Category Archives: awards

By Dawn Durante, Acquisitions Editor It is that time of year again! The NWSA/UIP First book prize submission deadline is June 1. This prize seeks the best dissertation or first book manuscript in the field of women’s and gender studies … Continue reading

Do we like to brag? Ehh, everyone has their faults. Over the years, UIP books have won a great many plaudits, including a National Book Award in 1970 for Science in the British Colonies of America, by Raymond Phineas Stearns. … Continue reading

Sensing Chicago: Noisemakers, Strikebreakers, and Muckrakers by Adam Mack has been given an award for Superior Achievement by the Illinois State Historical Society. The awards committee noted, “This scholarly book offers a fresh look at the dynamics between the working … Continue reading

The Organization of American Historians Annual Meeting in Providence, Rhode Island, April 7-10, 2016 was a great opportunity for editors and staff from the Press to congregate with people in the field of history (and perhaps check into future acquisitions … Continue reading

Struggle for the Soul of the Postwar South: White Evangelical Protestants and Operation Dixie by Elizabeth Fones-Wolf and Ken Fones-Wolf has won the David Montgomery Award from the Organization of American Historians (OAH) for the best book on a topic … Continue reading

The National Women’s Studies Association and the University of Illinois Press are pleased to announce a competition for the best dissertation or first book manuscript by a single author in the field of women’s and gender studies. Applicants must be … Continue reading

Studying Appalachian Studies: Making the Path by Walking, edited by Chad Berry, Phillip J. Obermiller, and Shaunna L. Scott has been awarded the Weatherford Award in non-fiction by Berea College and the Appalachian Studies Association. The award is given to … Continue reading

Funk the Erotic: Transaesthetics and Black Sexual Cultures by L. H. Stallings is a finalist in the 28th Annual Lambda Literary Awards in the LGBT Studies category. The Lambda Literary Awards celebrate achievement in lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender writing. … Continue reading

The University of Illinois Press hosts the annual Book, Jacket and Journal Show, March 4-11, 2016. Sponsored by the Association of American University Presses, nearly 100 books and jackets—the best of university press publishing—are on display for public viewing during the show. … Continue reading

Funk the Erotic: Transaesthetics and Black Sexual Cultures by L. H. Stallings has won the Emily Toth Award for Best Single Work by One or More Authors in Women’s Studies.  The award is given by the Popular Culture Association/American Culture … Continue reading