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Press Contacts

Heather Skinner
Publicist and Assistant Marketing Manager
Phone: (612) 627-1932
Emily Hamilton
Assistant Director for Book Publishing
Phone: (612) 627-1936

Press Releases

Apr 20, 2015
New model focuses on transforming longform scholarly authorship
The University of Minnesota Press in partnership with the GC Digital Scholarship Lab at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York has been awarded a $732,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to launch Manifold Scholarship. This grant marks the continuation of an ambitious collaboration between a university press and a leading digital humanities center to advance scholarly authorship and publishing in a digital environment.
Apr 13, 2015
Shapiro is author of 'THE LURE OF THE NORTH WOODS'
The Midwestern History Association today announced the winner of its annual Jon Gjerde Prize for the best book authored on a Midwestern history topic during a calendar year. The honor was conferred upon Aaron Shapiro for his book entitled The Lure of the North Woods: Cultivating Tourism in the Upper Midwest (University of Minnesota Press, 2013). The award will be presented on April 17th at the annual meeting of the Midwestern History Association, which will take place in St. Louis in conjunction with the Organization of American Historians annual meeting.
Jan 26, 2015
The Essential Ellen Willis a Finalist for a National Book Critics Circle Award

Press Clips

Aug 24, 2015
"It was easy, from Minnesota, to cheer on South Carolina as the confederate flag came down at state office buildings."
Aug 23, 2015
Emma's Book Blogs/Reviews
Review of Catherine Madison's memoir in Emma's Book Blogs/Reviews.
Aug 18, 2015
Foreign Affairs
"A keenly observed case study of the impact of foreign aid on local practices in very poor countries."