University of Washington Press

The University of Washington Press is the nonprofit book and multimedia publishing arm of the University of Washington. The University of Washington Press plays an important role as the major scholarly publisher in the U.S. north of California and west of the Rockies. The Press has published approximately 4,400 books, of which about 1,400 are currently in print. Today we publish about sixty new titles each year.

The Press has especially distinguished lists in Asian studies, Middle East studies, anthropology, Western history and biography, environmental studies, and natural history. We are recognized as the foremost publisher in the country on the art and culture of the Northwest Coast Indians and Alaskan Eskimos, and as a leader in the publication of materials dealing with the Asian American experience. In recent years, the Press has established copublishing and distribution relationships with a growing list of art museums and other institutions around the world.

Key subject areas

Asian Studies

Art History


Environmental Studies

Indigenous Studies

Pacific Northwest

Asian American Fiction

Women’s & Feminist Studies

Washington Catalogues

Washington Featured Titles

Sustaining Natures

An Environmental Anthropology Reader

Sarah R. Osterhoudt, K. Sivaramakrishnan, K. Sivaramakrishnan

14 July 2023

Inside the World of Climate Change Skeptics

Kristin Haltinner, Dilshani Sarathchandra

9 May 2023

A Century of Modern Chinese Poetry

An Anthology

Michelle Yeh, Zhangbin Li, Frank Stewart

2 May 2023

Wide-Open Desert

A Queer History of New Mexico

Jordan Biro Walters

7 February 2023

The Cultivated Forest

People and Woodlands in Asian History

Ian M. Miller, Bradley Camp Davis, Brian Lander, John S. Lee

29 November 2022

The Swedish Theory of Love

Individualism and Social Trust in Modern Sweden

Henrik Berggren, Lars Trägårdh, Stephen Donovan

6 September 2022


A History of Batteries and Lessons for a Clean Energy Future

James Morton Turner, Paul S. Sutter, Paul S. Sutter

16 August 2022


Resistance and Revolution in Women's Body Hair Politics

Breanne Fahs

14 June 2022

Communist Pigs

An Animal History of East Germany's Rise and Fall

Thomas Fleischman, Paul S. Sutter, Paul S. Sutter

10 May 2022

Debating Malthus

A Documentary Reader on Population, Resources, and the Environment

Robert J. Mayhew, Paul S. Sutter, Paul S. Sutter

3 May 2022

Pure and True

The Everyday Politics of Ethnicity for China's Hui Muslims

David R. Stroup, Stevan Harrell

7 March 2022

Mumbai Taximen

Autobiographies and Automobilities in India

Tarini Bedi, Padma Kaimal, K. Sivaramakrishnan, Anand A. Yang

15 February 2022

Dancing Transnational Feminisms

Ananya Dance Theatre and the Art of Social Justice

Ananya Chatterjea, Hui Niu Wilcox, Alessandra Lebea Williams, D. Soyini Madison, Piya Chatterjee

21 January 2022

The City in Time

Contemporary Art and Urban Form in Vietnam and Cambodia

Pamela N. Corey

29 October 2021

Footprints of War

Militarized Landscapes in Vietnam

David Andrew Biggs, Paul S. Sutter, Paul S. Sutter

31 August 2021

Chinese Village Life Today

Building Families in an Age of Transition

Gonçalo Santos

22 August 2021

Wetlands in a Dry Land

More-Than-Human Histories of Australia's Murray-Darling Basin

Emily O'Gorman, Paul S. Sutter, Paul S. Sutter

13 July 2021

Healing with Poisons

Potent Medicines in Medieval China

Yan Liu

27 June 2021

Washington Featured Series

Weyerhaeuser Environmental Books

Series editor: Paul S. Sutter

Weyerhaeuser Environmental Books explore human relationships with natural environments in all their variety and complexity. They seek to cast new light on the ways that natural systems affect human communities, the ways that people affect the environments of which they are a part, and the ways that different cultural conceptions of nature profoundly shape our sense of the world around us.

Decolonizing Feminisms: Antiracist and Transnational Praxis

Series editor: Piya Chatterjee

Decolonizing Feminisms explores the integral connections between theory, activism, policy making and other forms of social action. The series brings together new work by US women of color, Indigenous, and transnational feminists to envision critical and imaginative frameworks for political resistance and progressive social change.

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