Author Archives: michael

As part of our Fall 2017 season, Illinois is publishing three groundbreaking books that interrogate the influence of the black press and the barons, editors, and journalists behind it. These individuals became active participants in the fight against white supremacy … Continue reading

Everyone knows that books make the best gifts. Especially for yourself! Stock up on these books for all your gift giving needs this holiday season. Now through December 1, 2017, use code WINTER17 on our site to get 30% off!  For … Continue reading

The holidays are once again upon us, and it’s time to stock up on gifts for the book lover in your life. Especially if that’s you! November 22, 2017-December 1, 2017 use code WINTER17 on our website to get 30% … Continue reading

The Chicago Black Renaissance was a time of growth and innovation for Chicago’s Black artistic community. During the early to mid 20th century, Chicago was the place where poets and musicians like Gwendolyn Brooks and Nat King Cole flourished. Here are … 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

We are proud to announce the launch of Transformations, a new series at UIP dedicated to innovative visions of scholarship in womanism, feminism, and indigeneity. Series editor AnaLouise Keating, a professor of women’s studies at Texas Woman’s University, envisioned a … Continue reading

November 9-12, UIP will be attending the annual American Studies Association conference in Chicago. Make sure to stop by our booth in the exhibit hall and check out these great books and journals! 1. I Fight for a Living: Boxing and … Continue reading

In 2018, the University of Illinois Press will celebrate its centennial. Plans are coming together for events throughout the year in Urbana-Champaign, Chicago, and Springfield. But you don’t have to wait until 2018 to celebrate with us. Stop by the … Continue reading

In this latest installment in our Authors on Issues series, Rosemary Feurer and Chad Pearson, co-editors of the edited collection Against Labor: How U.S. Employers Organized to Defeat Union Activism, write about how employers use racism to divide workers.  What do Employers … Continue reading

Here are 5 essential books that explore the sociopolitical and historical contexts of jazz music.   1. Jazz Internationalism By John Lowney “Indispensable to African American literary and cultural studies, jazz studies, and internationalist leftist studies. Its discussion of how jazz … Continue reading