Rowman and Littlefield International

Publishing in a troubled world

Published on Monday 16 Jan 2017

A presidential inauguration, and a significant change of political direction in the US; the triggering of Article 50 set to start the reality of the UK’s departure from the EU; record numbers of people living as refugees from war and bloodshed: we start 2017 with the world in a turbulent and unsettled state.

Since we launched Rowman & Littlefield International four years ago, we have sought to publish in the interdisciplinary spaces where assumptions can be challenged, and new perspectives found. Our activity feels more necessary than ever in 2017.

We’re proud to have published a number of titles which explore migration, place and identity:


We’ll be building on this track record in 2017, with the launch of Challenging Migration Studies, which is just one of over 50 series on the RLI list.

The changing nature of the political debate, and the place of protest and direct action, also play a central part in the RLI list. We have had superb reviews for many of our titles, and 2017 will bring more material to these key themes.

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RLI is growing fast: we have more than doubled our sales in 2016, and we are set to publish over 150 titles in 2017. Our team is continually visiting conferences and campuses, and engaging in debate with authors and readers. From our Twitter feed to our YouTube channel, and on our blog, we are enabling our editors, authors, readers, commentators and reviewers to interact with our publishing  – aiming to cast a thoughtful light on an uneasy world.

Oliver Gadsby

9 January 2017