Author Archives: Heather Gernenz

18 We’re celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day with a flash sale on all African American Studies books! All paperbacks are $15 and e-books are $5. Use Promo Code MLKDAY to get the discount. Hurry! Sale ends January 20. Start … Continue reading

We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Dr. Bruno Nettl, beloved author, editor, colleague, and friend. Bruno cofounded the Society for Ethnomusicology, serving as its president (1969-1971) and serving an unparalleled two terms (1962-1966 and 1999-2002) as … Continue reading

We are pleased to announce that Slavery at Sea: Terror, Sex, and Sickness in the Middle Passage by Sowande’ M. Mustakeem has won the Dred Scott Freedom Award in the category Historical Literary Excellence from the Dred Scott Heritage Foundation. The award … Continue reading

Join us at the Spring Publishing Symposium! February 14, 2020 8:30am-4:00pm Levis Faculty Center 909 West Illinois St., Urbana, IL Registration will open in January 2020. Lunch will be provided to those who pre-register by February 7, 2020.   See … Continue reading

Get started on those new year’s resolutions to read more books with our January ebook giveaway! This month, we’re giving away Todd Haynes by Rob White in our Contemporary Film Directors Series. Haynes most recently directed Dark Waters (2019) and … Continue reading

We are pleased to announce Spirituals and the Birth of a Black Entertainment Industry by Sandra Jean Graham won the Music in American Culture Award (outstanding scholarship in music of the United States) from the American Musicological Society (AMS). The … Continue reading

We are pleased to announce Disruption in Detroit: Autoworkers and the Elusive Postwar Boom by Daniel J. Clark was named a Choice Outstanding Academic Title in 2019.  This award recognizes outstanding works for excellence in presentation and scholarship, and significance … Continue reading

It’s that time of year again and that means it’s time for our annual Holiday Sale! All books are 40% off! Plus, get free U.S. shipping when you spend $50 or more. Use Promo Code WINTER19 and get books for everyone … Continue reading

    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

About Heather Gernenz

University of Illinois Press Publicity Manager