Category Archives: local authors

Ruth Nicole Brown is an assistant professor of gender and women’s studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the author of Black Girlhood Celebration: Toward a Hip-Hop Feminist Pedagogy. She recently answered some questions about her new UIP book Hear … Continue reading

To promote Ruth Nicole Brown’s forthcoming book Hear Our Truths: The Creative Potential of Black Girlhood, the UIP staff decided to get creative ourselves.  The result is our first-ever self produced book trailer “music video.” The book examines how the radical … Continue reading

Inger L. Stole is an associate professor of communications at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  She answered our questions about her book Advertising at War: Business, Consumers, and Government in the 1940s. Q: What is the Wheeler-Lea Amendment that was … Continue reading

Picturing Illinois authors John Jakle and Keith Sculle appeared on WTTW’s “Chicago Tonight” program on February 21st. “Chicago Tonight” also posted a gallery of some of the postcard art featured in Picturing Illinois.

Our books make great holiday gifts, and Dusty Rhodes at the University of Illinois News Bureau agrees. She’s included John A. Jakle and Keith A. Sculle’s Picturing Illinois: Twentieth-Century Postcard Art from Chicago to Cairo in the annual campus holiday gift … Continue reading

If you stand in the UIP parking lot and face northwest, the first thing you are likely to see, there beyond the Illinois Central Gulf Railroad tracks, is the latest graffiti creations on the back of the Verizon Wireless store, … Continue reading