Author Archives: michael

Welcome to the University of Illinois Press’s virtual exhibit for the 2021 Mormon History Association! Step inside our virtual booth and browse new books, journal articles, author and staff interviews, and more. Use promo code MHA21 on our website for … Continue reading

Welcome to the University of Illinois Press’s virtual exhibit for the 37th Annual International Country Music Conference! We hope you’ll step inside our virtual booth and browse new books, featured music playlists, author and staff interviews, and more. Use promo … Continue reading

Welcome to the University of Illinois Press’s virtual exhibit for the 2021 Association for Recorded Sound Collections annual conference! We hope you’ll step inside our virtual booth and browse new books, journals, author and staff interviews, and more. Be sure … Continue reading

Every December since 2007 we have posted an annual list of our pop culture favorites. This year we have added a “Best of the Decade” component.  The University of Illinois Press Best of 2019 edition is in alphabetical order by … Continue reading

This year marks the 15th anniversary of the Latinos in Chicago and the Midwest Series. This series documents the histories, challenges, and contributions of Latinos to Chicago and the Midwest. It promotes an understanding of regional and historical differences in Latino … Continue reading

This month we’re publishing Earl Scruggs and Foggy Mountain Breakdown: The Making of An American Classic by Thomas Goldsmith. It’s a deep dive into the origins and influence of “Foggy Mountain Breakdown” against the backdrop of Scruggs’s musical career. Recorded in … Continue reading

Robert Lemon is an urban and social researcher and documentary filmmaker. His films include Transfusión (2014), a series of vignettes on the cultural implications of taco trucks. He recently answered some questions about his new book The Taco Truck: How Mexican Street … Continue reading

Jake Johnson is an assistant professor of musicology in the Wanda L. Bass School of Music at Oklahoma City University. He recently answered some questions about his new book, Mormons, Musical Theater, and Belonging in America. Q: Why did you decide to … Continue reading

The following is an excerpt from Erica Lorraine Williams’s chapter “Niara Sudarkasa: Inspiring Black Women’s Leadership” in The Second Generation of African American Pioneers in Anthropology edited by Ira E. Harrison, Deborah Johnson-Simon, and Erica Lorraine Williams. Remembering Niara Sudarkasa Pioneering … Continue reading

We are pleased to announce the winner of the 2019 LAWCHA (Labor and Working Class History Association) Gutman Prize! Congratulations to Alina R. Méndez, whose dissertation titled “Cheap for Whom? Migration, Farm Labor, and Social Reproduction in the Imperial Valley-Mexicali Borderlands, 1942-1969” will be … Continue reading

About michael

Marketing & Sales Manager since 2012