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This Year’s University Press Week Highlights Work on Race, Religion, War, and More

Books, Series, Imprints, and More!

This week is the eleventh annual celebration of mission-driven presses, University Press Week, founded by the Association of University Presses. This year’s theme for the week is “Next UP,” which emphasizes the many ways UPs are evolving, and improving the ways they deliver books, journals, and ideas to readers in the years to come. Many of AUPress’ members submitted the book from their fall list that they feel aligns best with the Next UP theme, as part of the University Press Week reading list you see here.

These titles cover the waterfront, from evocative fiction and poetry to of-the-moment non-fiction books about global warming, Black lives, LGBTQIA+ experiences, and the rights of indigenous people. You’re sure to find your next great read among them.

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More Than One: An Introduction to World Religions

Dyron Daughrity
Abilene Christian University Press

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Studies Into Darkness: The Perils and Promise of Freedom of Speech

Carin Kuoni
Amherst College Press

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Little Wet-Paint Girl

Ouanessa Younsi
Athabasca University Press

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When Freedom Speaks: The Boundaries and the Boundlessness of Our First Amendment Right

Lynn Greenky
Brandeis University Press

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25 Million Sparks: The Untold Story of Refugee Entrepreneurs

Andrew Leon Hanna
Cambridge University Press

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The Virtues Book: A Catholic Guide

John Garvey
Catholic University of America Press

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Making Space for Justice: Social Movements, Collective Imagination, and Political Hope

Michele M. Moody-Adams
Columbia University Press

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Pink Triangle Legacies: Coming Out in the Shadow of the Holocaust

W. Jake Newsome
Cornell University Press

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Practices (series)

Edited by Margret Grebowicz
Duke University Press

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New York ReLit

New York ReLit publishes reissues of historical, literary fiction about New York or written by authors from New York.

Fordham University Press

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Al-Qata’i: Ibn Tulun’s City Without Walls

Reem Bassiouney and Roger Allen
Georgetown University Press

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Stealing My Religion: Not Just Any Cultural Appropriation

Liz Bucar
Harvard University Press

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Medspeak Illuminated: The Art and Practice of Medical Illustration

Francois I. Luks
Kent State University Press

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Black Matrilineage, Photography, and Representation: Another Way of Knowing

Edited by Lesly Deschler Canossi and Zoraida Lopez-Diago
Leuven University Press

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La Princesse de Clèves by Lafayette: A New Translation and Bilingual Pedagogical Edition for the Digital Age

Edited by Edited by​ ​Hélène E. Bilis, Jean-Vincent Blanchard, David Harrison, and Hélène Visentin
Lever Press

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Afrodiasporic Forms: Slavery in Literature and Culture of the African Diaspora

Raquel Kennon
Louisiana State University Press

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Women, Peace & Security In Professional Military Education

Edited by Lauren Mackenzie and Lieutenant Colonel Dana Perkins
Marine Corps University Press

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Tribal Administration Handbook: A Guide for Native Nations in the United States

Edited by Rebecca M. Webster and Joseph Bauerkemper
Michigan State University Press

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In the Black Fantastic

Ekow Eshun
MIT Press

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MLA Handbook Plus

MLA Handbook Plus is the Modern Language Association’s subscription-based digital resource where students and instructors can access the new ninth edition of the MLA Handbook.

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Divine Days

Leon Forrest
Northwestern University Press

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Hereafter: The Telling Life of Ellen O’Hara

Vona Groarke
New York University Press

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Reimagining Realism: A New Anthology of Late Nineteenth- And Early Twentieth-Century American Short Fiction

Edited by Charles A. Johanningsmeier and Jessica E. McCarthy
Ohio University Press

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Dead Wood: The Afterlife of Trees

Ellen Wohl
Oregon State University Press

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Africana Religions (series)

Edited by Sylvester A. Johnson
Penn State University Press

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Viral Justice: How We Grow the World We Want

Ruha Benjamin
Princeton University Press

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Other Voices of Italy: Italian and Transnational Texts in Translation (series)

Edited by Alessandro Vettori, Eilis Kierans, and Sandra Waters
Rutgers University Press

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Engaging Museums: Rhetorical Education and Social Justice

Lauren Obermark
Southern Illinois University Press

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Introduction to LGBTQ+ Studies: A Cross-Disciplinary Approach

Edited by Deborah P. Amory, Sean G. Massey and Jennifer Miller
State University of New York Press

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Phyllis Frye and the Fight for Transgender Rights

Michael G. Long and Shea Tuttle
Texas A&M University Press

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Yungcautnguuq Nunam Qainga Tamarmi/All the Land’s Surface Is Medicine: Edible and Medicinal Plants of Southwest Alaska

Ann Fienup-Riordan, Richard W. Tyler, Sharon Birzer, Alice Rearden, and Marie Meade
University of Alaska Press

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Indigenous Women and Street Gangs: Survivance Narratives

Faith, Jazmyne, Amber, Bev, Chantel, Jorgina, and Robert Henry
University of Alberta Press

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Landmark Cases in Canadian Law (series)

University of British Columbia Press

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Five Stalks of Grain

Adrian Lysenko
University of Calgary Press

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Astrotopia: The Dangerous Religion of the Corporate Space Race

Mary-Jane Rubenstein
University of Chicago Press

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Where the Red-Winged Blackbirds Sing: The Akimel O’Odham and Cycles of Agricultural Transformation in the Phoenix Basin

Jennifer Bess
University Press of Colorado

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Rooted Jazz Dance: Africanist Aesthetics and Equity in the Twenty-First Century

Edited by Lindsay Guarino, Carlos R.A. Jones, and Wendy Oliver
University Press of Florida

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Sociology of Race and Ethnicity (series)

Edited by David L. Brunsma and David G. Embrick
University of Georgia Press

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Journal of Finnish Studies

Edited by Thomas A. DuBois and Hilary-Joy Virtanen
University of Illinois Press

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War & Homecoming: Veteran Identity and the Post-9/11 Generation

Travis L. Martin
University Press of Kentucky

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Queer Voices in Hip Hop: Cultures, Communities, and Contemporary Performance

Lauron J. Kehrer
University of Michigan Press

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Howard Cruse

Janine Utell
University Press of Mississippi

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Bosnian Studies: Perspectives from an Emerging Field

Edited by Dzeneta Karabegović and Adna Karamehić-Oates
University of Missouri Press

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Cotton Candy: Poems Dipped Out of the Air

Ted Kooser
University of Nebraska Press

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Latinx Poetics: Essays on the Art of Poetry

Edited by Ruben Quesada
University of New Mexico Press

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The University of North Carolina Press: A Century of Publishing

The University of North Carolina Press celebrates the 100th anniversary of its founding this year.

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Latinx Media: An Open-Access Textbook

Edited by Rielle Navitski and Leslie Marsh
University of North Georgia Press

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Our Stories: Black Families in Early Dallas

Edited by George Keaton and Judith Garrett Segura
University of North Texas Press

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An Inconvenient Apocalypse: Environmental Collapse, Climate Crisis, and the Fate of Humanity

Wes Jackson and Robert Jensen
University of Notre Dame Press

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Power Balance: Increasing Leverage in Negotiations with Federal and State Governments–Lessons Learned from the Native American Experience

Steven J. Haberfeld
University of Oklahoma Press

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Critical Disaster Studies

Edited by Jacob A.C. Remes and Andy Horowitz
University of Pennsylvania Press

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What the Eyes Can’t See: Ralph Northam, Black Resolve, and a Racial Reckoning in Virginia

Margaret Edds
University of South Carolina Press

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On Target: Gun Culture, Storytelling, and the NRA

Noah S. Schwartz
University of Toronto Press

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I Spoke to You with Silence: Essays from Queer Mormons of Marginalized Genders

Edited by Kerry Spencer Pray and Jenn Lee Smith
University of Utah Press

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Counterstories from the Writing Center

Edited by Frankie Condon and Wonderful Faison
Utah State University Press

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Journey Without End: Migration from the Global South Through the Americas

Andrew Nelson and Rob Curran
Vanderbilt University Press

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A Drum in One Hand, a Sockeye in the Other: Stories of Indigenous Food Sovereignty from the Northwest Coast

Charlotte Coté
University of Washington Press

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Coming Home to Nez Perce Country: The Niimiipuu Campaign to Repatriate Their Exploited Heritage

Trevor J. Bond
Washington State University Press

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The Journal of Human Resources

Edited by Anna Aizer
University of Wisconsin Press

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Black Lives (series)

The Black Lives series produces brief, authoritative biographies of individuals of African descent who profoundly shaped history.
Yale University Press






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