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“Academic Ableism” Author Interview–Part 2

by Kathryn Beaton December 15, 2017

Check out Part 2 of our interview with Jay Timothy Dolmage. He’s an Associate Professor of English at the University of Waterloo and author of the newly released book Academic Ableism: Disability and Higher Education, which argues that inclusiveness allows for a better education for everyone. We are proud to offer a large selection of disability studies books, and feel that they are essential to dispelling misconceptions. Find Part 1 of the interview here.   You write about how, for many years, “disability has been constructed as the antithesis of higher education, often positioned as a distraction, a drain, a problem to […]

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“Academic Ableism” Author Interview–Part 1

by Kathryn Beaton November 8, 2017

This University Press Week, we’re featuring an interview with Jay Timothy Dolmage. He’s an Associate Professor of English at the University of Waterloo and author of the forthcoming book Academic Ableism: Disability and Higher Education, which argues that inclusiveness allows for a better education for everyone. Today’s theme is “producing the books that matter,” and the larger theme of UP Week is #LookItUp: Knowledge Matters. We are proud to offer a large selection of disability studies books, and feel that they are essential to dispelling misconceptions. Hang tight for Part 2 of the interview when the book releases in December!   You […]

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Q&A: International Studies Association’s 58th Annual Convention

by Kathryn Beaton March 8, 2017

The University of Michigan Press attends several conferences each year. One of our editorial assistants, Danielle, went to her first one last weekend. Read our Q&A to hear about her experience attending panels, her impressions of Baltimore, and her advice for other first-time conference attendees.     Kathryn: Your first conference! Were you nervous? How did you prepare for it? Danielle: I was very nervous! I tried to prepare for the conference by looking over all the information about attending conferences that I had been given by colleagues. The International Studies Association website also had a packet of information for […]

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‘Bytes and Backbeats’ author Steve Savage featured in IASPM interview series

by Emily January 21, 2013

Steve Savage, author of Bytes & Backbeats: Repurposing Music in the Digital Age, chatted with Marilou Polymeropoulou, a D.Phil student at St. Peter’s College, for an installment in the International Association for the Study of Popular Music’s interview series. During the discussion, Savage shared his thoughts on how mainstream music has changed over the years, the effect the Internet has had on the underground, and the origins of repurposing. Of the latter, Savage says: If I had to try to create a hierarchy of influences, I’d place the musician’s aesthetic and creative impulses at the top. Generally I think innovation in music […]

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Marketplace Morning Report Interviews ‘Martian’s Daughter’ Marina von Neumann Whitman

by Emily September 26, 2012

In an interview with Marketplace Morning Report’s Jeremy Hobson, Marina von Neumann Whitman, author of The Martian’s Daughter: A Memoir, discusses her struggle to emerge from the shadow of her larger-than-life parent, John von Neumann (one of the five Hungarian scientific geniuses dubbed “the Martians” by their colleagues) and describes the challenges of “a woman trying to climb the ranks of intellectual and corporate power.”  The interview delves into issues of discrimination in the workplace and its ongoing yet covert prevalency today. John von Neumann is often hailed as the greatest mathematician of the twentieth century and even as the greatest scientist […]

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