Q&A with “Delegating Responsibility” Author Nicholas Micinski

by Briana Johnson January 14, 2022

This guest blog features a conversation with Nicholas Micinski, Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Maine and author of Delegating Responsibility: International Cooperation on Migration in the European Union from the University of Michigan Press.  This volume is available for purchase in hardcover, paper, and open access. Click the link above to start reading today!  You conducted 86 interviews for your book! Who did you interview, and how did those conversations lead to your book’s argument? Thank you for the opportunity to discuss my book and research process. I conducted fieldwork in 2016-17 with follow-up interviews since. I spoke with […]

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“Up North in Michigan” is a 2022 Michigan Notable Book!

by Danielle Coty-Fattal January 10, 2022
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We are excited to share that Up North in Michigan: A Portrait of Place in Four Seasons, by Jerry Dennis, is a 2022 Michigan Notable Book! The Michigan Notable Book Up North in Michigan is a collection of essays that capture the author’s lifelong journey to better know the place he calls home by exploring it in every season, in every kind of weather, on foot, on bicycle, in canoes and cars. The essays in this book are more than an homage to a particular region, its people, and its natural wonders. They are a reflection on the Up North that can […]

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Celebrating Recent Award Winners from the University of Michigan Press

by Kristen Twardowski December 22, 2021

Over the past decade, the University of Michigan Press has published nearly 300 award-winning titles. These books cover the full spectrum of what we publish. From African American Studies, to Political Science, to Theater and Performance, to Gender Studies, and more, these books exemplify the academic innovation that comes from exceptional scholarship and reflect the diversity of voices and ideas published at Michigan. As we close out 2021, we are excited to share a selection or our recent award winners with you.   Recognition for the Press Due to outstanding leadership or achievements in improving the accessibility of e-books or […]

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ReadMichigan eBook Collection Free-to-Read for Michigan Residents

by Danielle Coty-Fattal December 16, 2021
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We have partnered with the Library of Michigan, Michigan Humanities, Michigan State University Press, and Wayne State University Press to launch a unique collection of regional eBooks available to all residents of Michigan. The new ReadMichigan.org eBook collection contains about 300 free-to-read eBooks focused on Michigan and the Great Lakes region.  This collection includes past winners of the prestigious Michigan Notable Books award, which pays tribute to the people, places, and things that make Michigan unique. Also included are other important books published by Michigan presses and authors. Residents and visitors to the state of Michigan can access these eBooks for free […]

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Q&A with “Bridging State and Civil Society” Author Suzanne Levi-Sanchez

by Briana Johnson December 7, 2021

This is a guest blog featuring author Suzanne Levi-Sanchez, author of Bridging State and Civil Society: Informal Organizations in Tajik/Afghan Badakhshan from the University of Michigan Press. This volume is available for purchase in hardcover and accessible ebook formats.  CW: Mentions of sexual assault  Where did inspiration for Bridging State and Civil Society: Informal Organizations in Tajik/Afghan Badakhshan come from? I guess it was less ‘inspiration’ and more time in place. In 2009, UCLA and Professor Mark Kleiman funded fieldwork in Afghanistan. My research at that time focused on counternarcotics policy within counterinsurgency in Afghanistan. Soon after, the University of Delaware awarded me funding […]

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