Category Archives: African American Studies

We have been sharing blog posts and Q&As from the contributors to Feminist Teacher 27.2-3, a special issue focused on the experiences of women of color in the academy. Below, S. Tay Glover, shares thoughts from her article ‘“Black Lesbians—Who Will … Continue reading

Sonja Thomas is an assistant professor of women’s, gender, and sexuality studies at Colby College, where she teaches courses on gender and human rights, feminist theory, critical race feminisms, and postcolonial and native feminisms. She is the author of Privileged … Continue reading

Journal of Civil and Human Rights Article Awarded 2019 Farrar Award in Media & Civil Rights History We are pleased to announce that the Journal of Civil and Human Rights article, “An Idea Before Its Time: Charles S. Johnson, Negro Columnist,” by … Continue reading

This year we’re celebrating the 15th Anniversary of the New Black Studies series. Check out the anniversary catalog here and read a letter from the acquisitions editor and comments from the series editors below! Dear Reader, In 2018 the University … 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 cannot think of a more fitting way to celebrate Black History Month than to announce University of Illinois Press’s newest giving opportunity, the Darlene Clark Hine African American History Fund. The mission of this fund is to continue the … Continue reading

The University of Illinois Press is pleased to announce that The Second Generation of African American Pioneers in Anthropology edited by Ira E. Harrison, Deborah Johnson-Simon, and Erica Lorraine Williams has been selected as the first grant recipient from the … Continue reading

During the 1968 Olympics at Mexico City, two American 200-meter sprinters, Tommie Smith and John Carlos performed arguably the most overtly political statement in the history of the Modern Olympic Games. After Smith and Carlos received their Gold and Bronze … Continue reading

Join us at the 2018 Association for the Study of African American Life and History annual meeting and conference for a reception and book signing with Sandra M. Bolzenius, author of  Glory in Their Spirit: How FourBlack Women Took On the … Continue reading

In the following excerpt from his book “Myths America Lives By: White Supremacy and the Stories That Give Us Meaning,” Richard T. Hughes explains how he came to reevaluate his understanding of the 5 Great American Myths to include the primal … Continue reading