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

Everyday War

The Conflict over Donbas, Ukraine

Greta Lynn Uehling

15 February 2023

Robots Won't Save Japan

An Ethnography of Eldercare Automation

James Adrian Wright

15 February 2023

The Art and Thought of the "Beowulf" Poet

Leonard Neidorf

15 January 2023

The Plastic Turn

Ranjan Ghosh

15 November 2022

Fragile Resonance

Caring for Older Family Members in Japan and England

Jason Danely

15 October 2022

The Ink in the Grooves

Conversations on Literature and Rock 'n' Roll

Florence Dore

15 October 2022

Trying to Make It

The Enterprises, Gangs, and People of the American Drug Trade

Rajeev V. Gundur

15 August 2022

Staging Democracy

Political Performance in Ukraine, Russia, and Beyond

Jessica Pisano

15 July 2022

Western Self-Contempt

Oikophobia in the Decline of Civilizations

Benedict Beckeld

15 May 2022

Uncertainty by Design

Preparing for the Future with Scenario Technology

Limor Samimian-Darash

15 April 2022

Police, Provocation, Politics

Counterinsurgency in Istanbul

Deniz Yonucu

15 March 2022

Barack Obama

Conservative, Pragmatist, Progressive

Burton I. Kaufman

15 March 2022

The United States of Anonymous

How the First Amendment Shaped Online Speech

Jeff Kosseff

15 March 2022

Scandinavia in the Age of Vikings

Jon Vidar Sigurdsson, Thea Kveiland

15 March 2022

Fluid Russia

Between the Global and the National in the Post-Soviet Era

Vera Michlin-Shapir

15 December 2021

Laboratory of Socialist Development

Cold War Politics and Decolonization in Soviet Tajikistan

Artemy M. Kalinovsky

15 November 2021

Trans Historical

Gender Plurality before the Modern

Greta LaFleur, Masha Raskolnikov, Anna Klosowska

15 November 2021

Millennial Feminism at Work

Bridging Theory and Practice

Jane Juffer

15 November 2021

Singing Like Germans

Black Musicians in the Land of Bach, Beethoven, and Brahms

Kira Thurman

15 October 2021

England's Cross of Gold

Keynes, Churchill, and the Governance of Economic Beliefs

James A. Morrison II

15 September 2021

Can You Beat Churchill?

Teaching History through Simulations

Michael A. Barnhart

15 June 2021

The Everyday Lives of Sovereignty

Political Imagination beyond the State

Rebecca Bryant, Madeleine Reeves

15 June 2021

Republicanism, Communism, Islam

Cosmopolitan Origins of Revolution in Southeast Asia

John T. Sidel

15 May 2021


A Cultural History of Hoarding

Rebecca R. Falkoff

15 May 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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