• This Year’s University Press Week Celebrates Work on Racial Justice, Climate Change, and More

    Books, Podcasts, Reading Lists and More!

    University Press Week runs from November 9 to 15, and the theme chosen by the Association of University Presses this year is “Raise UP.” This theme was chosen to emphasize the role that academic publishers play in elevating authors, subjects, and whole disciplines that bring new perspectives, ideas, and voices to readers around the globe.

    In keeping with the ideals of UP Week, the member presses of the AUPresses submitted entries for a “Raise UP Reading List,” which is shown in full, below. As you can see, the reading list includes new books about climate change, racial justice, voting rights, and other timely subjects, as well as presses’ non-book efforts such as podcast series, virtual events, and press’ own subject-specific reading list.

    Where will you begin?

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    Reflections (a series)
    Aarhus University Press

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    Vrysaki: A Neighborhood Lost in Search of the Athenian Agora
    Sylvie Dumont

    American School of Classical Studies at Athens

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    A History of Arab Graphic Design
    Bahia Shehab and Haytham Nawar

    American University in Cairo Press

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    AU Press Reading Platform
    (a new interactive reading platform)
    Athabasca University Press

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    Cut in Stone: Confederate Monuments and Theological Disruption
    Ryan Andrew Newson

    Baylor University Press

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    The Other Boston Busing Story
    Susan E. Eaton
    Brandeis University Press

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    Know Your Price: Valuing Black Lives and Property in America’s Black Cities
    Andre M. Perry
    Brookings Institution Press

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    The Griot Project Book Series
    Cymone Fourshey
    Bucknell University Press

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    Female Husbands: A Trans History
    Jen Manion
    Cambridge University Press

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    Bishop Robert Barron/Renewing Our Hope
    Robert Barron
    Catholic University of America Press

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    A Century of Populist Demagogues: Eighteen European Portraits, 1918-2018
    Ivan T. Berend
    Central European University Press

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    What Would Nature Do?: A Guide for Our Uncertain Times
    Ruth DeFries
    Columbia University Press

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    We Are Not Dreamers: Undocumented Scholars Theorize Undocumented Life in the United States
    Leisy J. Abrego and Genevieve Negrón-Gonzales
    Duke University Press

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    Racial Justice: Dismantling Racism One Book at a Time (a reading list)
    Fordham University Press

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    The Hidden Treasure of Black ASL: Its History and Structure
    Carolyn McCaskill, Ceil Lucas, Robert Bayley, and Joseph Hill
    Gallaudet University Press

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    Nevertheless: American Methodists and Women’s Rights
    Ashley Boggan Dreff
    GBHEM Publishing

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    The Fullness of Free Time: A Theological Account of Leisure and Recreation in the Moral Life
    Conor M. Kelly
    Georgetown University Press

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    Racism in America: A Reader
    Harvard University Press

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    COVID-19 and World Order: The Future of Conflict, Competition, and Cooperation
    Hal Brands and Francis J. Gavin
    Johns Hopkins University Press

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    The Cost of Freedom: Voicing a Movement after Kent State 1970
    Susan J. Erenrich
    Kent State University Press

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    Living Paper: Coronavirus COVID-19
    Transdisciplinary Insights e-journal
    Leuven University Press

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    The Desegregation of Public Libraries in the Jim Crow South Civil Rights and Local Activism
    Wayne A. Wiegand and Shirley A. Wiegand
    Louisiana State University Press

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    MUP Armchair Events
    (virtual author talks)
    Manchester University Press 

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    Fighting for a Hand to Hold: Confronting Medical Colonialism against Indigenous Children in Canada
    Samir Shaheen-Hussain
    McGill-Queens University Press

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    Green Communication and China: On Crisis, Care, and Global Futures US-China Relations in the Age of Globalization
    Jingfang Liu and Phaedra C. Pezzullo
    Michigan State University Press

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    #HashtagActivism: Networks of Race and Gender Justice
    Sarah J. Jackson, Brooke Foucault Welles, and Moya Bailey
    MIT Press

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    Sistuhs in the Struggle: An Oral History of Black Arts Movement Theater and Performance
    La Donna L. Forsgren
    Northwestern University Press

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    How to Make a Slave and Other Essays
    Jerald Walker
    Ohio State University Press

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    Modern African Writing (a series)
    Laura T. Murphy and Ainehi Edoro
    Ohio University Press

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    Black Woman in Green: Gloria Brown and the Unmarked Trail to Forest Service Leadership
    Gloria D. Brown and Donna L. Sinclair
    Oregon State University Press

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    Ko Aotearoa Tātou I We Are New Zealand
    Michelle Elvy, Paula Morris, James Norcliffe, David Eggleton
    Otago University Press

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    Pennsylvania Stories: Community & Activism in the Keystone State
    (a virtual author interview series)
    Penn State University Press

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    Why Trust Science?
    Naomi Oreskes
    Princeton University Press

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    Advancing U.S. Latino Entrepreneurship: A New National Economic Imperative
    Marlene Orozco, Alfonso Morales, Michael J. Pisani, and Jerry I. Porras
    Purdue University Press

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    Ballad of an American: A Graphic Biography of Paul Robeson
    Paul Buhle, Lawrence Ware, and Sharon Rudahl
    Rutgers University Press

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    Manifesto for a Dream: Inequality, Constraint, and Radical Reform
    Michelle Jackson
    Stanford University Press

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    Afro-Latinx Futures (a series)
    Vanessa K. Valdés
    State University of New York Press

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    Revolutions of All Colors (winner of the Veterans Writing Award)
    Dewaine Farria
    Syracuse University Press

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    Disabled Futures: A Framework for Radical Inclusion
    Milo W. Obourn
    Temple University Press

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    Demagogue for President: The Rhetorical Genius of Donald Trump
    Jennifer Mercieca
    Texas A&M University Press

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    Permutations of a Self
    Thomas V. Nguyen
    Texas Review Press

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    Dear America: Letters of Hope, Habitat, Defiance, and Democracy
    Terrain.org
    Trinity University Press

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    Ableism in Academia
    Nicole Brown and Jennifer Leigh
    UCL Press

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    The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company: A Photographic History, 1898-1951
    Victor Fleischer
    University of Akron Press

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    Feminist Connections
    Katherine Fredlund, Kerri Hauman, and Jessica Ouellette
    University of Alabama Press

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    An Autobiography of the Autobiography of Reading
    Dionne Brand
    University of Alberta Press

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    The Sovereign Street
    Carwil Bjork-James
    University of Arizona Press

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    Etel Adnan Poetry Series
    Hayan Charara and Fady Joudah
    University of Arkansas Press

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    Our Hearts Are as One Fire: An Ojibway-Anishinabe Vision for the Future
    Jerry Fontaine
    University of British Columbia Press

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    Others of My Kind: Transatlantic Transgender Histories
    Alex Bakker, Rainer Herrn, Michael Thomas Taylor, and Annette F. Timm
    University of Calgary Press

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    Food in the Time of Covid-19
    Gastronomica special issue
    Gastronomica’s Editorial Collective
    University of California Press

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    Hearing Happiness: Deafness Cures in History
    Jaipreet Virdi
    University of Chicago Press

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    Palestine on the Air
    Karma R. Chávez
    University of Illinois Press

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    Call My Name, Clemson: Documenting the Black Experience in an American University Community
    Rhondda Robinson Thomas
    University of Iowa Press

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    Constructing the Outbreak: Epidemics in Media and Collective Memory
    Katherine A. Foss
    University of Massachusetts Press

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    i used to love to dream
    A.D. Carson
    University of Michigan Press

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    Population, Agriculture, and Biodiversity: Problems and Prospects
    Perry Gustafson, Peter H. Raven and Paul R. Ehrlich
    University of Missouri Press

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    African Poetry Book Series
    Kwame Dawes and Courtney Ochsner
    University of Nebraska Press

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    The World Doesn’t Work That Way, but It Could: Stories
    Yxta Maya Murray
    University of Nevada Press

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    Making History: IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts
    Institute of American Indian Arts
    University of New Mexico Press

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    From Here to Equality: Reparations for Black Americans in the Twenty-First Century
    William A. Darity Jr. and A. Kirsten Mullen
    University of North Carolina Press

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    Hope for Justice and Power: Broad-based Community Organizing in the Texas Industrial Areas Foundation
    Kathleen Staudt
    University of North Texas Press

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    The Evening of Life: The Challenges of Aging and Dying Well
    Joseph E. Davis and Paul Scherz
    University of Notre Dame Press 

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    Voting in Indian Country: The View from the Trenches
    Jean Reith Schroedel
    University of Pennsylvania Press

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    Stories of Struggle
    Claudia Smith Brinson
    University of South Carolina Press

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    Interviewing the Caribbean, Caribbean Childhood: Traumas + Triumphs (open-access journal)
    University of the West Indies Press

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    Light in Dark Times: The Human Search for Meaning
    Alisse Waterston and Charlotte Corden
    University of Toronto Press

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    With Grit and Determination: A Century of Change  for Women in Great Basin and American Archaeology
    Suzanne Eskenazi and Nicole M. Herzog
    University of Utah Press

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    UVA Press Presents
    (a podcast interview series)
    University of Virginia Press

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    Emerald Street: A History of Hip Hop in Seattle
    Daudi Abe
    University of Washington Press

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    Understanding and Teaching the Civil Rights Movement
    Hasan Kwame Jeffries
    University of Wisconsin Press

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    Japanese Brazilian Saudades: Diasporic Identities and Cultural Production
    Ignacio López-Calvo
    University Press of Colorado

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    Tossed to the Wind: Stories of Hurricane Maria Survivors
    María T. Padilla and Nancy Rosado
    University Press of Florida

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    Rethinking Careers, Rethinking Academia (a series)
    Joseph Fruscione and Erin Bartram
    University Press of Kansas

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    Pussy Hats, Politics, and Public Protest
    Rachelle Hope Saltzman
    University Press of Mississippi

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    Changing the Subject: A Theory of Rhetorical Empathy
    Lisa Blankenship
    Utah State University Press

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    We Shall Overcome: Press Photographs of Nashville during the Civil Rights Era
    Kathryn E. Delmez
    Vanderbilt University Press

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    Post-Ireland: Essays on Contemporary Irish Poetry
    Jefferson Holdridge and Brian Ó Conchubhair
    Wake Forest University Press

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    A People’s Atlas of Detroit
    Andrew Newman, Linda Campbell, Sara Safransky, and Tim Stallmann
    Wayne State University Press

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    African American Connecticut Explored
    Katherine J Harris, Stacey K Close, Wm Frank Mitchell, Olivia White, Elizabeth Normen
    Wesleyan University Press

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    Literatures, Communities, and Learning: Conversations with Indigenous Writers
    Aubrey Hanson
    Wilfrid Laurier University Press

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    They Were Her Property: White Women as Slave Owners in the American South
    Stephanie E. Jones-Rogers
    Yale University Press






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