Author Archives: Heather Gernenz

Welcome to our Big Berks 2020 Virtual Exhibit! Even though we might not be able to visit with you in person, you can still step inside our virtual booth and take a look around! And you can still stock up … Continue reading

The following is a guest post by Julie Gallagher and Barbara Winslow, co-editors of Reshaping Women’s History: Voices of Non-Traditional Women Historians. Julie Gallagher is an associate professor of history and women’s studies at Penn State Brandywine. She is the … Continue reading

Welcome to our North American Society for Sport History Virtual Exhibit! Even though we might not be able to visit with you in person, you can still step inside our virtual booth and take a look around! And you can … Continue reading

The following is a guest post by Cat M. Ariail, author of the forthcoming book Passing the Baton: Black Women Track Stars and American Identity for our NASSH 2020 Virtual Exhibit. Ariail is a lecturer in the Department of History … Continue reading

The following is an excerpt from Alisha R. Winn’s chapter “Ira E. Harrison: Activist, Scholar, and Visionary Pioneer” in The Second Generation of African American Pioneers in Anthropology edited by Ira E. Harrison, Deborah Johnson-Simon, and Erica Lorraine Williams. Remembering … Continue reading

What Covid has revealed is that the truly essential work of society is care: care for the sick, care for the young and the old, the care work of food production, the mutual care that allows any of us to function in the world. Continue reading

The Fall 2020 catalog is here! We have a wonderful array of new titles to share with you. Check out the preview below! Fall 2020 Catalog Preview A trio of fantastic music titles leads off our catalog this season. Leading … Continue reading

We’re pleased to inform you that our distributor, the Chicago Distribution Center (CDC), is reopening Monday, April 13. They have enacted cleaning procedures and physical distancing measures to keep their workplace safe.  It will take a few days for CDC … Continue reading

The University of Illinois Press seeks a dynamic and visionary individual to lead its books acquisitions program. The Editor-in-Chief establishes the editorial vision and sets the overall direction for the books acquisition program. This position directs the editorial agenda and … Continue reading

The COVID-19 situation presents an unprecedented challenge to students, instructors, and libraries. In response, the University of Illinois Press has opened a wealth of content on multiple platforms to assist study, teaching, and research. Through June 30, 2020, the Press … Continue reading

About Heather Gernenz

University of Illinois Press Publicity Manager