Duke University Press

Duke University Press, internationally recognized as a prominent publisher of books and journals, publishes approximately 120 books annually and over 40 journals, as well as offering five electronic collections.

The Press publishes primarily in the humanities and social sciences and is known as a publisher willing to take chances with nontraditional and interdisciplinary publications. The Press seeks to pursue its objectives with vision and integrity and a commitment to the highest standards of both critical scholarly review and professional publishing judgment.

Key subject areas


Social Theory

Queer Theory

Affect Theory

Left/Marxist Politics

Latin American Studies

Asian Studies

Film & TV

Duke Catalogues

Duke Featured Titles


Sara Ahmed

28 September 2021

Selected Writings on Race and Difference

Stuart Hall, Paul Gilroy, Ruth Wilson Gilmore

30 April 2021

Selected Writings on Marxism

Stuart Hall, Gregor McLennan

30 April 2021

Dear Science and Other Stories

Katherine McKittrick

29 January 2021

Birthing Black Mothers

Jennifer C. Nash

20 August 2021

The Inheritance

Elizabeth A. Povinelli

26 March 2021


An Anthropological Account

Marilyn Strathern

17 April 2020

The Deconstruction of Sex

Jean-Luc Nancy, Irving Goh

25 October 2021

Eating in Theory

Annemarie Mol

23 April 2021

The Jamaica Reader

History, Culture, Politics

Diana Paton, Matthew J. Smith

18 June 2021

Experimenting with Ethnography

A Companion to Analysis

Andrea Ballestero, Brit Ross Winthereik

23 July 2021

Cloud Ethics

Algorithms and the Attributes of Ourselves and Others

Louise Amoore

8 May 2020

Pollution Is Colonialism

Max Liboiron

14 May 2021

Mao's Bestiary

Medicinal Animals and Modern China

Liz P. Y. Chee

14 May 2021

Building Socialism

The Afterlife of East German Architecture in Urban Vietnam

Christina Schwenkel

20 November 2020

Wild Things

The Disorder of Desire

Jack Halberstam

29 October 2020

Around the Day in Eighty Worlds

Politics of the Pluriverse

Martin Savransky

4 June 2021

The Nature of Space

Milton Santos, Brenda Baletti, Susanna Hecht

6 October 2021

Duke Featured Series

Experimental Futures

Series editors: Michael M. J. Fischer & Joseph Dumit

Experimental Futures brings together theoretically innovative, ethnographically rich interdisciplinary work that is emerging in response to the uneven networks and differentiating cultures brought about by globally extended, as well as locally produced, biotechnologies, information technologies, digital humanities, bio and electronic arts. Experimental Futures is home to scholarship produced at the intersection of anthropology, science and technology studies, medicine, political economy, and studies of new media and arts.

The Latin American Readers

Series editors: Robin Kirk & Orin Starn

This series, founded by Valerie Millholland, provides readers with a deep, human view of Latin America’s many faces. Each volume will focus on a single country and cover the main themes in its history and contemporary life, including migration and urbanization, racial and ethnic diversity, art and culture, war and political strife, women’s rights, the environment, economic reform, and democracy.

Theory in Forms

Series editors: Nancy Rose Hunt & Achille Mbembe

Theory in Forms presents new writing showcasing the import of new political contours in our planetary times of crisis, racializations, and securitization. The books address temporal and spatial scales—whether global, transnational, or intimate—and emphasize movement, borders, enclaves, and impasses in (post)colonies, global South(s), and beyond. Inciting experimentation with structure, methods, and the practice of writing, the series argues that form enables theory.

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