Sociology; Neurobiology and behavior
Sociology at Columbia University Press focuses on books that engage the subject of inequality from a range of domains and methodologies. Core topics for the list are culture, organizations, community, race, and public health. We prize books that are grounded in rich, new empirical research and are theoretically generative, as well as books that are global in their setting. The list is anchored by The Middle Range Series, which features works inspired by Columbia University’s pioneering style of the mid century style.
Neurobiology and behavior is a frontier field that is scientifically complex and evolving, with deep implications for individuals and society. The ideal book for Columbia University Press hits on one or both of these levels. It provides a scientifically informed take on a topic of humanist interest, be that art, culture, or religion, or it engages how evolution and biology are changing the way that we think about ourselves, one another, our social institutions, and our place in the world.