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Science, Technology and Society

Created in 2019, Bristol University Press’ list publishes academic monographs, edited collections and trade books written for the general public.

It’s home to work situated within the field of science and technology studies, but we are also interested in ideas that identify with other intellectual traditions. We publish many of our titles on a bespoke basis but are currently commissioning new book series such as Contemporary Issues in Science Communication and Quantified Societies and Selves

We’re expanding our programme and are especially interested in book proposals that engage with our global social challenges agenda. Areas of interest include:

  • Digital economies
  • Science, technology and health
  • Digital life and culture
  • Technology, politics and social justice
  • New directions in theory, method and methodology

If you are interested in discussing your writing plans then please contact our senior editor Paul Stevens (details and contact information below).

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Our new Science, Technology and Society catalogue is now available. Download the pdf here.

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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.