Press Book Award

2021 University of Michigan Press Book Award Winner

by Danielle Coty-Fattal September 17, 2021
Cover of For Dear Life: Women's Decriminalization and Human Rights in Focus by Carol Jacobsen, with a foreword by Lucy R. Lippard

The University of Michigan Press is excited to announce that the 2021 University of Michigan Press Book Award has been awarded to For Dear Life: Women’s Decriminalization and Human Rights in Focus, by Carol Jacobsen! The book will be honored at the University of Michigan Faculty Awards dinner on October 18, 2021.  For Dear Life brings together the faces, letters, and testimonies of dozens of incarcerated women with whom Jacobsen has worked and essays from leading feminist scholars to reveal the methods they have used to obtain justice. This book documents Jacobsen’s love and lifelong commitment to creating feminist justice […]

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Annual Michigan Faculty Awards Honor University of Michigan Press Books/Authors

by Charles Watkinson October 8, 2015

Where do MacArthur “Genius Award” winners, Fellows of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, top physicians, scientists, engineers, and humanists gather on a Michigan fall evening? At the University of Michigan’s Faculty Awards Dinner, of course, where President Mark Schlissel and Provost Martha Pollack presented handsome certificates to the brightest and best of the University’s professoriate. As the sun sunk below the horizon and a delicious three-course dinner was served by expert caterers from Ann Arbor’s favorite deli, Zingerman’s, named professorships were awarded, rising stars were honored, and several University of Michigan Press authors were celebrated. The main award […]

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Congratulations to 2015 University of Michigan Press Book Award Winners Andrei Markovits and Katherine Crosby!

by Sam Killian July 22, 2015

Conrgatulations to Dr. Andrei Markovits and Katherine Crosby, the most recent recipients of the University of Michigan Press Book Award! They received the 2015 award for their book, From Property to Family, which details the cultural history and cultural impact of dog rescue in the United States. “We are immensely honored, delighted and humbled for being given this prestigious award by such a prestigious university press that publishes so many fine books,” Markovits said in response to learning his book had won. “To have our work be chosen as the winner among them by a jury of our peers is […]

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‘Is William Martinez Not Our Brother?’ Chosen for 2012 University of Michigan Press Book Award

by Shaun Manning July 19, 2012

Buzz Alexander’s Is William Martinez Not Our Brother?: Twenty Years of the Prison Creative Arts Project has been awarded the University of Michigan Press Book Award, honoring the best work published by the University Press in the prior two calendar years and written by a member, or members, of the University of Michigan faculty. Alexander’s book, part of the New Public Scholarship series, highlights the work of the University of Michigan’s Prison Creative Arts Project, which works with incarcerated youth and adults to overcome prison culture through the creation of original artwork. Alexander founded the program in 1990 to give voice […]

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2011 University of Michigan Press Book Award Winner Announced: Disability Aesthetics

by Trade Marketing October 12, 2011

The University of Michigan Press recently named Tobin Siebers, author of Disability Aesthetics, the recipient of the 2011 University of Michigan Press Book Award. The first attempt to theorize the representation of disability in modern art and visual culture, Disability Aesthetics explores the rich but hidden role that disability plays in art and in aesthetic judgments. The Press Book Award is given to the best work published by the University Press in the prior two calendar years and written by a member, or members, of the University of Michigan faculty.

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