Category Archives: latino studies

March’s free ebook has arrived! We’re giving away In Search of Belonging: Latinas, Media, and Citizenship by Jillian M. Báez. In Search of Belonging explores the ways Latina/o audiences in general, and women in particular, make sense of and engage … Continue reading

November’s free ebook is here! We’re giving away Afro-Paradise: Blackness, Violence, and Performance in Brazil by Christen A. Smith. Tourists exult in Bahia, Brazil, as a tropical paradise infused with the black population’s one-of-a-kind vitality. Interpreting the violence as both … Continue reading

Author of Chicago Católico: Making Catholic Parishes Mexican, Deborah E. Kanter answers questions about her influences, discoveries, and motivations for writing her book. Q: Why did you decide to write this book? I am trained as a scholar of Mexico, … Continue reading

We are pleased to announce The Taco Truck: How Mexican Street Food Is Transforming the American City by Robert Lemon has won the American Association of Geographers John Brinckerhoff Jackson Prize. This award encourages and rewards American geographers who write … Continue reading

We are pleased to announce that In Search of Belonging: Latinas, Media, and Citizenship by Jillian M. Báez has won the Bonnie Ritter Outstanding Feminist Book Award from the Feminist & Women Studies Division of the National Communication Association. The … Continue reading

This year marks the 15th anniversary of the Latinos in Chicago and the Midwest Series. This series documents the histories, challenges, and contributions of Latinos to Chicago and the Midwest. It promotes an understanding of regional and historical differences in Latino … Continue reading

Robert Lemon is an urban and social researcher and documentary filmmaker. His films include Transfusión (2014), a series of vignettes on the cultural implications of taco trucks. He recently answered some questions about his new book The Taco Truck: How Mexican Street … Continue reading

Walter Aaron Clark is Distinguished Professor of Musicology and the founder/director of the Center for Iberian and Latin American Music at the University of California, Riverside. His books include Isaac Albéniz: Portrait of a Romanticand Enrique Granados: Poet of the Piano. In 2016, … Continue reading

Just in time for the Latina/o Studies Conference in D.C. this week, the University of Illinois Press is excited to announce that Omar Valerio-Jiménez, and Sujey Vega will be joining Frances R. Aparicio as series editors of the Latinos in Chicago and … Continue reading

For many, it is impossible to ignore what is happening in the United States right now. As thousands of families have been separated at the border, many of us have questions. As a scholarly press, we strive to disseminate significant … Continue reading