Books at Duke University Press

We publish around 120 books every year, featuring cutting-edge scholarship in the humanities and social sciences. Our books win major awards, including the Lionel Trilling Book Prize, the Katherine Singer Kovacs Award, the Woody Guthrie Award, the Bryce Wood Book Award, the Clifford Geertz Prize, the Ruth Benedict Prize, the Sara A. Whaley Prize, the Lambda Literary Award, the Bolton-Johnson Prize, and many others.

Our books are for both scholars and the general public and focus on the following fields:

  • African studies
  • African American studies
  • American studies
  • Anthropology
  • Art and art history
  • Asian studies
  • Asian American studies
  • Chicanx/Latinx studies
  • Cultural studies
  • Film/TV studies
  • Indigenous and Native American studies
  • Music
  • Political and social theory
  • Queer theory/GLBT studies
  • Religion
  • Science studies
  • Women's/gender studies


We offer our books in print and electronic formats. Print books are available through a variety of wholesalers. Single titles of Duke e-books are available from select vendors, including Dawson Books, EBSCO, and ProQuest. Duke e-books are also available for purchase through the e-Duke Books Scholarly Collection or subject collections.