Policy Press


Our growing Sociology list has a global outlook featuring high-quality research across emerging and established areas in the field, such as migration, gender, race and ethnicity, public sociology, and children and families.

Our series include the bestselling 21st Century Standpoints in collaboration with the British Sociological Association, and the Agendas for Social Justice published with the Society for the Study of Social Problems. We are also publishing leading journals in the field, including Emotions and Society and Consumption and Society in association with the European Sociological Association (ESA). You can browse the full list of our exciting series and journals below.

We are actively seeking passionate, enthusiastic academics and professionals undertaking unique research who are looking to make an impact with their publications. In particular we aim to publish work that grapples with the global social challenges of our time on topics such as:

  • Mobilities and movement
  • Poverty, inequality and social justice
  • Equality, diversity and inclusion
  • The future of work
  • Culture and society

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

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Our new Sociology catalogue is now available. Download the pdf here.

Browse Sociology articles on our Transforming Society blog.

Watch all Sociology videos on our YouTube channel.


Emily Ross

Meet the Team

Emily Ross, Commissioning Editor

I joined Bristol University Press after 14 years working in various editorial roles at Routledge. After spending my whole career at a large commercial press, I was drawn to working for a smaller university press, and in particular one which places such high emphasis on responding to the global social challenges of our time. I love the whole process of publishing a new book, and feel privileged to be involved throughout, seeing our ideas and collaborations with authors take shape from initial conception right through to final book publication. I am excited to be managing such a well-regarded list at Bristol University Press, and look forward to playing a part in further growing and developing our Sociology publishing in the future.

If you are interested in submitting a proposal to our Sociology list, please contact me at emily.ross@bristol.ac.uk and visit our information for authors page to download our proposal guidelines.