Category Archives: awards

University of Illinois press author and professor of entomology May Berenbaum has been awarded the National Medal of Science. The Medal is the nation’s highest honor for “achievement and leadership in advancing the fields of science and technology.” May Berenbaum’s … Continue reading

The UIP book Beyond the White Negro: Empathy and Anti-Racist Reading by Kimberly Chabot Davis has won the 2014 Lois P. Rudnick Book Prize, sponsored by the New England American Studies Association (NEASA). The book focuses on how white engagement with … Continue reading

Fannie Barrier Williams: Crossing the Borders of Region and Race by Wanda A. Hendricks has been selected as one of this year’s winners of the Letitia Woods Brown Book Award for best work by a senior scholar. The award is … Continue reading

Several University of Illinois Press books were honored with the 2014 Awards for Excellence from the Association for Recorded Sound Collections. The winners will be acknowledged at the awards ceremony at the ARSC national conference in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in May 2015. … Continue reading

Darlene Clark Hine, co-editor of The New Black Studies Series, has been awarded with the 2013 National Humanities Medal. President Barack Obama presented the award to Hine at the White House on Monday, July 28. She is one of 10 … Continue reading

Chasing Newsroom Diversity: From Jim Crow to Affirmative Action by Gwyneth Mellinger is the winner of the Frank Luther Mott / Kappa Tau Alpha Research Award for the best research-based book on journalism and mass communication published in 2013. The … Continue reading

On Saturday, April 19, 2014 Roger Daniels, founding editor of our Asian American Experience series, received the “Lifetime Achievement Award” from the Association for Asian American Studies. Daniels is the Charles Phelps Taft Professor Emeritus of the University of Cincinnati … Continue reading

The University of Illinois Press hosts the annual Book, Jacket and Journal Show, April 28-May 9, 2014. 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 … Continue reading

June 1, 2014, is the next application deadline for the NWSA/University of Illinois Press First Book Prize. From the NWSA press release: The National Women’s Studies Association and the University of Illinois Press are pleased to announce a competition for … Continue reading

Carole Boyce-Davies has been named to the long list for the 2014 OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature. Caribbean Spaces: Escapes from Twilight Zones is one of three books nominated in the Non-Fiction category. The Prize covers poetry, fiction, and … Continue reading