About UVa 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 University Presses, UVAP currently publishes seventy 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, architecture, and regional books. While it continuously pursues new titles, UVAP also maintains a backlist of over 1,000 titles in print.

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University of Virginia Press
210 Sprigg Lane
Charlottesville, VA 22903-2417

If you are driving, we usually have parking space available in the driveway just past Bemiss House on the left; we do not have visitor permits for the Alumni Hall parking lot.

Press Mission

The University of Virginia Press is the scholarly publishing division of the University of Virginia. The Press supports the academic mission of the University by publishing scholarship in a variety of print and digital formats that contributes to the progress of research and learning. We also actively seek works by scholars aimed at bringing the findings of a discipline to the well-educated reading public. Also important to our mission as part of a public university is the publication of works of regional interest to inform and engage the citizens of Virginia through guides to regional history, natural history, architecture, and culture. We seek to publish works of the highest quality that will bring positive recognition to the Press and the University.

Code of Conduct

Because a culture of equity and respect is vital to our publishing mission, the University of Virginia Press embraces a code of conduct that governs all of our collaborations, including staff, authors, reviewers, advisory boards, media, vendors, and other partners. The Press actively sustains a positive environment defined by constructive relationships, equity and inclusion, and mutual respect. We commit to holding challenging discussions of differences in a courteous, nonconfrontational manner and with respect to a diversity of viewpoints. The Press has zero tolerance for racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, ableism, ageism, or any other form of discrimination or harassment, or for unethical professional conduct of any kind.

If you have encountered a violation of the code of conduct outlined above, please contact the Director of the Press at to discuss the matter. Incidents of discrimination, harassment, and other forms of abuse can also be reported to the University of Virginia’s Office for Equal Opportunity and Civil Rights.

Land-use Acknowledgment

The University of Virginia Press is situated on the traditional lands of the Monacan Nation, and the Commonwealth of Virginia was and is home to many other Indigenous people. We pay our respect to all of them, past and present. We also honor the enslaved African and African American people who built the University of Virginia, and we recognize their descendants. We commit to fostering voices from these communities through our publications and to deepening our collective understanding of their histories and contributions. 

To learn more or make a donation, visit the Monocan Nation and the Descendants of Enslaved Communities at UVA.

Current Board Members

Gustavo Pellón, chair
Professor Emeritus of Spanish, University of Virginia
Jessica Andruss
Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, University of Virginia
John Comazzi
Associate Professor, School of Architecture (w/ appointment in Education & Human Development), University of Virginia
Kirt Von Daacke
Associate Professor of History, University of Virginia
Kevin K. Gaines
Julian Bond Professor of Civil Rights and Social Justice & Professor of African American History, University of Virginia
Justene Hill Edwards
Associate Professor of History, University of Virginia
Nana Last
Professor of Architecture, School of Architecture, University of Virginia
Penny Von Eschen
Chair of American Studies, Professof History and William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of American Studies, University of Virginia
Julian Maxwell Hayter
Associate Professor of Leadership Studies, University of Richmond
Katrina Powell
Director of the Center for Refugee, Migrant, and Displacement Studies, Virginia Tech

Ex Officio

Brie Gertler
Vice Provost for Academic Affairs
Jonathan D. Bowen
Assistant to the President and Writer, University of Virginia
Eric Brandt
Director, University of Virginia Press
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