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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