Author Archives: Alexa Colella

In tandem with the 2020 American Folklore Society Virtual Annual Meeting, the University of Illinois Press asked Dr. Alex E. Chávez, an Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the University of Notre Dame, about recent increases in anti-Mexicanism. We wanted to … Continue reading

The University of Illinois Press is pleased to introduce Elizabeth Hess as the Journals Marketing Assistant. Her responsibilities will include creating marketing and communication copy, press releases, and social media content for the 43 journals published by the Press. Hess … 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

This post originally appeared on The Scholarly Kitchen on July 10th, 2019. I was asked by Lisa Hinchliffe to submit a guest post to The Scholarly Kitchen about the Common Threads initiative at the University of Illinois Press. You can find … Continue reading

Call For Papers Jazz and Culture: Special Issue on Geri Allen Issue – Fall 2020 Deadlines: Abstracts 300-500 words: July 15th, 2019 Full Manuscripts: September 1, 2019 The journal Jazz and Culture seeks proposals and submissions for a special issue … Continue reading

In this blog post we are featuring Paul-Mikhail Catapang Podosky’s summary of his article, “A Linguistic Method of Deception: The Difference Between Killing Humanely and a Humane Killing“, in the Journal of Animal Ethics 9.1.  Suppose you’re at a supermarket. Walking through … Continue reading

Feminist Teacher is seeking to form a new editorial collective and is soliciting applicants.  The current editorial collective is stepping down this summer but will be available for consultation.  The journal, published by the University of Illinois Press, has for … Continue reading

An Uncommon Peer Review for Common Threads: a case study about expanding formats, their evaluation, and what we learned when we challenged norms. by Alexa Colella The scholarly communications ecosystem is one that is ever evolving. As publishers, we serve … Continue reading

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

About Alexa Colella

Marketing Manager for Journals