Category Archives: awards

Congratulations to Michael Heller, the editor of Jazz and Culture, on being named one of the 2018 American Council of Learned Society Fellows! The 2018 ACLS Fellowship was awarded to 78 recipients to [advance] humanistic studies in all fields of … Continue reading

We are pleased to announce that Chicana/o and Latina/o Fiction: The New Memory of Latinidad by Ylce Irizarry has won the National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies Book Award, which is given to an outstanding new book in the … Continue reading

We are pleased to announce that Making an Antislavery Nation: Lincoln, Douglas, and the Battle over Freedom by Graham A. Peck has won the Russell P. Strange Memorial Book Award from the Illinois State Historical Society for the book of … Continue reading

We are pleased to announce that Beyond Respectability: The Intellectual Thought of Race Women by Brittney C. Cooper has won the Organization of American Historians Merle Curti Intellectual History Award. The award was announced at the OAH’s annual meeting in … Continue reading

It’s a great day for science fiction at the University of Illinois Press. We’re pleased to announce that Iain M. Banks by Paul Kincaid has been nominated for the 2018 Hugo Awards in the Best-Related Work category! The Hugo Awards are … Continue reading

Headed to SCMS in Toronto this week? So are we! Here’s what you need to know: 1.  We’re giving away 50 copies of Pink-Slipped: What Happened To Women In The Silent Film Industries. Stop by our booth in the exhibit hall and grab … Continue reading

We’re pleased to announce that Lorna Goodison, the author of Controlling the Silver, Turn Thanks, and To Us All Flowers Are Roses, has been awarded the 2018 Windham-Campbell Literature Prize in Poetry. She will be honored along with her fellow recipients in … Continue reading

  We are pleased to announce that Radical Aesthetics and Modern Black Nationalism by GerShun Avilez has won the William Sanders Scarborough Prize from the Modern Language Association (MLA). The prize is given to an outstanding scholarly study of African … Continue reading

NWSA and University of Illinois Press are pleased to announce the winners of the 2017 First Book Prize! Congratulations to Nicosia M. Shakes who has won first prize for her book  “Gender, Race and Performance Space: Women’s Activism in Jamaican … Continue reading

We are pleased to announce that Splattered Ink: Postfeminist Gothic Fiction and Gendered Violence by Sarah E. Whitney is the co-winner of the Emily Toth Award for Best Single Work in Women’s Studies, awarded by the Popular Culture Association/American Culture … Continue reading