Academic Studies Press

Academic Studies Press (ASP) is an independent scholarly publisher of books and journals, based in Boston, Massachusetts.[1]

Academic Studies Press
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FounderIgor Nemirovsky
Country of originUnited States
Headquarters locationBoston, Massachusetts
DistributionIngram Publisher Services (North America)
Eurospan (EMEA, Asia)
Publication typesBooks, academic journals
Nonfiction topicsJewish studies, Slavic studies, History, Religious studies, Russian studies
Official website

Founded in 2007, ASP emphasizes Jewish studies and Slavic studies, but also publishes titles in religious studies, comparative literature, and history more broadly. Authors include Jacob Neusner, Fania Oz-Salzberger, Ellendea Proffer Teasley, Maxim D. Shrayer, Mark Lipovetsky, David Berger, Menachem Kellner, Viktor Zhivov, Jerold Auerbach, and Geoffrey Alderman,[2][3][4][5] while works in translation include those of Maimonides, Ahad Ha'am, Mordecai Kaplan, Eliezer Schweid, and Yury Tynyanov.[6][7] Its titles have won awards from the Jewish Book Council,[8][9][10] the Modern Language Association,[11] AATSEEL,[12] and the Koffler Centre of the Arts,[13] and have also appeared on reading lists published by Mosaic[14] and The Washington Post.[15]

In 2017, ASP was the recipient of funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities to aid in the "creation of freely accessible e-books for 42 seminal titles in Russian literary and cultural history."[16] In the same year, ASP collaborated jointly with the NEH and the Ukrainian Research Institute at Harvard University to publish Words for War, an anthology of contemporary Ukrainian poetry, featuring poems and commentary from figures such as Serhiy Zhadan and Ilya Kaminsky.[17]

In 2018, ASP published the "first authorized English-language translation" of Akram Aylisli's controversial novella Stone Dreams.[18][19]

In addition to its books list, the press publishes three peer-reviewed academic journals, including Evolutionary Studies in Imaginative Culture, edited by Joseph Carroll,[20] as well as the Journal of Contemporary Antisemitism,[21] edited since 2018 by Lesley Klaff. Citing her appointment as editor-in-chief of the Journal of Contemporary Antisemitism,[22] the Algemeiner Journal named Klaff among their list of the "top 100 people positively influencing Jewish life" in 2018.[23] In 2020, ASP will begin publication of a fourth peer-reviewed journal, Latin American Jewish Studies, on behalf of the Latin American Jewish Studies Association.[24]

Since 2012, ASP has also served as the distributor and printer for books published by Touro College Press.[25][26] In 2019, ASP entered into an e-book distribution partnership with the German academic publisher Walter de Gruyter.[27][28]


  1. ^ "Academic Studies Press". Retrieved 27 April 2018.
  2. ^ "Browse Catalog". Retrieved 27 April 2018.
  3. ^ "Detailed Record for Academic Studies Press". University of Pennsylvania Library. Retrieved 27 April 2018.
  4. ^ "Joseph Brodsky, Russia and artists under oppression subject of two book events". 29 September 2017. Retrieved 27 April 2018.
  5. ^ "A son of refuseniks chronicles the slow dissolve of Russia's Jews". Jewish Telegraphic Agency. 16 January 2018. Retrieved 27 April 2018.
  6. ^ "Yuri Tynianov's "Film — Word — Music"". Los Angeles Review of Books. 11 August 2018.
  7. ^ "Classics in Judaica". Retrieved 27 April 2018.
  8. ^ "2012 National Jewish Book Award Winners". Retrieved 27 April 2018.
  9. ^ "2014 National Jewish Book Award Winners". Retrieved 27 April 2018.
  10. ^ Cohen, Anne (14 January 2015). "National Jewish Book Award Winners Are Here". The Forward. Retrieved 3 July 2018.
  11. ^ "Fenia and Yaakov Leviant Memorial Prize in Yiddish Studies Winners". Retrieved 27 April 2018.[permanent dead link]
  12. ^ "Book Prize Winners for 2017". Retrieved 27 April 2018.
  13. ^ "2012 Helen and Stan Vine Canadian Jewish Book Awards". Retrieved 27 April 2018.
  14. ^ Kramer, Martin (19 December 2019). "The Best Books of 2019, Chosen by Mosaic Authors (Part II)". Mosaic. Retrieved 3 January 2020.
  15. ^ Dirda, Michael (15 May 2018). "What to Read Next? A Summer Book List Like No Other". The Washington Post. Retrieved 3 January 2020.
  16. ^ "National Endowment for the Humanities and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Announce Grants to Make Books Available to Public Audiences". National Endowment for the Humanities. 5 April 2017. Retrieved 26 September 2018.
  17. ^ Kapitsa, Bohdana (26 February 2018). "Anthology of contemporary Ukrainian poetry published in US". День (The Day). Retrieved 26 September 2018.
  18. ^ Kucera, Joshua (20 November 2018). "With English translation, controversial Azerbaijani novel to reach global audience". eurasianet. Retrieved 21 March 2019.
  19. ^ Amos, Howard (22 November 2018). "Akram Aylisli: how one Azerbaijani writer dealt with a book burning campaign against him". The Calvert Journal.
  20. ^ Carroll, Joseph (2017). "Why We Need a Journal with the Title Evolutionary Studies in Imaginative Culture". Evolutionary Studies in Imaginative Culture. 1 (1): vii–xi. doi:10.26613/esic.1.1.1. JSTOR 10.26613/esic.1.1.1.
  21. ^ "Academic Studies Press Launches 'Journal of Contemporary Antisemitism' (JCA) Edited by Clemens Heni". Defending History. Retrieved 27 April 2018.
  22. ^ "The Algemeiner Jewish 100: The Top 100 People Positively Influencing Jewish Life, 2018". Algemeiner Journal. Retrieved 16 September 2018.
  23. ^ Algemeiner Staff (14 September 2018). "Algemeiner Reveals 5th Annual 'J100' List at Star-Studded Gala Featuring Sharon Stone and Nir Barkat". Algemeiner Journal. Retrieved 16 September 2018.
  24. ^ "Latin American Jewish Studies". Retrieved 12 November 2019.
  25. ^ "TC Press Information". Archived from the original on 28 April 2018. Retrieved 27 April 2018.
  26. ^ "Touro College Press". Archived from the original on 28 April 2018. Retrieved 27 April 2018.
  27. ^ "De Gruyter und Academic Studies Press kooperieren". Buch Markt. 23 August 2019. Retrieved 12 November 2019.
  28. ^ "De Gruyter and Academic Studies Press enter partnership". 23 August 2019. Retrieved 12 November 2019.

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