Category Archives: announcement

This month the Working Class in American History series is saying farewell to Alice Kessler-Harris, who is retiring from the series after 35 years, as well as welcoming Thavolia Glymph as a new series editor. Dr. Kessler-Harris is the R. … Continue reading

We are pleased to announce Media, Geopolitics, and Power: A View from the Global South by Herman Wasserman is the winner of the 2020 UCT Book Award. The UCT Book Award recognizes outstanding books written by members of staff. The … Continue reading

NWSA and the University of Illinois Press are pleased to announce the winners of the 2020 First Book Prize! Domale Dube Keys, University of Arizona For the Survival of Ogoni People: Women’s Contribution to Movement-Building in Nigeria and the United … Continue reading

The Labor and Working-Class History Association (LAWCHA) is pleased to announce its annual Herbert G. Gutman Prize for Outstanding Dissertation in U.S. Labor and Working-Class History, established in cooperation with the University of Illinois Press. LAWCHA encourages the study of working people, their … Continue reading

More than 50 people participated in a powerful workshop on violence in education presented by Dr. Koritha Mitchell last evening as part of her virtual residency under the sponsorship of the George A. Miller Endowment. Drawing on her own experience, … Continue reading

We are delighted to announce that Alison Syring has been promoted to the rank of acquisitions editor. Alison was our first ’Round the Press intern and was hired as an assistant acquisitions editor in 2017. She earned an MFA in … Continue reading

The University of Illinois Press seeks an energetic and detail-oriented Assistant Acquisitions Editor. This position works closely with the Press’s acquisitions staff in supporting the development and acquisition of a robust list of general interest and scholarly titles in a … Continue reading

UPDATE: Power has been restored and our shopping cart is back online. Thank you for your patience. ANNOUNCEMENT: Due to strong storms in the area, our distributor, The Chicago Distribution Center, is experiencing a power outage. The shopping cart on … Continue reading

We are delighted to announce that Daniel Nasset is the new editor-in-chief at the University of Illinois Press. Danny came to Illinois as an assistant acquisitions editor in 2009, becoming an acquisitions editor in 2011 and a senior acquisitions editor … Continue reading

We are pleased to announce that “Where You Are Accepted, You Blossom: Toward Care Ethics in Jazz Historiography” by Vanessa Blais-Tremblay from Jazz and Culture Vol. 2 has won the 2020 International Association for the Study of Popular Music (IASPM) Canada … Continue reading