Author Archives: michael

To celebrate Pride Month throughout June, check out these five books that discuss important figures in the LGBTQ+ community and the issues surrounding the fight for gay rights. Lana and Lily Wachowski Cael M. Keegan Cáel M. Keegan views the … Continue reading

June is Black Music Month! Here are several titles to help you celebrate and appreciate black artists who have influenced the music industry. Black Opera: History, Power, Engagement Naomi Andre Naomi André draws on the experiences of performers and audiences … Continue reading

University of Illinois Press author Dr. Robin Harris recently returned to northeastern Siberia for a presentation of her book, Storytelling in Siberia: The Olonkho Epic in a Changing World. After living in northern Russia for a decade and spending almost … Continue reading

This summer, the University of Illinois Press is publishing an extraordinary volume chronicling the work of women in the digital arts in the Midwest. Through profiles and oral histories of nearly two dozen artists, New Media Futures: The Rise of Women … Continue reading

The following is a guest post from Courtney R. Baker, the author of Humane Insight: Looking at Images of African-American Suffering and Death. ? When I first published my book on looking at images of African American suffering and death, … Continue reading

Himanee Gupta-Carlson is an associate professor at SUNY Empire State College. She recently answered some questions about her new book, Muncie, India(na): Middletown and Asian America. Q. Muncie, Indiana is well-known for being the site of the famous Middletown Studies, … Continue reading

Naomi André is an associate professor in the departments of African and Afroamerican Studies and Women’s Studies and the associate director in the Residential College at the University of Michigan. She is the author of Voicing Gender: Castrati, Travesti, and the Second … Continue reading

We are celebrating our 100th Anniversary at the University of Illinois Press this year. In honor of reaching this historic milestone, we decided to celebrate our readers by giving away an iPad pre-loaded with 100 UIP ebooks. We had so … Continue reading

Jesse Berrett earned a PhD in History at the University of California, Berkeley. He has worked as a rock critic, television columnist, and book reviewer. He teaches history at University High School in San Francisco. He recently answered some questions about … Continue reading

The following is a guest post from Stefan M. Bradley, the author of Harlem vs. Columbia University: Black Student Power in the Late 1960s. “Racist Gym Must Go!”: Remembering the 1968 Columbia University Student Rebellion. Any story involving Alexander Hamilton, … Continue reading