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

Acholi Intellectuals

Knowledge, Power, and the Making of Colonial Northern Uganda, 1850–1960

Patrick William Otim

13 February 2024

Making Martial Races

Gender, Society, and Warfare in Africa

Myles Osborne

19 December 2023

A Country of Defiance

Mapping the Casamance in Senegal

Mark W. Deets

7 November 2023

Unruly Ideas

A History of Kitawala in Congo

Nicole Eggers

31 October 2023

Research as More Than Extraction

Knowledge Production and Gender-Based Violence in African Societies

Annie Bunting, Allen Kiconco, Joel Quirk

24 October 2023


Ecology, Humanity, and Francophone Cultural Expressions

Isaac Vincent Joslin

9 May 2023

Apartheid’s Leviathan

Electricity and the Power of Technological Ambivalence

Faeeza Ballim

25 April 2023

Toxic Timescapes

Examining Toxicity across Time and Space

Simone M. Müller, May-Brith Ohman Nielsen

17 January 2023

Written Out

The Silencing of Regina Gelana Twala

Joel Cabrita

17 January 2023

Convening Black Intimacy

Christianity, Gender, and Tradition in Early Twentieth-Century South Africa

Natasha Erlank

8 November 2022

A Language for the World

The Standardization of Swahili

Morgan J. Robinson

8 November 2022

The Phenomenology of Pain

Saulius Geniusas

25 October 2022

Africanizing Oncology

Creativity, Crisis, and Cancer in Uganda

Marissa Mika

18 October 2022

Apartheid’s Black Soldiers

Un-national Wars and Militaries in Southern Africa

Lennart Bolliger

4 October 2022

Enchanted Ground

The Spirit Room of Jonathan Koons

Sharon Hatfield

14 June 2022


Mandela and the Revolutionaries

Paul S. Landau

7 June 2022

The Great Upheaval

Women and Nation in Postwar Nigeria

Judith A. Byfield

4 January 2022

Embodied Engineering

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

Laura Ann Twagira

17 December 2021

The Muridiyya on the Move

Islam, Migration, and Place Making

Cheikh Anta Babou

10 December 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