Ohio University Press

Incorporated in 1947 and formally organized in 1964 by Ohio University president Vernon Alden, Ohio University Press is the oldest scholarly publisher in Ohio. Since its founding, the Press (including its trade imprint, Swallow Press) has developed into a leading publisher of books about AfricaAppalachiaSoutheast Asia, and the Midwest, as well as on many other topics. From academic monographs to regional guides to internationally acclaimed literary works, its books have established the Press as an essential member of its many communities: scholarly, literary, and geographic.

The Press publishes between forty-five and fifty books a year. Distributed worldwide, its books are regularly covered by prominent national and international news and review media; in countless academic journals; and in a wide variety of literary and cultural outlets.

Key subject areas

African Studies

Indian Ocean Studies

Global Health

Victorian Studies

Environment & Agriculture


Literature, Fiction & Poetry


Ohio Catalogues

Ohio Featured Titles

African Leaders of the Twentieth Century, Volume 2

Cabral, Machel, Mugabe, Sirleaf

Allen F. Isaacman, Barbara S. Isaacman, Peter Karibe Mendy, Sue Onslow, Martin Plaut, Pamela Scully

12 July 2022

English Lit


Bernard Clay

17 May 2022

The Great Upheaval

Women and Nation in Postwar Nigeria

Judith A. Byfield

18 January 2022

Embodied Engineering

Gendered Labor, Food Security, and Taste in Twentieth-Century Mali

Laura Ann Twagira

24 December 2021

Africanizing Oncology

Creativity, Crisis, and Cancer in Uganda

Marissa Mika

21 December 2021

The Muridiyya on the Move

Islam, Migration, and Place Making

Cheikh Anta Babou

10 December 2021

Apartheid’s Black Soldiers

Un-national Wars and Militaries in Southern Africa

Lennart Bolliger

1 October 2021

Fine Boys

A Novel

Eghosa Imasuen

28 September 2021

Becoming a Place of Unrest

Environmental Crisis and Ecophenomenological Praxis

Robert Booth

7 September 2021

Sports in Africa, Past and Present

Todd Cleveland, Tarminder Kaur, Gerard Akindes

30 July 2021

A History of Tourism in Africa

Exoticization, Exploitation, and Enrichment

Todd Cleveland

23 February 2021

The Actual True Story of Ahmed and Zarga

Mohamedou Ould Slahi, Larry Siems

23 February 2021

Ohio Featured Series

Ohio Short Histories of Africa

Series editors: Daniel Magaziner, Michelle R. Moyd & Moses Ochonu

Ohio Short Histories of Africa is a series of informative and concise guides, lively biographies, and succinct introductions to important topics in African history.

Series in Continental Thought

Series editor: Dr. Hanne Jacobs

The Series in Continental Thought publishes scholarship that critically engages and extends twentieth- and twenty-first-century European thought, especially phenomenology. The series provides a forum for innovative interpretations of influential figures within this tradition, such as Husserl, Heidegger, Merleau-Ponty, Sartre, de Beauvoir, Levinas, and Derrida. In addition, the series publishes contemporary work in phenomenology that enters into dialogue with other philosophical traditions and fields, including cognitive science, moral psychology, feminist theory, critical race theory, and environmental studies.

U.S. & Canada orders

If you are ordering from the U.S. or Canada, please visit www.ohioswallow.com