University Press of Mississippi

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Founded in 1970, University Press of Mississippi (UPM) is the largest and only non-profit publisher in the state. Affiliated with and supported by Mississippi’s eight state universities, UPM has more than 2,200 active titles and has distributed more than 3,200,000 books worldwide in print and digital editions, each with the Mississippi imprint. From our offices in Jackson, we acquire, edit, design, and promote more than 95 new books every year.

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Use code AFS2022 to get 30% off any of our Folklore Studies titles from October 12 through October 31! Plus, get free continental US shipping with a $50 minimum purchase. 

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Folklore Studies in a Multicultural World

And don’t forget to check out our Folklore Studies in a Multicultural World series dedicated to the first books of folklore scholars and emphasizing the interdisciplinary and international nature of current folklore scholarship. Volumes can highlight several aspects of folklore studies, including art; foodways; music; popular culture; race and ethnicity; and women’s, gender, and sexuality studies.

Previously funded by a generous grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the series began as a collaborative venture of University Press of Mississippi, University of Illinois Press, and University of Wisconsin Press, in conjunction with the American Folklore Society.

For more information or to submit a proposal, contact associate editor Mary Heath

The University Press of Mississippi is one of the leading folklore studies presses in the country.