Author Archives: Heather Gernenz

We’re pleased to announce that Chinatown Opera Theater in North America by Nancy Yunhwa Rao has won a Certificate of Merit for Best Historical Research in Recorded Country, Folk, Roots, or World Music from the Association for Recorded Sound Collections. Begun in … Continue reading

Today marks Jane Addam’s 158th birthday and at UI Press, we’re the proud publisher of many of her books and personal papers. As a fitting tribute to the mother of social work, next week on September 13, the Press will … Continue reading

Have you ever wondered how the University of Illinois Press got its start? Julie Laut, our Outreach Coordinator, takes us back to when the press was founded in 1918 in a special talk at Spurlock Museum. Watch her presentation below … Continue reading

Ahhh . . . summer. Picnics, gardens, fireflies—and of course, summer reading! In this issue of The Callout, our summer harvest includes the first comprehensive history of the Ozarks region; a pair of magnificent volumes on the influential Italian architect … Continue reading

Do you believe books have the power to change the world? We do. For the past century, the University of Illinois Press has established itself as a leading publisher in U.S. history and culture. And now, by becoming a Friend … Continue reading

It’s the season of reading and to celebrate, we’ve made all our e-books $4.99! Yup. You read that correctly. You can get your favorite UIP e-books for less than five dollars! Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity to pack … Continue reading

Just in time for the Latina/o Studies Conference in D.C. this week, the University of Illinois Press is excited to announce that Omar Valerio-Jiménez, and Sujey Vega will be joining Frances R. Aparicio as series editors of the Latinos in Chicago and … Continue reading

Last weekend, Chicago hosted one of the largest literary events in the Midwest: Printers Row Lit Festival. The festival is a reader’s dream featuring a wealth of author panels, and vendors ranging from bookstores, literary magazines, and publishers. The University … Continue reading

Job announcement: Assistant to the Electronic Publisher The University of Illinois Press is looking for a highly motivated student to join our electronic publishing team beginning in the fall 2018 semester. As Assistant to the Electronic Publisher, you will work … Continue reading

June 9-10, the streets of Dearborn and Polk will be flooded with booksellers, publishers, and book lovers for the annual Printer’s Row Lit Festival in Chicago! The University of Illinois Press will have a booth at the southern end of … Continue reading