University of Texas Press

The University of Texas Press is a book publisher—a focal point where the life experiences, insights, and specialized knowledge of writers converge to be disseminated in print.

By launching a scholarly press in 1950, the University of Texas made several important statements: books matter; books educate; and publishing good books is a public responsibility and a valuable component of the state’s system of higher education. In the years since, the Press has become a publisher of international scope, issuing works in a wide range of fields. Our books present the results of original research conducted all across the United States and Latin America and in centers of learning throughout the world. These scholarly books contain important theories and discoveries and help to preserve the cultural heritage of the Americas.

The University of Texas Press has published more than 3,000 books over six decades. Currently a staff of 46, under the direction of Director David Hamrick, it brings out approximately 100 books and 13 journals annually. 

Key subject areas


Popular Music

Latin American Studies

Classics & Archaeology

Food & Cooking

Middle East Studies

Art & Architecture

Film, Media & Comic Book Studies

Texas Catalogues

Texas Featured Titles

Mainstream Maverick

John Hughes and New Hollywood Cinema

Holly Chard

1 September 2020

Electrifying Mexico

Technology and the Transformation of a Modern City

Diana Montaño

14 September 2021

Egypt’s Football Revolution

Emotion, Masculinity, and Uneasy Politics

Carl Rommel

27 July 2021

Below the Stars

How the Labor of Working Actors and Extras Shapes Media Production

Kate Fortmueller

13 July 2021

Land without Masters

Agrarian Reform and Political Change under Peru's Military Government

Anna Cant

20 April 2021

My Heart Became a Bomb

Ramy al-Asheq, Levi Thompson

27 April 2021

Flash of Light, Wall of Fire

Japanese Photographs Documenting the Atomic Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

6 August 2020


A History of Women and Sports in Latin America

Brenda Elsey, Joshua Nadel

15 July 2020

Glitter Up the Dark

How Pop Music Broke the Binary

Sasha Geffen

7 April 2020

My Shadow Is My Skin

Voices from the Iranian Diaspora

Katherine Whitney, Leila Emery

16 March 2020


Kemal Varol, Dayla Rogers

15 February 2020

Texas Featured Series

Music Matters

Series editors: Evelyn McDonnell & Oliver Wang

Music Matters is a new series of concise books that make outsize arguments for the meaning and legacy of a wide range of popular artists. These short, sharp polemics will make the musical, cultural, experiential, and personal case for the artists we love, all filtered through the consciousness of writers of distinction working in music criticism, journalism, academia, and literature.

World Comics and Graphic Nonfiction Series

Series editors: Frederick Luis Aldama & Christopher González

The World Comics and Graphic Nonfiction Series includes monographs and edited volumes that focus on the analysis and interpretation of comic books and graphic nonfiction from around the world. The books published in the series use analytical approaches from literature, art history, cultural studies, communication studies, media studies, and film studies, among other fields, to help define the comic book studies field at a time of great vitality and growth.

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