Category Archives: media studies

From the beginnings of silent films to the talkies we have now, women have played a pivotal role in the development of film whether it be behind the scenes or on the screen. In early theater, women challenged gender roles … Continue reading

Welcome to the University of Illinois Press’s virtual exhibit for the 2021 Society for Cinema and Media Studies conference! We hope you’ll step inside our virtual booth and browse new books, journal articles, author interviews, and more. If you buy … Continue reading

While by no means exhaustive, this list covers new and essential titles on historic and contemporary representations of Blackness in the media. From depictions of horror and violence against African Americans, representations of the Black Panthers and Civil Rights movement, … Continue reading

Jasmine Mitchell answers some questions about her new book, Imagining the Mulatta: Blackness in U.S. and Brazilian Media. Q: Why did you decide to write this book? “You look exotic, what are you?” “Where is your family from? I mean … Continue reading

Karen E. Whedbee is an associate professor in the media studies program in the Department of Communication at Northern Illinois University. She has published widely on topics related to free speech, communication ethics, and the history of participatory democracy. Among … Continue reading

If sport provides a powerful lens through which social norms are produced, reproduced, and challenged, sports media compose key mechanisms through which these meanings are built and communicated. As studies of sports media gain momentum in the humanities and social … Continue reading

Andrew C. Billings is a professor and Ronald Reagan Chair of Broadcasting in the Department of Journalism and Creative Media at the University of Alabama. He is the coauthor of Olympic Television: Broadcasting the Biggest Show on Earth and Media and the Coming Out … Continue reading

Beginning Monday, August 6, 2018, visit Senior Acquisitions Editor Daniel Nasset in the exhibit hall at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication 2018 Conference. Get University of Illinois Press books at the conference discount of up to 40% … Continue reading

This summer, the University of Illinois Press is publishing an extraordinary volume chronicling the work of women in the digital arts in the Midwest. Through profiles and oral histories of nearly two dozen artists, New Media Futures: The Rise of Women … Continue reading

In honor of Women’s History Month, UIP will be releasing weekly reading lists with some of our favorite women’s history books. We are joining the call to #PressforProgress for gender equality, and we will be updating our Little Free Library, … Continue reading