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May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. It’s an important time to pay tribute to the generations of Asian and Pacific Islanders who have enriched America’s history. At the University of Illinois Press we’ve published a wealth of important work … Continue reading

The fall 2018 catalog is finally here! This catalog is packed with illuminating, entertaining, and thought-provoking titles  and we’re so excited to finally share them with you! The gorgeous catalog cover this season comes from Women and Ideas in Engineering: Twelve … Continue reading

Jesse Berrett earned a PhD in History at the University of California, Berkeley. He has worked as a rock critic, television columnist, and book reviewer. He teaches history at University High School in San Francisco. He recently answered some questions about … 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

Even the discerning reader may not associate an academic press with sports. But what occurs in a sports venue—whether stadium or gym, track or sandlot—contests far more than results on a scoreboard. Race. Gender. Money. Politics. Power. Triumph. Tragedy. Each plays … Continue reading

Joseph Vogel is an assistant professor of English at Merrimack College. He is the author of Man in the Music: The Creative Life and Work of Michael Jackson. He recently answered some questions about his new book, James Baldwin and the 1980s: … 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

Are you headed to the 2018 Association for Asian American Studies conference in San Francisco? We are! Here is a preview of new books in The Asian American Experience series to look out for at AAAS. Here are 5 books to … Continue reading

In celebration of our 100th anniversary, the University of Illinois Press, in collaboration the University of Illinois Archives Sesquicentennial Speakers Series, presented a panel titled, “UIUC Scholarship and the University of Illinois Press: A Century of Partnerships on Campus. Featured … Continue reading

From its establishment in 1918 until well into the 1940s, the University of Illinois Press printed very few bound books each year. And by very few, we mean around seven. This number didn’t grow much over the years. By 1949 … Continue reading