Category Archives: gender studies

To celebrate Pride Month throughout June, check out these five books that discuss important figures in the LGBTQ+ community and the issues surrounding the fight for gay rights. Lana and Lily Wachowski Cael M. Keegan Cáel M. Keegan views the … Continue reading

Call for Papers for the 2018 NWSA/UIP First Book Prize 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 … Continue reading

 In honor of Women’s History Month, UIP will be releasing weekly reading lists with some of our favorite women’s history books. We are joining the call to #PressforProgress for gender equality, and we will be updating our Little Free Library, … Continue reading

Headed to NWSA this week? So are we! Here are five things you need know:  UIP is having a reception to celebrate our new series: Transformations: Womanist, Feminist, and Indigenous Studies edited by AnaLouise Keating. Join us in the exhibit … Continue reading

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Women Against Abortion: Inside the Largest Moral Reform Movement of the Twentieth Century by Karissa Haugeberg was recently covered in The New York Review of Books in a review essay entitled “The Abortion Battlefield.” The reviewer called the book “excellent” and detailed its … Continue reading

Brittney C. Cooper’s new book Beyond Respectability: The Intellectual Thought of Race Women was recently reviewed on NPR! The reviewer described it “a work of crucial cultural study. . . . [Beyond Respectability] lays out the complicated history of black woman as … Continue reading

Karissa Haugeberg’s book Women Against Abortion: Inside the Largest Moral Reform Movement of the Twentieth Century was recently mentioned in an article in The New Yorker that examines the history of abortion legislation and the anti-abortion movement. Read more here. … Continue reading

It is International Women’s Day, comrade! By universal proclamation we honor women and dedicate ourselves to helping them overcome the many obstacles they still face in this man’s world. Indeed, some people intend to observe the day with A Day Without … Continue reading

“We have just witnessed a spectacular demonstration of the failures of a national, political imagination. Many of us feel devastated, afraid, and confused. There is no better time than this to accept L.H. Stallings’s Funk the Erotic’s invitation to inhabit … Continue reading