About The Press



THE UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA PRESS was founded in 1963 to advance the intellectual interests not only of the University of Virginia, but of institutions of higher learning throughout the state. A member of the Association of American University Presses, UVaP currently publishes fifty to sixty new titles annually. New titles are approved by the Board of Directors after a rigorous process of peer review. The UVaP editorial program focuses primarily on the humanities and social sciences with special concentrations in American history, African American studies, southern studies, literature, ecocriticism, and regional books. While it continuously pursues new titles, UVaP also maintains a backlist of over 1,000 titles in print.

Active series include the Papers of George Washington; the Papers of James Madison; the Victorian Literature and Culture Series; CARAF Books (translations of Francophone literature); New World Studies; Cultural Frames, Framing Culture; the Carter G. Woodson Institute Series in Black Studies; Under the Sign of Nature: Explorations in Ecocriticism; The American South Series; A Nation Divided: New Studies in the Civil War; Constitutionalism and Democracy; Race, Ethnicity, and Politics; Reconsiderations in Southern African History; Studies in Early Modern German History; Studies in Religion and Culture; Southern Texts Society; and the Virginia Bookshelf series of regional reprints.

Current and prospective authors, please see our Information for Authors page. For information about open positions at the Press or  our internship program, see our Opportunities page.

Information on Rights and Permissions may be found here.

Board of Directors


Stephen Arata
Department of English, University of Virginia


Douglas Bradburn
Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington, Mount Vernon

James F. Childress
Department of Religious Studies, University of Virginia

Gabrielle Lanier
Department of History, James Madison University

Michael Lee
Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture
Department of Architectural History, University of Virginia

Michael Malouf
Associate Professor
Depatrtment of English, George Mason University

Lynn Sanders
Associate Professor
Department of Politics, University of Virginia

Jane Censer
Deopartment of History, George Mason University

H. H. (Hank) Shugart
Professor and Director of Center for Regional Environmental Studies
Department of Environmental History, University of Virginia

Ex Officio

Maurie McInnis
Vice Provost for Academic Programs, University of Virginia

Jonathan D. Bowen
Assistant to the President and Writer, University of Virginia

Mark Saunders
Executive Secretary, Director of University of Virginia Press