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Human Geography

Browse the Human Geography titles in our January sale.

Policy Press is well-known for atlases on social geography and inequality which have featured widely in the media, especially The human atlas of Europe and People and places.

Under Bristol University Press, our Human Geography list will seek to tackle the big issues, from equality to population growth to sustainability. We will continue to publish high-quality research monographs, grow our textbooks and topical cross-over trade books programmes and commission new series about how the world is today, and where it might be heading.

We are particularly interested in scholarship in the following areas:

  • cultural and social geography
  • development geography
  • political geography
  • qualitative and quantitative research methods
  • urban geography

If you are interested in writing for us, please see the Commissioning Editor information below.


Sarah Bird

Meet the Editor

Sarah Bird, Commissioning Editor (maternity cover)

I have a background in academic publishing, but took a break from it in the last few years to set up a small, ethical publishing company that produced books for a general audience. What drew me to this job, and back to academic and professional publishing, was the fact that Policy Press and now Bristol University Press publish high quality books, with a strong social mission to promote positive social change in all sorts of areas.

I love working with authors, readers and others to turn the germ of an idea for a book into the best project it possibly can be.

If you are interested in writing for our Human Geography list, please contact me at sarah.bird@bristol.ac.uk) or visit our information for authors page to download our proposal guidelines.

Senior Commissioning Editor Emily Watt (emily.watt@bristol.ac.uk) is currently on maternity leave.