Category Archives: feminist studies

Anna Howard Shaw was a suffrage leader, an ordained minister, a physician and “an outrageous woman for her generation.” Trisha Franzen, a professor of women’s and gender studies at Albion College and the author Anna Howard Shaw: The Work of Woman … Continue reading

Spotlight on Women’s History Month: Trisha Franzen, author of Anna Howard Shaw: The Work of Woman Suffrage writes about this feminist pioneer: It takes a lot of chutzpah for an unmarried woman to ask married women to donate their wedding … Continue reading

What do Victoria Woodhull, Belva Lockwood, Margaret Chase Smith, Shirley Chisholm, Patricia Schroeder, Lenora Fulani, Elizabeth Dole and Carol Moseley Braun have in common? Each of these women ran for the office of President of the United States. Of course … Continue reading

Dr. Anna Howard Shaw was born on February 14, 1847. A leader of the women’s suffrage movement, Shaw was also a physician and one of the first ordained female Methodist ministers in the United States. Acknowledged by her contemporaries as the most outstanding … Continue reading

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 coincide with the National Women’s Studies Association (NWSA) annual meeting November 7-10, 2013, in Cincinnati, Ohio, we are offering eBook versions of three University of Illinois Press titles on sale for $2.99. The sale will run through November 30. Sister Species: Women, … Continue reading

As the Texas House of Representatives passed a controversial abortion bill on Wednesday, opponents of the legislation, which now heads to the Texas State Senate, erupted in the House gallery. The Texas bill has energized political activists on both sides of … Continue reading

The deadline for the NWSA-University of Illinois Press First Book Prize is June 1! 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 … Continue reading

This month, UIP launches a new journal in cooperation with the University of Kansas. Women, Gender, and Families of Color expands the mission of Black Women, Gender, and Families, which has ceased publication. The new title explicitly includes Black, Latina, … Continue reading

Series Editor: Piya Chatterjee, University of California, Riverside The University of Illinois Press is pleased to announce a new series, Dissident Feminisms, which seeks new feminist writing that traverses the fault lines of epistemology and power, particularly the relationship between … Continue reading