Author Archives: Lilly Ondera

 We are pleased to announce that Creating the Land of Lincoln: The History and Constitutions of Illinois, 1778-1870 by Frank Cicero Jr. has won the Russell P. Strange Book of the Year Award from the Illinois State Historical Society (ISHS). The award is presented … Continue reading

The Asian American Experience Series turns 25 this year! Established in 1992, this interdisciplinary series publishes scholarship of high quality in history, religion, anthropology, sociology, political science, gender studies, visual culture, and other humanities and social science disciplines. Books published … Continue reading

It’s that time of year again! The University of Illinois Press and the National Women’s Studies Association (NWSA) are pleased to continue the annual competition for the best dissertation or first book manuscript by a single author in the field … Continue reading

Just in time for Women’s History Month, the 3rd volume of Jane Addams’s papers, The Selected Papers of Jane Addams Volume 3: Creating Hull-House and an International Presence 1889-1900 is now available. Jane Addams, a young woman from Cedarville, Illinois, emigrated … Continue reading

We are pleased to announce that Chinatown Opera Theater in North America by Nancy Yunhwa Rao has won the 2019 Association for Asian American Studies Award for Outstanding Achievement in Humanities and Cultural Studies: Media, Visual, and Performance Studies. The award committee … Continue reading

African American Studies is a cornerstone of the University of Illinois Press. While we celebrate Black history all year round, this month we’re celebrating with some of our latest and forthcoming Black history titles. Black Opera: History, Power, Engagement Naomi … Continue reading

We are pleased to announce that Just One of the Boys: Female-to-Male Cross-Dressing on the American Variety Stage by Gillian M. Rodger won the Marcia Herndon Book Prize from the Gender and Sexualities Section from the Society for Ethnomusicology (SEM). The award … Continue reading

Congratulations to the following books for being named Choice Outstanding Academic Titles for 2018! In awarding Outstanding Academic Titles, the editors use the following criteria to review titles: overall excellence in presentation and scholarship importance relative to other literature in … Continue reading