About The Press at Cal Poly Humboldt

The Press at Cal Poly Humboldt publishes high-quality scholarly, intellectual, and creative works by or in support of our campus community. The press supports the university's purpose to improve the human condition and our environment by promoting understanding of social, economic, and environmental issues. The Press at Cal Poly Humboldt welcomes proposals through the Submit Proposal link on the sidebar. To view a catalog of some of the many Cal Poly Humboldt publications we support, CLICK HERE.

The Press at Cal Poly Humboldt is a non-profit service of the Cal Poly Humboldt Library and is supported by dedicated members of the campus community and Library Scholar Interns. To support student learning or affordable textbooks at The Press at Humboldt, please select the Support Publishing Internships button on the sidebar or contact us at press@humboldt.edu.



Land Acknowledgment

The Press at Cal Poly Humboldt acknowledges that, due to genocide and ongoing settler colonialism, Cal Poly Humboldt resides on the unceded, ancestral, and current homelands of the Wiyot peoples. The Wiyot peoples, who include the Wiyot tribe, Bear River, and Blue Lake Rancherias, continue to live in relationship and stewardship with this land, known as Goudi’ni, as they have since time immemorial. This acknowledgment is a call to take responsible action: support the return of land to Indigenous peoples, communities, and nations; take this opportunity to learn about Indigenous histories, cultures, stories, and ways of knowing; pay an honor tax to one of the 11 federally recognized and unrecognized tribes in Humboldt; foster conversations about the ongoing histories of colonialism and spread awareness of Native land; take a Native American studies class, and read about decolonization. The Press strives to honor Indigenous knowledge and remain accountable to the history of this area by publishing work that promotes understanding and awareness of Indigenous survivance.

Without this land, and our relationship to it and all of the people, plants, and animals who call it home, the university and the Press would not have the chance to do our work. We recognize the privilege of this opportunity and hope that the works that we publish may inspire a future centered on wellbeing, justice, and equity for the land and all who share it.

Diversity Statement

The values of diversity, equity, and inclusion are essential for fostering the Press at Cal Poly Humboldt's purpose to improve the human condition and our environment by promoting understanding of social, economic, and environmental issues. We strive to publish work that promotes an understanding of a variety of identities, cultures, and histories and addresses the systemic challenges and historical realities that disproportionately affect underserved communities. To promote inclusion and make the work we publish accessible to as many people as possible, everything we publish is open-access; we are committed to the belief that all people should have access to information and the means of creating and disseminating that information. At the Press, we work to empower authors and readers through publishing, and this work could not be done without acknowledging social and environmental justice issues. We recognize that we are fallible people and, through this recognition, we endeavor to continually develop new ways to foster diversity, equity, and inclusion, whether it is by publishing more students, building new journals focused on issues of social and environmental justice, working closely with authors from historically underserved communities, and more. The health and well-being of all people and the environment depend on an understanding and respect for a diverse range of identities, worldviews, experiences, and socio-cultural backgrounds. We hope our work at the Press will contribute to more equitable realities for all.