Category Archives: announcement

We are pleased to announce that Dominique Moore will be joining the University of Illinois Press as an acquisitions editor. With years of freelance work as a copyeditor and proofreader and positions that include managing editor at Human Kinetics, Mellon … Continue reading

We’re pleased to announce the below books have been named Choice Outstanding Academic Titles for 2020. In awarding Outstanding Academic Titles, the editors use the following criteria to review titles: overall excellence in presentation and scholarship, importance relative to other … Continue reading

We are pleased to announce Black Opera: History, Power, Engagement by Naomi André has won the American Musicological Society’s Judy Tsou Critical Race Studies Award! The award committee said: “Written with a critical eye and ear while also maintaining accessibility, … Continue reading

Our Spring 2021 catalog is here! We have an exciting array of new titles coming and we can’t wait to get them into your hands. The stunning cover features UFC fighter Rose Namajunas, from the cover of the book Fighting … Continue reading

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