Launched in 2016, Concordia University Press is a non-profit publisher of scholarly books that share substantiated, insightful, and nuanced information and arguments with diverse readerships. We value and amplify Concordia University’s commitment to innovation, experimentation, and accessibility. Our list of peer-reviewed books is organic and growing, with a focus on disciplines in the humanities, social sciences, and fine arts. We are a small press with a big impact.
We believe that university presses have a role in upholding the educational pillars of democracy, which requires magnifying the work of those who have been excluded from the scholarly discourse. Equity, diversity, inclusion, decolonization, Indigenization, and social justice are at the foundation of our work.
The Press is as interested in publishing the works of early-career and precariously employed scholars and practitioners as we are in those by established academics. We are proud that our books tell diverse stories by diverse authors. Likewise, Concordia University Press is committed to barrier-free scholarship and our books are available for free online, as well as for sale in thoughtfully designed print editions.
Concordia University Press is a member of the Association of Canadian University Presses/Association des presses universitaires canadiennes and an affiliate member of the Association of University Presses.
The Press acknowledges the generous support of the Birks Family Foundation.
Marketing, Distribution, and Dissemination Partners
The Press has partnered with UBC Press for the sale and distribution of our printed English books in Canada. In the United States, our books are marketed and distributed by the University of Chicago Press's Distribution Center. Our printed French books are distributed by les Presses de l'Université de Montréal and our electronic books in both languages are available, without any restrictions, via several platforms including Manifold.
Geoffrey Robert Little, Director
(On sabbatical from 24 January 2023 to 22 January 2024)
Rebecca Duclos, Acting Director
Meredith Carruthers, Outreach & Special Projects
Saelan Twerdy, Editorial Coordinator
Ryan Van Huijstee, Acquisitions Editor
Rebecca Duclos, Acting Director*
Charles Draimin, Professor of Accountancy
Andre Furlani, Professor of English
Yasmin Jiwani, Professor of Communication Studies
Michelle Lake, Government Publications Librarian
Shannon McSheffrey (Chair), Professor of History
David Morris, Professor of Philosophy
Pat Riva, Interim University Librarian*
Steven Stowell, Associate Professor of Art History
Concordia University is located on unceded Indigenous lands. The Kanien’kehá:ka Nation is recognized as the custodians of the lands and waters on which we gather today. Tiohtià:ke/Montreal is historically known as a gathering place for many First Nations. Today, it is home to a diverse population of Indigenous and other peoples. We respect the continued connections with the past, present and future in our ongoing relationships with Indigenous and other peoples within the Montreal community.
To learn more, visit Concordia's Indigenous Directions Leadership Group.
Nota Bene: our newsletter
Our occasional newsletter, Nota Bene, features updates about new releases and forthcoming titles, plus details about book launches, author events, and more.