The University of Illinois Press recently welcomed four new faculty board members.

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Michael R. Cheney is a Professor of Communication and Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Illinois at Springfield. He was previously a Senior Fellow in the Institute of Government and Public Affairs at the University of Illinois. He served as the inaugural editor for the Journal of Media Sociology. He is the coauthor of From Iowa to the White House (1989) and Packaging the Presidents (2008). He is co-editor of Harold Innis’s History of Communications: Paper and Printing (2015) and Harold Innis Reflects Memoir and WWI Writings/ Correspondence (2016). He is currently working on “Are We There Yet? The History of Presidential Advertising in the Internet Age.”

faculty board members

Daniel A. Gilbert is an Associate Professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and specializes in U.S. labor and cultural history. He holds a B.A. in music from Wesleyan University and a Ph.D. in American Studies from Yale. His current research interests include the history of public employee unionism, the role of sports in the American workplace, and modern U.S. history. He was the 2014 recipient of the Baseball Research Award from the Society for American Baseball Research and the 2018 recipient of the John T. Dunlop Scholar Award from the Labor & Employment Relation Association. He is also the author of Expanding the Strike Zone: Baseball in the Age of Free Agency. 

Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe is a Professor and the Coordinator for Information Literacy Services & Instruction at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. She holds a B.A. in philosophy from the University of St. Thomas and an M.Ed. in educational psychology and an MS in library science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her research interests include teaching and learning, higher education, globalization, information literacy, library assessment and evaluation, library quality, and scholarly communications. She was the 2017 recipient of the Larry Romans Mentorship Award from the American Library Association’s Government Documents and Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Roundtables. She was also the 2015 recipient of the ACRL Instruction Section Miriam Dudley Instruction Librarian Award. She is the editor of the journal Library Trends and a contributor to The Scholarly Kitchen.  

Hinda Seif is an Associate Professor of Women & Gender Studies and Anthropology at the University of Illinois at Springfield. She holds an MA in Women’s Studies from the University of Arizona and a Ph.D. in Cultural Anthropology from the University of California, Davis. Her research interests include Mexican migration and Latinx Studies, interactions of gender, race/ethnicity, class, sexuality, and nation, critical policy studies, and qualitative methods. Currently, Prof. Seif researches and writes about the Latinization of Chicago through the lives, work, and perspectives of women artists of Mexican ancestry in the city. Publishers of her work include Latino StudiesNorth American Dialogue, Stanford University Press, and Oxford University Press. Recent publications include “Visualizing Spaces of Empowerment in Chicanx/Mexicanx Chicago with Artist/Photographer Diana Solís” (Diálogo 2018) and “Space, Place and Belonging: Multidisciplinary Artist Nicole Marroquín” (GénEros, U. of Colima, Mexico, 2019).

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