Ask UP site host, winter 2020-2021

Michigan State University Press is the scholarly publishing arm of historic Michigan State University (1855), the nation’s pioneer land-grant university and the prototype for the institutions established under the Morrill Act of 1862. Although a formal press was not established at MSU until the mid-twentieth century, scholarly publishing was an important part of the institution’s mission from early on; significant and influential technical publications were regularly issued from the colleges as early as the mid-1870s. Since its founding in 1947, the mission of the Michigan State University Press has been to be a catalyst for positive intellectual, social, and technological change through the publication of research and intellectual inquiry, making significant contributions to scholarship in the arts, humanities, sciences, and social sciences.

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Ask UP questions curated and answered by NYU Press during fall 2020 

A publisher of original scholarship since its founding in 1916, New York University Press is a department of the New York University Division of Libraries. Working across the humanities and social sciences, NYU Press has award-winning lists in sociology, law, cultural and American studies, religion, American history, anthropology, politics, criminology, media and communication, literary studies, and disability studies. Several key themes or topics, especially race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, inequality and youth studies, unify all our publishing disciplines.

Our key co-publishing programs include the American Literatures Initiative and the Early American Places series—university press publishing collaborations funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, which supports the publication of first books by scholars. The Press also co-publishes the Clay Sanskrit Library, and, most recently, with the NYU Abu Dhabi Institute, the Library of Arabic Literature.

NYU Press has been a member of the Association of University Presses (AUPresses) since 1937. Our office is located one block south of Union Square in Manhattan. Please check out our website at and our blog, From the Square, at