Category Archives: feminist studies

April’s free ebook is here! This time, we’re giving away Pink-Slipped: What Happened to Women in the Silent Film Industries? by Jane M. Gaines: Women held more positions of power in the silent film industry than at any other time … Continue reading

We are pleased to announce Sophonisba Breckinridge: Championing Women’s Activism in Modern America by Anya Jabour has won an Illinois State Historical Society Award. The Illinois State Historical Society Awards are given for titles that has furthered the collection, preservation, … Continue reading

Dawn Durante is a senior acquisitions editor at the University of Illinois Press. In honor of Women’s History Month, we asked her some questions about her new anthology, 100 Years of Women’s Suffrage: A University of Illinois Press Anthology. 100 Years … Continue reading

2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment. To commemorate the anniversary, we’ve put together a list of 20 books and articles from our list that provide insightful analysis, and cover key figures and pivotal moments. This list is … Continue reading

We are pleased to announce Queer Timing: The Emergence of Lesbian Sexuality in Early Cinema by Susan Potter is this year’s winner of the Pop Culture Association’s John Leo and Dana Heller Award for Best Single Work, Anthology, Multi-Authored or … Continue reading

This August marked the 400th anniversary of slaves arriving in America. To commemorate the anniversary, The New York Times Magazine launched the 1619 Project, a major initiative led by Nikole Hannah-Jones, with the goal of re-framing our understanding of the … Continue reading

Giveaway alert! We’re offering a free ebook of OCTAVIA E. BUTLER by Gerry Canavan during November. Butler’s experiences as an African American woman in the world of white male-dominated science fiction writing informed her career as a science fiction author. … Continue reading

We are pleased to announce that we will make three timely books open access or partial access in the coming months. UIP has embraced open access publishing as part of its core mission to disseminate scholarship. The journal World History Connected … Continue reading

Dr. Angelique Harris is the founding director of the Center for Gender and Sexualities Studies and the Gender and Sexualities Studies Program and is an associate professor of sociology  in the Department of Social and Cultural Sciences at Marquette University. … Continue reading