2021 National Women’s Studies Association Annual Meeting

It’s the first weekend of the National Women’s Studies Association virtual annual meeting. We hope you’ll visit our NWSA 2021 virtual booth to browse our new and recent titles, to connect with editor Mark Simpson-Vos, and to learn more about our Gender and American Culture series. New Titles in Women and Gender History from UNC Press Afropolitan Projects: Redefining Blackness,… Continue Reading 2021 National Women’s Studies Association Annual Meeting

2021 Association for the Study of African American Life and History Annual Meeting

Throughout the rest of September, the Association for the Study of African American Life and History is hosting their annual meeting virtually. We hope you’ll visit our ASALH 2021 virtual booth to browse our new and recent titles in African American history.  Acquisitions editors Brandon Proia and Andrew Winters would love to connect with you if you have a project that… Continue Reading 2021 Association for the Study of African American Life and History Annual Meeting

In memoriam: Julian Pleasants

We are saddened to learn that Julian Pleasants, a key historian of 20th century North Carolina and two-time UNC Press author, has died. Pleasants was the acclaimed author of Frank Porter Graham and the 1950 Senate Race in North Carolina (1990; “One of the great tales of postwar American politics, now told for the first time at book length”—Washington Post),… Continue Reading In memoriam: Julian Pleasants

New and Recently Released UNC Press Audiobooks

We are pleased to announce the availability of the following UNC Press titles in audiobook format (sample audio excerpts are available via the links below): Closer to Freedom: Enslaved Women and Everyday Resistance in the Plantation South by Stephanie M. H. Camp, published by Tantor Media “Wonderfully evocative. . . . A provocative book full… Continue Reading New and Recently Released UNC Press Audiobooks

Lindsay Starr joins UNC Press as Art Director

University of North Carolina Press is excited to announce the hiring of Lindsay Starr as art director. Lindsay previously worked at the University of Texas Press as senior designer. Following the completion of her MFA in communication design, Lindsay taught at Texas State University, the University of Texas, and St. Edward’s University. She is cofounder… Continue Reading Lindsay Starr joins UNC Press as Art Director

UNC Asheville Re-imagines the Humanities Core: A Data-Driven, Student-Centered and Community-Led Curriculum Revision that Goes Beyond Traditional Textbooks

The following reblog from UNC Asheville discusses their publishing partnership with UNC Press on their humanities readers (both print and open access). Thanks for recognizing our Office of Scholarly Publishing Services, and for citing the Ross Fund. The two faculty leading UNC Asheville’s Humanities readers revisions often compare the project to an elephant. It’s large.… Continue Reading UNC Asheville Re-imagines the Humanities Core: A Data-Driven, Student-Centered and Community-Led Curriculum Revision that Goes Beyond Traditional Textbooks

2021 American Sociological Association Annual Meeting

We hope you’ll visit our virtual booth for the 2021 American Sociological Association Annual Meeting! A Message from Senior Editor Lucas Church: Welcome to our virtual exhibit! Normally, I’d be there to greet you in-person, show you our wonderful titles, and to talk about your own book project. I do hope we can all see each other… Continue Reading 2021 American Sociological Association Annual Meeting

Announcing Three New Acquisitions from Regina Bradley, Amrita Chakrabarti Myers, and Tony Perry for the Ferris and Ferris Books Imprint

The University of North Carolina Press (UNC Press) is pleased to announce three new acquisitions for its Ferris and Ferris imprint: Sitting on Zora’s Porch: Notes from a Black Girl in the Hip Hop South by Regina Bradley, The Vice President’s Black Wife: The Untold Life of Julia Chinn by Amrita Chakrabarti Myers, and These… Continue Reading Announcing Three New Acquisitions from Regina Bradley, Amrita Chakrabarti Myers, and Tony Perry for the Ferris and Ferris Books Imprint

Announcing the UNC Press Presents Podcast Network

We are excited to announce the newly launched UNC Press Presents Podcast website, a partnership with New Books Network. Featuring UNC Press authors that have been interviewed since the launch of the New Books Network podcast, and from across all the disciplines that UNC Press publishes, UNC Press Presents Podcast allows one to search for… Continue Reading Announcing the UNC Press Presents Podcast Network

UNC Press Open Access Vision and Policy

“In an effort to clarify and explain the reasons behind our Open Access (OA) positions, we are publishing our Open Access Vision and Policy Statement. OA has multiple dimensions and means different things to many people, so we expect and encourage feedback and dialog. You can write to our director John Sherer (john.sherer@uncpress.org) or tweet… Continue Reading UNC Press Open Access Vision and Policy

Statement from Lisa Levenstein, Vice Chair of the Board, and John Sherer, Director of The University of North Carolina Press

Thank you to the individuals and organizations who have expressed concern about recent events surrounding the election of board members at UNC Press. Many of you rightfully voiced support for the reelection of Eric Muller to the Press’s Board of Governors. Eric served tirelessly and brilliantly as chair of the board during one of the… Continue Reading Statement from Lisa Levenstein, Vice Chair of the Board, and John Sherer, Director of The University of North Carolina Press

Communing with Golf and Nature

Guest blog post by Lee Pace, author of Good Walks: Rediscovering the Soul of Golf at Eighteen of the Carolinas’ Best Courses Howard Lee was an administrator in Governor Jim Hunt’s administration in 1977 when he initiated what would become a walking trail of some 1,200 miles from the North Carolina mountains to the Outer Banks. “To… Continue Reading Communing with Golf and Nature

Happy LGBTQIA+ Pride Month: A Reading List

June is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer or Questioning, Intersex, Asexual (LGBTQIA+) Pride Month and we are here to celebrate with the community! Pride month began in 1970 and happens in June to commemorate the Stonewall Uprising on June 28th, 1969. A black trans woman named Marsha P. Johnson was a true leader and very… Continue Reading Happy LGBTQIA+ Pride Month: A Reading List

2021 Latin American Studies Association Annual Meeting

LASA 2021 has arrived and while we certainly miss seeing you in person, we hope you’ll take the time to visit our virtual booth. Executive editor Elaine Maisner welcomes you to our virtual booth, while also highlighting some new and forthcoming books: If you’ve got a project that you are working on, Elaine would love to connect with… Continue Reading 2021 Latin American Studies Association Annual Meeting

Happy Haitian Heritage Month: A Reading List

A strong “Sak Pase” to all of our Haitian and Haitian-descendant readers! May is Haitian Heritage Month and we wanted to celebrate with a recommended reading list dedicated to the history of the first independent black republic in the Western Hemisphere, Haiti. May was chosen as Haitian Heritage Month because it marks the anniversary of… Continue Reading Happy Haitian Heritage Month: A Reading List

New Series Announcement: Boundless South

The Boundless South publishes books that are regional, readable, and deeply researched while capturing the stories of people, places, and culture. Connecting audiences to real southerners, Boundless South presents the diversity of “southernness” and the extent of the southern diaspora with nuance and broad appeal. The Boundless South seeks to harness a new energy surrounding the discipline… Continue Reading New Series Announcement: Boundless South

Celebrating International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Interphobia and Transphobia (#IDAHOBIT)

If you don’t already know, May 17th is the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Interphobia and Transphobia, commonly referred to as IDAHOBIT. This day is used to celebrate LGBTQIA+ people all over the world and raise awareness to fight the discrimination they deal with on a regular basis. We’ve created this recommended reading list to… Continue Reading Celebrating International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Interphobia and Transphobia (#IDAHOBIT)

Understanding the Israeli-Palestinian Struggle: A Reading List

If you’ve been keeping up with the Israeli-Palestine conflict, you know things have gotten much worse recently. From looking at social media profiles of people who reside in Israel and occupied Palestinian territories, their request has been to spread awareness as well. For those who aren’t as knowledgeable about the conflict or for anyone who… Continue Reading Understanding the Israeli-Palestinian Struggle: A Reading List

Meet the Flows, Migrations, and Exchanges Series Editors

Check out this quick Q&A with our Flows, Migrations, and Exchanges Series Editors Mart Stewart and Harriet Rivo. Flows, Migrations, and Exchanges publishes works of environmental history that explore the cross-border movements of organisms and materials that have shaped the modern world, as well as the varied human attempts to understand, regulate, and manage these… Continue Reading Meet the Flows, Migrations, and Exchanges Series Editors

Happy Pub Day to Adrian Miller’s Black Smoke: African Americans and the United States of Barbecue

We are thrilled that today marks the official on sale date for UNC Press’s third book authored by James Beard Award winner Adrian Miller, Black Smoke: African Americans and the United States of Barbecue. Black Smoke is the fourth book published in the Ferris & Ferris Imprint for high-profile, general-interest books about the American South.… Continue Reading Happy Pub Day to Adrian Miller’s Black Smoke: African Americans and the United States of Barbecue