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Kimberly Hannon Teal is an assistant professor of musicology at the University of Arkansas. Her research addresses contemporary jazz, and she is interested in how live performance contexts contribute to musical experiences and meaning. She recently spoke to us about … Continue reading

Corrine T. Field is an associate professor in the Department of Women, Gender and Sexuality at the University of Virginia and the Mellon-Schlesinger Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University. LaKisha Michelle Simmons is an assistant professor … Continue reading

Dawn Durante is a senior acquisitions editor at the University of Illinois Press. In honor of Women’s History Month, we asked her some questions about her new anthology, 100 Years of Women’s Suffrage: A University of Illinois Press Anthology. 100 Years … Continue reading

This month, we’re giving away free ebook copies of Glory in Their Spirit: How Four Black Women Took On the Army During World War II by Sandra M. Bolzenius and a special issue of the Journal of American Ethnic History … Continue reading

The human rights struggle for Palestinians has been ongoing for decades, and understanding the conflict and its implications can be complex. Palestine on the Air, the newest volume in the Common Threads series, brings forward individual stories and experiences to … Continue reading

The International Day of the Girl Child brings global attention to the experiences of girls worldwide. As many activists and organizations work to help imp rove the lives of girls by advocating for equal access to education, protection from violence, … 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

Giveaway alert! We’re offering a free ebook of Goodbye iSlave by Jack Linchuan Qiu during September. Ever wonder what goes into making your favorite tech products? Focusing on the alliance between Apple and the notorious Taiwanese manufacturer Foxconn, Qiu examines … Continue reading

Registration is now open for the fall University of Illinois Press Publishing Symposium on September 19, 2019! Institute for the Humanities 701 South Morgan, Lower Level / Stevenson Hall University of Illinois at Chicago Register now at: https://forms.illinois.edu/sec/4920856 Lunch will be … Continue reading

Robert Lemon is an urban and social researcher and documentary filmmaker. His films include Transfusión (2014), a series of vignettes on the cultural implications of taco trucks. He recently answered some questions about his new book The Taco Truck: How Mexican Street … Continue reading