About Academic Studies Press

Mission Statement

Academic Studies Press is a scholarly publisher devoted to advancing knowledge and understanding in the humanities and social sciences, with an emphasis on Jewish Studies and Slavic Studies. Through our outstanding, opinion-leading authors and series editors, we continuously strive to enhance understanding through our monographs and critical companions, improve the accessibility of classic works through our translations, and inspire dialogue through our  scholarly commentaries. We champion innovative ideas and new, creative interpretations.

Praise for Academic Studies Press

“Though a relatively new press, ASP has already published a large number of innovative and fundamental books in Russian studies, books written by acknowledged and young scholars alike. What distinguishes ASP from other presses is its openness for innovative approaches to scholarship and a readiness to explore subjects that other academic presses might find too ‘esoteric’ and ‘unpopular’. At the same time, for a peer review press, it works with incredible efficiency. The process of the book publication from the submission of a manuscript to the final product appears to be two or even three times shorter than in the university presses. But most importantly, it is our press: Slavic and Russian studies constitute one of the main directions in the work of ASP, which certainly differs it from other US academic presses where our field is pushed into a back row.”

— Mark Lipovetsky, Columbia University,
“Cultural Syllabus” Series Editor

“Academic Studies Press has filled a hole in scholarly publishing, bringing new voices in Slavic and Jewish studies into conversation with well-known scholars. The varied publishing program offers readers for literature and cinema courses, edited volumes on important topics, and new research monographs, all at reasonably affordable prices and even open access. The translation series in particular—both into English for an Anglophone audience and into Russian to make sure Anglophone scholarly voices are part of the educated conversation in Russian-speaking countries—are extremely valuable to help create mutual understanding across the globe.”

— Angela Brintlinger, The Ohio State University,
“Modern Biographies” Series Editor

About the Director

Igor Nemirovsky was born in 1958 in Crimea and spent his childhood and youth in Odessa and St. Petersburg. He received an M.A. from Tartu University, where he studied with Yuri Lotman and Boris Gasparov, and a Ph.D. from the Institute of Russian Literature (Pushkinskii Dom, St. Petersburg), where he worked as a researcher from 1988-2004. His monograph, Pushkin’s Lyrics and the Problem of the Poet’s Public Behavior was published in 2003. In 1993, Dr. Nemirovsky founded Akademicheskii Proekt, one of the first independent scholarly publishing houses in post-Soviet Russia. He came to Boston in 2004 as a Regional Fellow of the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies and has taught as a visiting professor at Harvard University, Boston College, and Tufts University. His second book, Pushkin as a Libertine and a Prophet (Novoe Literaturnoe Obozrenie Press), was published in 2017.


Academic Studies Press is located at 1577 Beacon Street, Brookline, Massachusetts 02446.

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