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Gallaudet University Press is a nonprofit scholarly publisher that shares knowledge by and about deaf people with the world. Our publications support Gallaudet University’s reputation as an international thought leader for deaf, hard of hearing, and deafblind people. We are the only academic press in the world with a mission to publish content by and about deaf and hard of hearing people, and our publishing program reflects the rich cultural life and diverse perspectives of this community. We are committed to advancing Gallaudet’s bilingual mission and disseminating works that foster understanding and recognition of deaf people and signed languages around the world.

The Gallaudet University Board of Trustees formally chartered the founding of Gallaudet University Press in 1980. Since then, GU Press has published works in the fields of Deaf studies, Deaf history, Deaf education, signed language linguistics, American Sign Language reference, interpreting studies, and more.

GU Press strives to be self-supporting and to strike a balance between generating revenue and ensuring the availability of specialized research and creative works. We publish approximately 10-12 new titles a year and maintain an active backlist of more than 350 titles. We publish two journals: American Annals of the Deaf, which focuses on deaf education, and Sign Language Studies, which presents research on signed languages and signing communities around the world. Most of our content is available in print and ebook format, and we are continuing to expand our signed language video content.

GU Press’ publishing decisions are guided by an editorial board that is comprised of members of the Gallaudet academic community. Submitted manuscripts undergo a rigorous peer-review process that ensures high-quality publications. Our audience includes scholars, students, researchers, professionals, allies, community stakeholders, and the interested public.


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