“Diverse scholarly perspectives advance our collective efforts as a society to understand our past and present and to make informed decisions about our future.”
Last month, the Supreme Court ruled that race-conscious college and university admissions are unlawful, a decision with monumental repercussions for the future of diverse representation and participation across higher education. Following this ruling, and all that it represents, Princeton University Press stands with the Association of University Presses (AUPresses), the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS), and numerous other societies and organizations in affirming the value of, and our support for, diverse communities of learning.
At PUP we are committed to embracing “the highest standards of scholarship, inclusivity, and diversity in our publishing.” Our core values include collaboration and inclusion, commitments to which are fostered through programs such as our Supporting Diverse Voices and Global Equity Grants, for historically excluded and underrepresented authors and scholars, and our annual Publishing Fellowship.
We are additionally proud to be the publisher of formative scholarly books that speak to the value of diversity not just in higher education, but across society at large. We agree wholeheartedly with the ACLS that, “The active participation of diverse people in the scholarly enterprise is the best way to combat historic and systemic inequities. It is the best way to ensure that scholars represent the world’s rich diversity of communities and cultures. It is the best way—the proven way—to address past erasures in scholarship. Diverse scholarly perspectives advance our collective efforts as a society to understand our past and present and to make informed decisions about our future.”