Author Archives: Heather Gernenz

The University of Illinois Press joins family and colleagues of Billie Jean Isbell, Professor Emerita at Cornell University, in mourning her passing on June 26. Her novel, Finding Cholita, a fictionalized ethnography exploring the long-term effects of chronic violence in … Continue reading

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This November, we’re excited to be releasing the first two books in our Introductions to Mormon Thought series edited by Matthew Bowman and Joseph Spencer. In the post below, they give you a sneak peak at the first books and … Continue reading

We are pleased to announce Chicago Católico: Making Catholic Parishes Mexican by Deborah E. Kanter is the winner of 2020 Hamlin Garland Prize from the Midwestern History Association. The Hamlin Garland Prize in Popular History honors a work of popular … Continue reading

We are pleased to announce A History of the Ozarks, Volume 2: The Conflicted Ozarks by Brooks Blevins is the winner of 2021 of the Arkansas Historical Association’s J. G. Ragsdale Book Award in Arkansas History. The J. G. Ragsdale … Continue reading

We’re pleased to announce that Joshua Hollands has won the Labor and Working-Class History Association’s 2020 Herbert G. Gutman Prize for Outstanding Dissertation for his project “Work and Sexuality in the Sunbelt: Homophobic workplace discrimination in the US South and … Continue reading

Our Fall 2021 catalog is here! We have an excellent batch of books coming that we can’t wait to get in your hands. This season’s cover features art by John Holyfield which graces the cover of Christopher Carter’s exciting new … Continue reading

The University of Illinois Press seeks an Acquisitions Editor/Senior Acquisitions Editor to be involved in discussions of focus and direction of publishing program. This position is responsible for acquiring at least 20 books per year that explore the culture, place, … Continue reading

We are pleased to announce that two of our titles have won awards from the Illinois State Historical Society. Chicago Católico: Making Catholic Parishes Mexican by Deborah Kanter received an Award of Superior Achievement. Roots of the Black Chicago Renaissance: … Continue reading

We’re pleased to announce that three new, forthcoming music titles have been awarded publication subventions from the American Musicological Society. These funds help offset the costs of publication and allows us to price the consumer edition of the book affordably. … Continue reading

About Heather Gernenz

University of Illinois Press Publicity Manager