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Science, Technology and Society

Established in 2019, Bristol University Press’s youngest list publishes books that examine the social, political and economic implications of developments in science and technology.

It’s home to work that emerges from the field of science and technology studies, but we also welcome authors who identify with other intellectual traditions. Recent highlights have included Slow Computing, The Imposter as Social Theory, and The Mutant Project (long-listed for the prestigious Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction). We publish many of our titles on an individual basis while offering path-breaking book series such as Dis-positions: Troubling Methods and Theory in STS, and Contemporary Issues in Science Communication.

We’re expanding our publishing programme and would be delighted to receive enquiries from prospective authors. We are especially interested in the following areas:

  • Digital economies
  • Science, technology, medicine and health
  • Online culture
  • Technology and politics
  • New directions in theory, method and methodology

If you are interested in speaking with our editor, please see the contact details for Paul Stevens below.

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Paul Stevens

Meet the Editor

Paul Stevens, Senior Commissioning Editor

I joined Bristol University Press in 2017, having spent several years publishing psychology and linguistics books with Palgrave Macmillan. I started my career at Cambridge University Press and have worked in a variety of publishing roles across the social sciences and humanities.

While every book is the product of an author’s vision and perseverance, I firmly believe that good publishing is about collaboration. Starting with the initial pitch and proposal, I enjoy working closely with my authors to help shape their ideas and ensure that the books realise their full potential. It’s a privilege to be able to do this at a press which values quality over quantity, and that’s unafraid to try some different things along the way.

If you are interested in submitting a proposal to our Science, Technology and Society list, please contact me at paul.stevens@bristol.ac.uk, visit our information for authors page to download our proposal guidelines and I can be found on Twitter at @BristolUP_Paul.