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


Terry Bisson

14 May 2024

Disability Worlds

Faye Ginsburg, Rayna Rapp

10 May 2024

Feminism against Cisness

Emma Heaney

3 May 2024

Making Value

Music, Capital, and the Social

Timothy D. Taylor

26 April 2024

Crip Spacetime

Access, Failure, and Accountability in Academic Life

Margaret Price

19 April 2024

Camera Geologica

An Elemental History of Photography

Siobhan Angus

22 March 2024

Mu, 49 Marks of Abolition

Sora Y. Han

22 March 2024

Fractal Repair

Queer Histories of Modern Jamaica

Matthew Chin

22 March 2024

At the Vanguard of Vinyl

A Cultural History of the Long-Playing Record in Jazz

Darren Mueller

15 March 2024

Fire Dreams

Making Black Feminist Liberation in the South

Laura McTighe, Women With A Vision

5 March 2024


How the Cassette Made Music Shareable

Rob Drew

5 March 2024


Governing Marine Life with Drones

Adam Fish

23 February 2024

Violent Intimacies

The Trans Everyday and the Making of an Urban World

Asli Zengin

23 February 2024

Nonhuman Witnessing

War, Data, and Ecology after the End of the World

Michael Richardson

9 February 2024

Streaming Music, Streaming Capital

Eric Drott

6 February 2024

Platinum Bible of the Public Toilet

Ten Queer Stories

Zi'en Cui, Petrus Liu, Lisa Rofel

6 February 2024


Hip Hop and Thanatological Narrations of Blackness

Anthony B. Pinn

12 January 2024

The Trauma Mantras

A Memoir in Prose Poems

Adrie Kusserow, Yusef Komunyakaa

9 January 2024


Achille Mbembe

9 January 2024

Struggles for the Human

Violent Legality and the Politics of Rights

Lara Montesinos Coleman

5 January 2024

Get Shown the Light

Improvisation and Transcendence in the Music of the Grateful Dead

Michael Kaler

17 November 2023

Making Gaybies

Queer Reproduction and Multiracial Feeling

Jaya Keaney

3 November 2023

Marx for Cats

A Radical Bestiary

Leigh Claire La Berge

3 November 2023


R&B Music and the Materiality of BlackFem Voices and Technology

Alexander Ghedi Weheliye

3 November 2023

The Affect Theory Reader 2

Worldings, Tensions, Futures

Gregory J. Seigworth, Carolyn Pedwell

13 October 2023

Black Enlightenment

Surya Parekh

15 September 2023

Together, Somehow

Music, Affect, and Intimacy on the Dancefloor

Luis Manuel Garcia-Mispireta

8 August 2023

The Girl in the Yellow Poncho

A Memoir

Kristal Brent Zook

8 August 2023

The Pulse of the Earth

Political Geology in Java

Adam Bobbette

4 August 2023

The Cunning of Gender Violence

Geopolitics and Feminism

Lila Abu-Lughod, Rema Hammami, Nadera Shalhoub-Kevorkian

2 August 2023

The Sovereign Self

Aesthetic Autonomy from the Enlightenment to the Avant-Garde

Grant H. Kester

2 August 2023


McKenzie Wark

14 March 2023


Lindsey A. Freeman

14 March 2023


Christopher Schaberg

14 March 2023


Stewart Lawrence Sinclair

14 March 2023

Wake Up, This Is Joburg

Tanya Zack, Mark Lewis

6 January 2023

Duke Featured Series


Series editor: Margret Grebowicz

Books in the Practices series are for real-life hobbyists, devotees, and enthusiasts. They are by and about amateurs in the original sense—those who engage in pursuits out of sheer love and fascination. Practices books show how an ordinary activity like fishing, running, or juggling helps us come to understand ourselves and the world around us. Sleek and incisive, they reveal the pleasures of losing oneself in doing anything that holds sway over us, no matter how common or minor it might seem. They map new places inside us. Practices books will intrigue and challenge an activity’s most ardent practitioners as well as those who never considered their appeal.






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.

Duke University Press Journals

Duke University Press journals are a vital part of scholarly discourse in humanities and social sciences. Their titles—some with broad, interdisciplinary focus, others which investigate the depths of a particular area of study—continue to define and redefine the terms of scholarly discussion. Find out more about Duke University Press Journals, by clicking the button below:

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