Category: UNC Press News

“Pauli Murray: A Personal and Political Life” Selected for NCH’s 2022 NC Reads Book Club

Pauli Murray: A Personal and Political Life by Troy R. Saxby has been selected for North Carolina Reads, the North Carolina Humanities statewide book club for 2022 that features five books that explore issues of racial, social, and gender equality and the history and culture of the state. “All five books pose critical questions about how North Carolinians view their role in helping… Continue Reading “Pauli Murray: A Personal and Political Life” Selected for NCH’s 2022 NC Reads Book Club

2022 Organization of American Historians Annual Meeting

It was so good to be back in-person at OAH 2022! If you missed seeing us in Boston, please visit our virtual booth to browse our recent American history titles, learn more about our great book series, or connect with one of our acquisitions editors. Congratulations to all of our award winners from this weekend! Recasting the Vote: How Women… Continue Reading 2022 Organization of American Historians Annual Meeting

An NCAA/College Basketball Reading List (Go Heels!)

If you’d like to do some reading up on past North Carolina Tar Heels seasons and successes, as well as learn about the history of the NCAA and college hoops in general, we offer you a curated baskeball reading list (plus take 40% off at checkout with promo code 01DAH40; valid for print books only). And: GO HEELS! Carolina Basketball:… Continue Reading An NCAA/College Basketball Reading List (Go Heels!)

UNC Press Centennial Celebration at Chapel Hill Public Library

Last Friday, March 25th, UNC Press had its first organization-wide, open to the general public event since 2019 in celebration of the 100th anniversary of our founding, on the beautiful grounds of the Chapel Hill Public Library (thank you again for hosting us!). It was a wonderful gathering on a perfect early spring afternoon of authors, friends of the Press,… Continue Reading UNC Press Centennial Celebration at Chapel Hill Public Library

Happy Retirement to Executive Editor Elaine Maisner!

After a stellar publishing career of more than 35 years, including almost 28 at UNC Press, our beloved colleague and executive editor Elaine Maisner has decided the time is right to take a well-deserved retirement. Elaine first entered into university press publishing by working at Yale University Press, serving in several roles in acquisitions, administration, and contracts and rights management. She joined the UNC… Continue Reading Happy Retirement to Executive Editor Elaine Maisner!

New Editorial Roles for Mark Simpson-Vos and Debbie Gershenowitz

As UNC Press launches its new acquisitions strategy in its centennial year, effective April 1, 2022, two senior members of the Press’s editorial team are taking on new roles to align oversight of key lists with the Press’s strategic priorities. Editorial Director Mark Simpson-Vos will substantially shift his focus, taking over responsibility for the Press’s prestigious list of general-interest and… Continue Reading New Editorial Roles for Mark Simpson-Vos and Debbie Gershenowitz

Women’s History Month 2022 Reading List (Curated by Helen Kyriakoudes)

Happy Women’s History Month! In celebration of this historical month, we’ll be sharing reading lists curated by our staff featuring all authors who identify as women. Today we’re sharing a list from our Publicity Assistant Helen Kyriakoudes. Click here to see the previously shared lists and learn more about how Women’s History Month came about. If you’re interested in purchasing any of these books,… Continue Reading Women’s History Month 2022 Reading List (Curated by Helen Kyriakoudes)

2022 American Society for Environmental History Annual Meeting

After two years away, UNC Press is excited to be exhibiting in-person at ASEH 2022 – we hope you’ll stop by our booth! And if you can’t join us in-person, please visit our virtual booth! And be sure to check out our Flows, Migrations, and Exchanges series. Flows, Migrations, and Exchanges publishes works of environmental history that explore the cross-border movements… Continue Reading 2022 American Society for Environmental History Annual Meeting

2022 AWP Annual Meeting

After two years away, UNC Press is excited to be exhibiting in-person at AWP 2022 – we hope you’ll stop by our table T1007! And if you can’t join us in-person, please visit our virtual booth! UNC Press is thrilled to announce its new literary nonfiction series, Great Circle Books, edited by Kiese Laymon and Marie Mutsuki Mockett. Great Circle publishes literary… Continue Reading 2022 AWP Annual Meeting

2022 Appalachian Studies Association Annual Meeting

We hope you’ll visit our virtual booth for the Appalachian Studies Association annual meeting! There you can browse our new & recent titles and connect with editor Lucas Church. New from UNC Press Movie-Made Appalachia: History, Hollywood, and the Highland South by John C. Inscoe Otto Wood, the Bandit: The Freighthopping Thief, Bootlegger, and Convicted Murderer behind the Appalachian Ballads… Continue Reading 2022 Appalachian Studies Association Annual Meeting

The 1990 Brooks Hall Fire and 1993 Rededication: UNC Press Centennial Recollections

The following blog post was written by our current work study and Publicity Intern, Charity Frye. Since 1922, the University of North Carolina Press has published groundbreaking humanities scholarship on race, religion, gender, social justice, and more. Celebrating our 100th anniversary in 2022, the Press continues to illuminate the life of the mind by publishing works of diverse viewpoints in… Continue Reading The 1990 Brooks Hall Fire and 1993 Rededication: UNC Press Centennial Recollections

Three Promotions for the UNC Press Acquisitions Team

As part of an ambitious strategic growth plan to commence its second century of excellence in university press publishing, UNC Press is delighted to announce three promotions to editor for current members of the Press’s acquisitions team: Andrew Winters, Andreína Fernández, and María García. Andrew Winters joined the Press in 2017 and was most recently associate editor. Prior to joining… Continue Reading Three Promotions for the UNC Press Acquisitions Team

2022 African American Intellectual History Society Annual Meeting

We hope you’ll visit our virtual booth for the 2022 African American Intellectual History Society annual meeting! There you can browse our new & recent titles on display, learn more about our Justice, Power, and Politics series, and connect with editors Andrew Winters, Brandon Proia, and Debbie Gershenowitz. Our Justice, Power, and Politics series publishes new works that explore questions… Continue Reading 2022 African American Intellectual History Society Annual Meeting

Hot Off The Press: March 2022

We’re publishing some great books this month! Read below to learn more about these exceptional titles. Don’t forget to enter code 01DAH40 at checkout for some savings! You can save 40% on ALL UNC Press print books and if your order totals $75 or more, the shipping is FREE! CITIZENS AND RULERS OF THE WORLD: THE AMERICAN CHILD AND THE… Continue Reading Hot Off The Press: March 2022

Come Celebrate Our Centennial in Chapel Hill, NC on 3/25/22!

If you happen to be in the greater Research Triangle area of North Carolina on Friday, March 25, all are invited to attend an event celebrating our centennial year and the start of our second century! Please join us at the Chapel Hill Public Library, rain or shine in the outdoor area to the right of the main entrance, from… Continue Reading Come Celebrate Our Centennial in Chapel Hill, NC on 3/25/22!

UNC Press is pleased to announce the promotion of Cate Hodorowicz to the position of editor

UNC Press is pleased to announce the promotion of Cate Hodorowicz to the position of editor, effective March 1, 2022.   As editor, Hodorowicz will co-lead development of the Press’s new Great Circle Books series of literary nonfiction works, collaborating with acquisitions colleague Lucas Church and series editors Kiese Laymon (best-selling author of works including Long Division; How to Slowly Kill… Continue Reading UNC Press is pleased to announce the promotion of Cate Hodorowicz to the position of editor

Hot Off The Press: February 2022

We’re publishing some great books this month! Read below to learn more about these exceptional titles. Don’t forget to enter code 01DAH40 at checkout for some savings! You can save 40% on ALL UNC Press print books and if your order totals $75 or more, the shipping is FREE! Published: CLASS INTERRUPTIONS: INEQUALITY AND DIVISION IN AFRICAN DIASPORIC WOMEN’S FICTION… Continue Reading Hot Off The Press: February 2022

UNC Press Announces New Board Members and Leadership

The Board of Governors for the University of North Carolina System has elected two new members to the UNC Press Board of Governors. Dr. Osamudia James, Professor of Law in the School of Law at UNC Chapel Hill, and Dr. Angela Miles, Associate Professor of Management and Chair of the Department of Business Administration at North Carolina Central University, were… Continue Reading UNC Press Announces New Board Members and Leadership

Adrian Miller’s Top 5 Favorite UNC Press Books #UNCP100

In celebration of our centennial year, we’ve asked our authors to write some guest blog posts to help celebrate with us! We’re kicking off our centennial blog post series with a post from Adrian Miller, author of award-winning book Black Smoke: African Americans and the United States of Barbecue. In Black Smoke, Miller chronicles how Black barbecuers, pitmasters, and restauranteurs helped… Continue Reading Adrian Miller’s Top 5 Favorite UNC Press Books #UNCP100

On the Occasion of Our Centennial Year, We Present the New UNC Press Colophon

From Merriam-Webster: Colophon: nouncol·​o·​phon | \ ˈkä-lə-fən , -ˌfän \Definition of colophon:1: an inscription at the end of a book or manuscript usually with facts about its production2: an identifying mark used by a printer or a publisher The University of North Carolina Press is thrilled to share our new colophon design (otherwise known as: logo), created by Art Director… Continue Reading On the Occasion of Our Centennial Year, We Present the New UNC Press Colophon