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To submit a proposal for a book in any of our series, please see our proposal submission guidelines here.

The success of diverse faculty entering institutions of higher education is shaped by varying factors at both the individual and institutional levels. Gender, race, class, ethnicity, and immigrant generation as well as their intersections and interplay influence experiences and aspirations of faculty members and administrators. Women have earned half or more of all doctoral degrees for almost a decade yet remain disproportionately underrepresented in tenured and leadership positions throughout academia.

Navigating Careers in Higher Education series, launched in Spring 2020 and now accepting proposals, utilizes an intersectional lens to examine and understand how faculty members and administrators navigate careers and their aspirations to succeed. The series will include edited collections and monographs that adopt an interdisciplinary, empirical approach that has theoretical, pedagogical, or policy impacts in addition to enabling individuals to...

Purdue Studies in Aeronautics and Astronautics builds on Purdue’s leadership in aeronautic and astronautic engineering, as well as the historic accomplishments of many of its luminary alums. Works in the series will explore cutting-edge topics in aeronautics and astronautics enterprises, tell unique stories from the history of flight and space travel, and contemplate the future of human space exploration and colonization.

Series editor: James R. Hansen, emeritus professor of history at Auburn University and author of First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong.

A dynamic relationship has always existed between people and animals. Each influences the psychological and physiological state of the other. Published in collaboration with Purdue University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, New Directions in the Human-Animal Bond expands our knowledge of the interrelationships between people, animals, and their environment. Manuscripts are welcomed on all aspects of human-animal interaction and welfare, including therapy applications, public policy, and the application of humane ethics in managing our living resources.

Series editors: Alan M. Beck and Marguerite E. O'Haire, Purdue University

Purdue Handbooks in Building Construction offers volumes that bridge theory with practice, providing the groundwork for a successful career in engineering and building project management.

Purdue Studies in Romance Literatures (PSRL) publishes books on topics of literary importance that make a significant contribution to Romance scholarship. Studies are written in English, Spanish, or French and deal with topics in French, Italian, Luso-Brazilian, Spanish, and Spanish American literatures. Books in the series cover a wide range of topics, including the comedia, seventeenth-century French literature, Italian and Latin American works, women's issues, and textual interpretation.

PSRL books are evaluated, edited, and prepared by the School of Languages and Literatures, College of Liberal Arts at Purdue University and published and distributed by Purdue University Press. Submission guidelines can be found here.

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Comparative Cultural Studies examines how cultural practices, especially contemporary creative media, both shape and themselves are shaped by current global developments such as the digitization of culture, virtual reality, global interconnectedness, increased people flows, transhumanism, environmental degradation, and new forms of subjectivities. We aim to publish manuscripts that cross disciplines and national borders in order to provide deep insights into these issues.

Series editor: Ari Ofengenden, Tulane University


The demise of the Communist Bloc a quarter century ago exposed the need for greater understanding of the broad stretch of Europe that lies between Germany and Russia. For more than four decades the Purdue University Press Central European Studies series has enriched knowledge of the region by producing scholarly monographs, advanced surveys, and select collections of the highest quality. Since its founding, this has been the only English-language series devoted primarily to the lands and peoples of the Habsburg Empire, its successor states, and those areas lying along its immediate periphery. Among the broad range of international scholars in the series are several authors whose engagement in public policy reflects the pressing challenges that confront the successor states. Indeed, salient issues such as democratization, censorship, competing national narratives, and the aspirations and treatment of national minorities bear evidence to the continuity...

Shofar Supplements in Jewish Studies is a book series linked to Shofar: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish Studies. Volumes focus on Jewish literature, culture, and history in the modern period and recent past.

The Casden Institute at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, supports research that aims to spur dialogue and achieve greater understanding not only about what it means to be Jewish in America, but what it means to be American in a pluralistic society. What can we learn from the historical and contemporary impact of Jews on American life? How have Jews interacted with other ethnic and religious groups? How has Jewish identity changed? What has the cultural expression of those changes been? Such inquiries can lead to a new appreciation for what it means to be Jewish, to be American, and to interact with people of other cultures.

Series editor: Steven J. Ross, director of the Casden Institute for the Study of the Jewish Role in American Life

Annual volumes in the series Studies in Jewish Civilization are based on presentations made at the yearly symposium sponsored by Creighton University, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and University of Nebraska at Omaha.  Each collection explores a different topic in Jewish history and culture worldwide that continues to be of interest today. Jargon-free, unbiased, and inherently interdisciplinary, every chapter is accessible, authoritative, and meant for scholars and laypeople alike. Among the most popular volumes are Jews and food, Jews and athletics, and Jews and humor.

Series editor: Leonard J. Greenspoon, Creighton University

The C-SPAN Archives, located adjacent to Purdue University, is the home of the online C-SPAN Video Library, which has copied all of C-SPAN's television content since 1987. Extensive indexing, captioning, and other enhanced online features provide researchers, policy analysts, students, teachers, and public officials with an unparalleled chronological and internally cross-referenced record for deeper study. The Year in C-SPAN Archives Research presents the finest interdisciplinary research utilizing tools of the C-SPAN Video Library. Each volume highlights recent scholarship and comprises leading experts and emerging voices in political science, journalism, psychology, computer science, communication, and a variety of other disciplines. Developed in partnership with the Brian Lamb School of Communication and with support from the C-SPAN Education Foundation, this series is guided by the ideal that all experimental outcomes, including those from our American...

Published in association with the Purdue Policy Research Institute, the Purdue Studies in Public Policy series publishes thought-provoking books aimed at an audience of public policy-makers as well as a generally-interested public looking for authoritative and accessible introductions to areas of global concern.

All proposals should include information outlined in our submission guidelines and be emailed to racej [at] purdue [dot] edu (Justin Race) with "Public Policy submission" in the subject line.

The Purdue Information Literacy Handbooks (PILH) series publishes works that present and discuss in-depth research, theory, and practices that advance information literacy. A key resource for researchers, educators, academic librarians, and students, PILH pushes the boundaries of the field through research and theory that explore information literacy in social, educational, and workplace settings while deploying innovative methods that investigate current and emerging ideas. Global in scope, the series is committed to publishing monographs that examine various practices and theories of information literacy from international perspectives. Highlighting the relationship between scholarship and pedagogy, PILH informs the work of information professionals, educators, and policy makers.

Topics of interest for the series include but are not limited to teaching and learning; human rights and social justice; disciplinary or professional communities;...

The Charleston Library Conference and its related venues for discourse provide a unique forum for discussion of issues of mutual interest across traditional divides between librarians, publishers, and vendors. Discussion is often “ahead of the curve,” anticipating as well as reflecting the most important trends. The series focuses on important topics in library, archival, and information science, presenting the issues in a jargon-free way that is accessible to all types of information professionals. A typical volume presents an overview of issues by an expert volume editor and then thematic chapters. Reflecting the pragmatic tone of the series, chapters often include case studies that describe lessons learned and suggest best practices.

Series editors: Katina Strauch and Tom Gilson, College of Charleston

The Charleston Conference is an annual gathering of librarians, publishers, electronic resource managers, consultants, and vendors of library materials to discuss issues of importance to them all. It is designed to be a collegial gathering of individuals from different areas who discuss the same issues in a nonthreatening, friendly, and highly informal environment. Presidents of companies discuss and debate with library directors, acquisitions librarians, reference librarians, serials librarians, collection development librarians, and many others. Begun in 1980, the Charleston Conference has grown from twenty participants in 1980 to over one thousand today. Open Access versions of all proceedings published since 2009 can be found here.

The Founders Series publishes books on and about Purdue University, whether the physical campus, the University’s impact on the region and world, or the many visionaries who attended or worked at the University.