Author Archives: Heather Gernenz

    The Spring 2020 catalog is here and we’re kicking off the next decade with a new catalog design and an exciting array of new titles! Browse the new catalog and check out our preview below!     Spring … Continue reading

NWSA and the University of Illinois Press are pleased to announce the winner of the 2019 First Book Prize!  Shamara Wyllie Alhassan, Brown University Re-Membering the Maternal Goddess: Rastafari Women’s Intellectual History and Activism in the Pan-African World NWSA will … Continue reading

This post is part of the University Press Week blog tour. Today’s theme is How to Practice Compassion. Learn more about University Press Week here and look for other posts in the blog tour today from University of Washington Press, … Continue reading

We are pleased to announce that In Search of Belonging: Latinas, Media, and Citizenship by Jillian M. Báez has won the Bonnie Ritter Outstanding Feminist Book Award from the Feminist & Women Studies Division of the National Communication Association. The … Continue reading

We are pleased to announce that Mascot Nation: The Controversy over Native American Representations in Sports by Andrew C. Billings and Jason Edward Black has won the Best Book Award from the American Studies Division of the National Communication Association. … Continue reading

July saw the passing of Winton U. Solberg, professor emeritus of history at UIUC and author of multiple books published by UI Press. Wint’s books, all published with the UI Press, include two volumes on the history of the University … Continue reading

Giveaway alert! We’re offering a free ebook copy of  Sex Workers, Psychics and Numbers Runners: Black Women in New York City’s Underground Economy by LaShawn Harris during October. During the 20th century, a diverse group of African American women carved … Continue reading

As an English major, I’ve wanted to pursue a career in publishing since my freshman year, so I did everything I thought I was supposed to do: I honed in on my writing skills, practiced copyediting, and tried to teach … Continue reading

For many, summer is a time for road trips; and this issue of The Callout takes us far afield from our offices at 1325 South Oak Street in Champaign. Robert Lemon tracks food in motion, as taco trucks transport Mexican food … Continue reading

We are pleased to announce that we will make three timely books open access or partial access in the coming months. UIP has embraced open access publishing as part of its core mission to disseminate scholarship. The journal World History Connected … Continue reading

About Heather Gernenz

University of Illinois Press Publicity Manager