Category Archives: women

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

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

NWSA and University of Illinois Press are pleased to announce the winners of the 2017 First Book Prize! Congratulations to Nicosia M. Shakes who has won first prize for her book  “Gender, Race and Performance Space: Women’s Activism in Jamaican … 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

Debra A. Shattuck is Provost and Associate Professor of History at John Witherspoon College. She recently answered some questions regarding Bloomer Girls: Women Baseball Pioneers.                                       … Continue reading

The hit film Hidden Figures re-acquainted the zeitgeist with the idea that women in general, and African American women in particular, have long participated in scientific endeavor. Science on the Home Front tells women’s story during the critical years of World War II, when Leona … Continue reading

Emerging in the 1850s, elocutionists recited poetry or drama with music to create a new type of performance. The genre—dominated by women—achieved remarkable popularity. Yet the elocutionists and their art fell into total obscurity during the twentieth century. Today we … Continue reading

Widely regarded as one of the most innovative and passionate filmmakers working in France today, Claire Denis has continued to make beautiful and challenging films since the 1988 release of her first feature, Chocolat. Judith Mayne‘s comprehensive study of these … Continue reading

Excerpted from Peggy Seeger: A Life of Music, Love, and Politics, by Jean Freedman Peggy had written some mildly feminist songs, such as “Darling Annie,” about an equal partnership between a man and a woman, and “Nightshift,” about a woman’s … Continue reading