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UNM Press

Established in 1929 by the Regents of the University of New Mexico, UNM Press is a well-known and respected publisher in the fields of anthropology, archaeology, indigenous studies, Latin American studies, American studies, Chicana/o studies, art, architecture, and the history, literature, ecology, and cultures of the American West. The Press imprint is overseen by a faculty committee, whose twelve members are appointed by the Faculty Senate to represent a broad spectrum of university departments.

The University of New Mexico Press has a long and distinguished record of service to the University and the State, but changes in the way consumers buy and read books has created some challenges for its continued success. The Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic affairs began exploring options that will provide a sustainable business model for the Press in 2017.

Beginning on March 1, 2018, UNM Press began reporting to the Dean of the College of University Libraries and Learning Sciences, Richard Clement. The reasons for this change are detailed in a comprehensive study completed in 2017, Report on the Feasibility of Integrating the University of New Mexico Press within the University Libraries (Darrin Pratt and Michael Spooner), July 17, 2017. The report serves as a detailed resource for integrating the Press into the College during the next year.

Award Winning Press titles in 2017-2018

The Blood Contingent: The Military and the Making of Modern Mexico, 1876–1911

Stephen B. Neufeld

Winner of the 2018 LASA Bryce Wood Book Award


Sisters in Blue/Hermanas de azul: Sor María de Ágreda Comes to New Mexico/ Sor María de Ágreda viene a Nuevo México

Anna M. Nogar and Enrique R. Lamadrid; Illustrations by Amy Córdova

Winner of the 2017 Southwest Book Award from the Border Regional Library Association


The Lynching of Mexicans in the Texas Borderlands

Nicholas Villanueva Jr.

Winner of the 2017 Southwest Book Award from the Border Regional Library Association


Before Brasília: Frontier Life in Central Brazil

Mary C. Karasch

2017 Choice Outstanding Academic Title


Critical Assembly: Poems of the Manhattan Project

John Canaday

2017 Southwest Books of the Year


Tortillas, Tiswin, and T-Bones: A Food History of the Southwest

Gregory McNamee

2017 Southwest Books of the Year


Contact the Press

Phone: (505) 272-7777 | (800) 249-7737

Fax: (505) 277-3343


Mailing Address

UNM Press
MSC05 3185
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001