Stanford University Press

Stanford University Press is committed to the dissemination of new knowledge that will benefit, challenge and illuminate our society. The Press publishes around 130 books per year in the Humanities and Social Sciences, with a strong concentration in History, Literature, Philosophy, and Asian Studies, and growing lists in Politics, Sociology, Anthropology, and Religion.

Key subject areas

Business & Economics

Middle East Studies



Security Studies

Asian Studies

Jewish Studies

Film & Media

Stanford Catalogues

Stanford Featured Titles

My Life as an Artificial Creative Intelligence

A Speculative Fiction

Mark Amerika

10 May 2022

How to Live at the End of the World

Theory, Art, and Politics for the Anthropocene

Travis Holloway

3 May 2022

Love against Substitution

Seventeenth-Century English Literature and the Meaning of Marriage

Eric B. Song

26 April 2022

Translating Food Sovereignty

Cultivating Justice in an Age of Transnational Governance

Matthew C. Canfield

19 April 2022

Automation Is a Myth

Luke Munn

5 April 2022

Can We Unlearn Racism?

What South Africa Teaches Us About Whiteness

Jacob R. Boersema

1 March 2022

Understanding Global Migration

James F. Hollifield, Neil Foley

1 March 2022

The Border Within

Vietnamese Migrants Transforming Ethnic Nationalism in Berlin

Phi Hong Su

15 February 2022

Design Leadership Ignited

Elevating Design at Scale

Eric Quint, Gerda Gemser, Giulia Calabretta

8 February 2022

Dream Super-Express

A Cultural History of the World's First Bullet Train

Jessamyn Abel

11 January 2022

Precarious Asia

Global Capitalism and Work in Japan, South Korea, and Indonesia

Arne L. Kalleberg, Kevin Hewison, Kwang-Yeong Shin

21 December 2021

Policing Bodies

Law, Sex Work, and Desire in Johannesburg

I. India Thusi

21 December 2021

The Future of Executive Development

Mihnea C. Moldoveanu, Das Narayandas

30 November 2021

Taxis vs. Uber

Courts, Markets, and Technology in Buenos Aires

Juan Manuel del Nido

9 November 2021

Networked Nonproliferation

Making the NPT Permanent

Michal Onderco

5 October 2021


How Ancient Greek Myths Empower Us to Resist Tyranny

Emily Katz Anhalt

14 September 2021

Green Mass

The Ecological Theology of St. Hildegard of Bingen

Michael Marder

7 September 2021

The Origins of COVID-19

China and Global Capitalism

Li Zhang

3 August 2021

Stanford Featured Series

Stanford Studies in Middle Eastern and Islamic Societies and Cultures

Series editors: Joel Beinin & Laleh Khalili

This series explores the social and political conditions that enable various forms of cultural expression in the Middle East—whether Islamic, nationalist, or secular—and the ways in which these forms legitimate regimes and operate as social movements. Books in this series are particularly concerned with the relationships between the new international economy, local states, national and sub-national communities, and local, regional, and transnational forms of culture. With a chronological focus from World War II to the present, this series produces books of cutting-edge scholarship and broad appeal that address the region spanning from Morocco to Pakistan—the zone that constitutes the historic core of the Muslim-majority world.

Stanford Briefs

The Stanford Briefs imprint presents an innovative collection of new books. Published across our various disciplines, these books address the essence of a topic. Briefs are essay-length works freed from the technical requirements of the scholarly journal article and the elaborate documentation of the full-length research monograph. All Briefs are peer-reviewed, and the criteria we use to select and approve each manuscript match the rigor and high standards of our traditional monographs. Without sacrificing the quality of carefully edited and produced content, these books are published on faster schedules to allow for time-sensitive dialogue. Short and incisive, Stanford Briefs promote intelligent debate, bringing novel perspectives to a wide range of readers.

South Asia in Motion

Series editor: Thomas Blom Hansen

South Asia is on the move. People, goods, ideas, aesthetic forms, institutional designs, and political dynamics originating in South Asia have been increasingly important across the globe throughout the 20th century. Today, seismic social, economic, and cultural shifts across the region undermine old certainties, unsettle long established social hierarchies and patterns of life, transforming the lives of hundreds of millions of people. This series foregrounds scholarly work that critically and imaginatively explores these vast and deep transformations and the complex historical conditions that made them possible. The series is focused on contemporary issues and distinctly modern and colonial investigations grounded in strong empirical, ethnographic, and archival work.

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