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Bristol University Press at the EADI/ISS conference

We hope you are enjoying the EADI/ISS conference 2021.

Bristol University Press is an award-winning, non-profit social science publisher addressing global social challenges.  

Our multidisciplinary International Development list includes perspectives from Anthropology, Sociology, Human Geography, Education Studies, Political Science and International Relations,  and features leading scholars in the field including Jean Grugel, Jo Boyden, Padraig Carmody, David Simon, Andy Sumner, Gustavo Esteva, Peter Lloyd-Sherlock and Tim Shaw.   

We publish three International Development series 


This year we have announced the new open access Global Social Challenges Journal, which draws together accessible international scholarship across the disciplines to inform policy and practice. We are currently seeking submissions, with article processing charge waivers in place for those without funding. More information can be found here. 

We also have many new Open Access books available for download, including COVID-19 in the Global South edited by Pádraig Carmody, Gerard McCann, Clodagh Colleran and Ciara O’Halloran, as well as Tracing the Consequences of Child Poverty by Jo Boyden, Andrew Dawes, Paul Dornan and Colin Tredoux. You can view our full list of Open Access title here.  

We support moves to a more equitable global knowledge economy and information on how we support research and researchers in low- and middle-income countries can be found here. 

If you have a book idea at any stage of development that you would like to discuss please contact Philippa Grand, Publisher for International Development, at philippa.grand@bristol.ac.uk or on Twitter at @BUP_Philippa.  You can find out more about publishing with us here and you can find our book proposal forms here.   

50% OFF ALL OUR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT BOOKS FOR THE DURATION OF THE EVENT 
All of our International Development titles are available with 50% discount for the duration of the event. Use code POEADI21 at the checkout. 

Philippa Grand

Philippa Grand, Publisher

After completing my PhD in Modern British History at the University of Manchester in 2002 I moved into the world of academic publishing, working with leading publishers including Manchester University Press and Routledge. I spent ten years at Palgrave Macmillan, commissioning in various subject areas across the social sciences, but mostly with a focus on sociology.

I’m delighted to be part of the team at Bristol University Press, whose mission as a not-for-profit scholarly publisher looking to make a real difference is one I deeply admire. I’m passionate about the importance and value of social science research to society, keen to understand more about how interdisciplinarity is changing the research landscape, and privileged to work with academics and researchers who are examining some of the most pressing issues of our times.