Author Archives: Heather Gernenz

The University of Illinois Press is seeking a bright, organized, motivated assistant acquisitions editor to join our team. This person will work closely with the Press’s acquisitions staff in supporting the development and acquisition of a robust list of general … Continue reading

Join us October 4-5 on the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign campus for conversations on past and present student activism in honor of our new book by Michael Metz, Radicals in the Heartland: The 1960s Student Protest Movement at the University … Continue reading

The semester has finally ended and that means it’s time to catch up your TBR pile. To help you stock your shelves, we’re having a summer sale! June 3-14, use Promo Code SUMMER on our website to get 40% off all … Continue reading

The following is a guest post from intern Laura Coby, a graduate student in English at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. For the past three years, we’ve partnered with the English department to provide a graduate student a comprehensive … Continue reading

Cicero M. Fain III is a professor of history at the College of Southern Maryland. He recently answered some questions about his new book Black Huntington: An Appalachian Story. _______________________________________ Q: Why did you decide to write this book? I decided … Continue reading

Jonathan Fenderson is an assistant professor of African and African American studies at Washington University in St. Louis. He recently answered some questions about his new book Building the Black Arts Movement: Hoyt Fuller and the Cultural Politics of the 1960s.  … Continue reading

Mark Your Calendars for the Fall University of Illinois Press 9Publishing Symposium! September 19, 2019 Institute for the Humanities 701 South Morgan, Lower Level / Stevenson Hall, Chicago, IL Sessions will include: The Life of a Book: From Proposal to … Continue reading

We’re pleased to announce that our Fall 2019 catalog is now available. We have an excellent selection of books coming out this fall and we can’t wait to get them in your hands. Landmark anniversaries of our series abound this … Continue reading

Beneath the deepest snows The secret of a rose Is merely that it knows You must believe in spring   Lyricists Alan and Marilyn Bergman might not have had Illinois in mind when they wrote these soulful words, but there … Continue reading

On March 29, 2019 Michael Metz, author of the new book Radicals in the Heartland: The 1960s Student Protest Movement at the University of Illinois gave a lecture at the YMCA Friday Forum for their series RESIST: Building a Culture of … Continue reading

About Heather Gernenz

University of Illinois Press Publicity Manager