University Press of Kentucky

Director: Stephen Wrinn

The University Press of Kentucky has a dual mission-the publication of books of high scholarly merit in a variety of fields for a largely academic audience and the publication of books about the history and culture of Kentucky, the Ohio Valley region, the Upper South, and Appalachia. The Press is the statewide mandated nonprofit scholarly publisher for the Commonwealth of Kentucky, operated as an agency of the University of Kentucky and serving all state institutions of higher learning, plus five private colleges and Kentucky's two major historical societies.


Browse the University Press of Kentucky Collections:

Aerospace Engineering

Appalachian Studies

Comparative Literature


English Language and Literature

French and Francophone Literature


Jewish Studies

Plant Sciences

Political Science

Public Health

Race, Ethnicity, and Post-Colonial Studies

Spanish Literature

Sports Studies

Studies in Romance Languages Series

UPK Book Gallery

Women's Studies