Author Archives: Tiffany Tzeng

The University of Illinois Press is pleased to announce that Hot Feet and Social Change: African Dance and Diaspora Communities edited by Kariamu Welsh, Esailama Diouf, and Yvonne Daniel with Prefaces by Danny Glover, Harry Belafonte, and James Counts Early … Continue reading

                     The University of Illinois is pleased to announce that Island Gospel: Pentecostal Music and Identity in Jamaica and the United States by Melvin L. Butler has been selected as one … Continue reading

Giveaway alert! We’re offering a free ebook of OCTAVIA E. BUTLER by Gerry Canavan during November. Butler’s experiences as an African American woman in the world of white male-dominated science fiction writing informed her career as a science fiction author. … Continue reading

                        The University of Illinois Press is pleased to announce that Earl Scruggs and Foggy Mountain Breakdown: The Making of an American Classic by Tommy Goldsmith has been selected … Continue reading

Sonja Lynn Downing is an an associate professor of ethnomusicology at Lawrence University. She recently answered some questions about her book, Gamelan Girls: Gender, Childhood, and Politics in Balinese Music Ensembles. Q: Why did you decide to write this book? I wanted … Continue reading

We are pleased to announce that Syrian and Lebanese Patrícios in São Paulo: From the Levant to Brazil by Oswaldo Truzzi and translated by Ramon J. Stern has won the Evelyn Shakir Non-Fiction Award from the Arab American National Museum. … Continue reading

                       The University of Illinois Press is pleased to announce that Blues Legacy: Tradition and Innovation in Chicago by David Whiteis with photos by Peter M. Hurley has been selected … Continue reading

Vincent L. Stephens is the director of the Popel Shaw Center for Race & Ethnicity and a contributing faculty member in music at Dickinson College. He is a coeditor of Post Racial America? An Interdisciplinary Study. He recently shared his thoughts on … Continue reading

                 The University of Illinois is pleased to announce that Gamelan Girls: Gender, Childhood, and Politics in Balinese Music Ensembles by Sonja Downing has been selected as one of the two first recipients … Continue reading

This fall we have two new books on the Chicago Blues scene that celebrate the city’s incredible musicians and their legacy. Celebrate with us and check out our books on Chicago Blues and some interesting articles in American Music. Blues … Continue reading

About Tiffany Tzeng

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