The University Press of Mississippi was founded in 1970 and is supported by Mississippi’s eight state universities. UPM publishes scholarly books of the highest distinction and books that interpret the south and its culture to the nation and the world. From its offices in Jackson, the University Press of Mississippi acquires, edits, distributes, and promotes more than sixty new books every year. In the past four years three books from UPM have won the Chicago Folklore Prize, the oldest and among the most prestigious international awards of its kind for publishing in folklore. The award is presented jointly by the AFS and the University of Chicago.
A Mellon Foundation Scholarly Monograph InitiativeFolklore Studies in a Multicultural World is a book series that publishes top-notch first books in folklore studies. Funded by a generous grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the series is a collaborative venture of the University of Illinois Press, the University Press of Mississippi, and the University of Wisconsin Press, in conjunction with the American Folklore Society.
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