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News from and about University of Minnesota Press initiatives in scholarly collaboration and technological advancements.
Christopher J. Pexa to receive MLA Prize for Studies in Native American Literatures, Cultures, and Languages
The prize is awarded for an outstanding scholarly study of Native American literature, culture, or languages written by a member of the association. "Part literary criticism, part ethnohistory, part language activism (in its pathbreaking reliance on Dakhóta words and phrases to express Dakhóta concepts), and part loving fieldwork centered on the voices and stories of his own grandmothers, Pexa’s work convincingly recovers a sturdy though strategically inaccessible Dakhóta resurgence and compels readers to think more deeply about other tribal peoples’ creative decolonizing work."
New Canadian Distribution Partnership with University of Toronto Press Distribution
University of Minnesota Press distribution in Canada has moved to the University of Toronto Press Distribution, effective immediately. UTP Distribution, based in Toronto, is the country's largest distributor of Canadian publishers.
Atina Diffley on Iowa Public Radio
Through high winds and hail, dry years and wet, and through the pressures of development and corporate interests Atina Diffley and her husband Martin ran one of the first certified organic produce farms in the Midwest.
Inside Higher Ed: Hybrid publishing platform Manifold launches in beta form
Manifold, a hybrid publishing platform created by the U of Minnesota Press and CUNY’s Graduate Center, launches in beta form with features supporting experimental scholarly work.
Marx & Philosophy: Hegel or Spinoza
2011 International Latino Book Awards: Carmen Lomas Garza
The 2011 International Latino Book Awards has named Carmen Lomas Garza, an A Ver series book by Constance Cortez, its first place winner in the Best Arts Book (English) category.
UPDATE 3/21: A note about web orders, events, and conferences during the Covid-19 pandemic
Most author events through mid-May have been cancelled. We will update this space as we receive more information.
Adrienne Kennedy among 2018 Theater Hall of Fame Inductees
Adrienne Kennedy is among the 2018 Theater Hall of Fame inductees.
Alondra Nelson's BODY AND SOUL wins American Sociological Association section book award
Alondra Nelson's BODY AND SOUL receives the ASA's Race, Gender and Class Section's 2012 Distinguished Book Award.
Announcing a new series: Art after Nature
Books published in this series engage with the politics and contradictions of the Anthropocene as a concept in order to problematize recent and influential philosophical waves like animal studies, posthumanism, and speculative realism in relation to art writing and art making.
Announcing a trilogy of Allen Ginsberg’s unpublished journals.
Announcing Avant Museology, a symposium at the Walker Art Center
This two-day symposium on November 20-21, 2016, features University of Minnesota Press authors Timothy Morton, Cary Wolfe, and Arseny Zhilyaev.
Announcing Forerunners: Ideas First
Announcing the Development of the MMPI-3
The University of Minnesota Press is currently sponsoring development of the MMPI-3 under the auspices of the Press’s Research and Product Development program, which is overseen by the University’s Office of the Vice President for Research and an external Advisory Board.
Announcing the publication of the MMPI-3
The University of Minnesota Press is pleased to announce the publication of the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-3 (MMPI-3). This is the first full revision of the test since the late 1980s and features a new, nationally representative normative sample, selected to match the 2020 US census projections for race and ethnicity, education, and age.
Antipode offering free virtual issue to celebrate Katherine Gibson lecture
Author Aaron Shapiro wins Midwestern History Association's Jon Gjerde Prize
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.
Author Jean O'Brien selected to the Board of Trustees for the Cobell Education scholarship fund
Author Joel Olson dies at 45
Joel Olson was a professor at Northern Arizona University and author of The Abolition of White Democracy (2004).
Author Michelle Cliff dies at 69
Cliff embraced her many identities as a light-skinned Creole, a lesbian, and an immigrant in both England and the United States to prove the intersections of prejudice and oppression.
Author Pamela Simpson dies at 65
Pamela Hemenway Simpson, an art historian who was one of the most influential figures of the last four decades at Washington and Lee University, died at her home in Lexington, Va., on Oct. 4th, 2011. She was 65.
Author Stuart Biegel dies at 73
Award: Fighting for the Future of Food
Fighting for the Future of Food by Rachel Schurman and William A. Munro has received the American Political Science Association's 2011 Lynton Caldwell Prize for Best Book in Environmental Politics published in the past 3 years.
Award: Seeking Asylum
Seeking Asylum by Alison Mountz, published by University of Minnesota Press, has received the 2010 Association of American Geographers Meridian Book Award for Outstanding Scholarly Work in Geography.
Award: The Once and Future New York
The Once and Future New York by Randall Mason published by University of Minnesota Press has won the 2011 Antoinette Forrester Downing Award.
Award: The Right to Be Out
Barnard Hewitt Award runner-up: The Japan of Pure Invention
The Japan of Pure Invention by Josephine Lee is runner-up for the 2011 Barnard Hewitt Award on behalf of the American Society for Theatre Research (ASTR).
Honorable Mention: Big Belching Bog
Big Belching Bog by Phyllis Root and with illustrations by Betsy Bowen received an Honorable Mention at the Northeastern Minnesota Book Awards.
Black Lives Matter: Free Antiracist Reading
The University of Minnesota Press is in sympathy and solidarity with the grieving family of Daunte Wright, killed by police during a traffic stop near Minneapolis on Sunday, April 11, 2021, and acknowledges the trauma and fear experienced by the Black members of our community today and every day. In order for our world to be more equitable and just, we must all be a part of dismantling white supremacy in its many forms, including and especially racial profiling. In the shadow of the Derek Chauvin trial, we affirm, once again and always: BLACK LIVES MATTER.
Cesar Chavez film opening soon