About the Press

Mission Statement

Founded in 1961 by Robert Laxalt, the University of Nevada Press publishes high-quality, deserving works that advance scholarly research, contribute to the understanding and appreciation of regional history and culture, and reach a wide range of academic and general readers. Publication is done in a fiscally responsible manner that reflects the highest editorial, design, and production standards. The citizens of Nevada, readers, and authors are the Press’s most valuable asset.

Our publishing plan is defined in two ways: geographic focus as well as discipline and subject matter. If a book enhances our understanding of Nevada, the Great Basin, or American West—regardless of its field or approach—we’re interested. If it fits a topic we publish on—regardless of its geographic focus—we’re interested. We publish in a wide range of humanities and social science disciplines, including environmental studies, Basque studies, Native American studies, public health, mining, urban studies, and gambling and gaming studies.


General inquiries:
JoAnne Banducci
Media inquires:
Caddie S. Dufurrena
Marketing and Sales Manager
Caroline Dickens
Editorial and Marketing Assistant
Paula Frybarger
Administrative Assistant

Mailing Address
University of Nevada Press
Mail Stop 0166
Reno, NV 89557-0166

Physical Address
Edmund J. Cain Hall, Suite 206
1664 N. Virginia Street
Reno, NV 89557-0166

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Ordering information

Customer Service (Chicago Distribution Center)
To order books call 800-621-2736 or email orders@press.uchicago.edu.

Rights & Permissions
The University of Nevada Press titles are all registered with the Copyright Clearance Center(CCC). Please direct all permission requests directly to CCC.

Subsidiary Rights
If you wish to acquire subsidiary rights (such as foreign/translation or performance) to a work published by University of Nevada Press, please email JoAnne Banducci at jbanducci@unpress.nevada.edu.

Accessibility Requests: Accessible electronic files for persons with disabilities are available through BiblioVault. For more information visit https://www.bibliovault.org/BV.accessibility.epl