Giving to the University of Illinois Press

Embarking on a second century of exceptional scholarly publishing

Historic Strengths and Evolving Content

For the past century, the University of Illinois Press has established itself as a leading publisher in American history and culture. Beginning in the 1970s, pioneering series in African American history, women's history, American music, immigration history, sports history, and labor and working-class history helped shape these emerging and evolving fields. Those lists, many of which emphasized previously neglected voices from the margins of society, supported visionary efforts in the academy to establish new programs and perspectives that changed and continue to change the shape of scholarly conversations. More recent series, such as the Geopolitics of Information, Dissident Feminisms, Disability Histories, Contemporary Film Directors, and The New Black Studies Series, extend the press's historic strengths and geographic reach.


     •  Prestigious Series


     •  Groundbreaking New Scholarship