Category Archives: authors

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

José Ángel N. is an undocumented immigrant who lives in Chicago. In his memoir Illegal: Reflections of an Undocumented Immigrant, José Ángel writes of his own journey from Mexico to find a new life in America. The crisis of thousands … Continue reading

Ethelene Whitmire is an associate professor of library and information studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She answered some questions about her book Regina Anderson Andrews, Harlem Renaissance Librarian. Q: Who was Regina Anderson Andrews and what role did she have in … Continue reading

In Chapter 5 of Jordynn Jack’s Autism and Gender: From Refrigerator Mothers to Computer Geeks, the author considers how autistic people consider gender and sexuality. On her book blog Jack writes: For some, gender is a confusing social construct; for … Continue reading

Now that former Illinois Governor George Ryan is officially a free man, the Land of Lincoln has only a single former Chief Executive in prison. In their book Fixing Illinois: Politics and Policy in the Prairie State, authors James D. … Continue reading

Michael Agnew has been visiting media outlets and brewpubs throught the Midwest to discuss his book A Perfect Pint’s Beer Guide to the Heartland. Recently the author visited KARE 11 TV in Minneapolis/St. Paul. On the KARE 11 News Agnew discussed … Continue reading

Steve Cushing, the award-winning host of the nationally syndicated public radio staple Blues before Sunrise, has spent over thirty years observing and participating in the Chicago blues scene. In his upcoming UIP book Pioneers of the Blues Revival, he interviews many of … Continue reading

S. Ashley Kistler is an assistant professor of anthropology and Latin American and Caribbean Studies at Rollins College. In her new book Maya Market Women: Power and Tradition in San Juan Chamelco, Guatemala, Kistler presents a study of resilient Q’eqchi’-Maya vendors who … Continue reading

In the 1950s, thriving commerce , strong leadership, and geographical good fortune made Illinois one of the most envied states in the nation. The authors of Fixing Illinois: Politics and Policy in the Prairie State have four decades of experience working inside … Continue reading

Matthew Weiner, creator of the AMC series “Mad Men,” was interviewed in the April 27 issue of the New York Times Book Review. Asked if he had any favorites among the advertising memoirs of the 20th century Weiner listed Stephen … Continue reading