in Abkhazia

Anastasia Shesterinina

15 March 2021

Republicanism, Communism, Islam

Cosmopolitan Origins of Revolution in Southeast Asia

John T. Sidel

15 May 2021

Mobilizing Japanese Youth

The Cold War and the Making of the Sixties Generation

Christopher Gerteis

15 July 2021

Can You Beat Churchill?

Teaching History through Simulations

Michael A. Barnhart

15 June 2021

The Beekeeper's Handbook

Diana Sammataro, Alphonse Avitabile, Dewey M. Caron

15 April 2021

The Writing Public

Participatory Knowledge Production in Enlightenment and Revolutionary France

Elizabeth Andrews Bond

15 March 2021

Why Noncompliance

The Politics of Law in the European Union

Tanja A. Börzel

15 February 2021

Collaborative Anthropology Today

A Collection of Exceptions

Dominic Boyer, George E. Marcus

15 January 2021

Reworking Japan

Changing Men at Work and Play under Neoliberalism

Nana Okura Gagné

15 January 2021

The Everyday Lives of Sovereignty

Political Imagination beyond the State

Rebecca Bryant, Madeleine Reeves

15 June 2021

Laboratory of Socialist Development

Cold War Politics and Decolonization in Soviet Tajikistan

Artemy M. Kalinovsky

15 November 2021

God, Tsar, and People

The Political Culture of Early Modern Russia

Daniel B. Rowland, Russell E. Martin

15 November 2020

Indonesians and Their Arab World

Guided Mobility among Labor Migrants and Mecca Pilgrims

Mirjam Lücking

15 January 2021

Cornell Featured Series

Battlegrounds: Cornell Studies in Military History

General Editor: David J. Silbey, Acquiring Editor: Bethany Wasik

Focusing on the intersection of battlefield, social, and cultural history, books in this series bring the strengths of each subfield to bear on the study of military history. We publish military history that draws on the continuing vitality of the field, while incorporating the best methods and analyses from the entire historical discipline. The series embeds our understanding of wars and the militaries within the societies and cultures that fought them and built them.

NIU Series in Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies

Series Editor: Christine D. Worobec, Acquiring Editor: Amy Farranto

The NIU Series in Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies, established in 1999, publishes important books in the areas of history and literature, spanning from the Middle Ages to the Post-Soviet era.

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