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Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 Titles

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The University of Michigan Press publishes the highest quality peer-reviewed, faculty-selected scholarship in the arts, humanities, and social sciences, with particular strength in political science, performing arts, American Studies, classics and media studies. The Press also has vibrant lists in East Asian, African, and German studies.

The Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 lists showcase these strengths.

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Spring 2021 Catalog

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Highlights for Libraries

Emma DiPasquale, Engagement Manager, shares her picks for libraries

Emma DiPasquale

Emma DiPasquale is the Engagement Manager at the University of Michigan Press. She works to support library partners with the University of Michigan Press Ebook Collection (UMP EBC) and other ebook collections hosted on Fulcrum, Michigan Publishing's enhanced ebook platform.

Translocas: The Politics of Puerto Rican Drag and Trans Performance

Lawrence La Fountain-Stokes


Translocas invites readers to challenge, question, and expand their knowledge about queer life, drag, and trans performance.

- Emma DiPasquale
Engagement Manager

Defining "Locas"

The author defines Latin American and Latinx “locas” as effeminate men, drag queens, transgender performers, and unruly women.

Translocas explores the lives and work of contemporary performers and activists, literary works, film, and television, including the popular show "RuPaul's Drag Race."

La Fountain-Stokes is a drag performer himself, who performs as drag queen Lola von Miramar.

Additional Picks for Libraries

Queer Nightlife edited by Kemi Adeyemi, Kareem Khubchandani, and Ramón H. Rivera-Servera

Bankruptcy and Debt Collection in Liberal Capitalism by Mischa Suter

Writing Pirates by Yuanfei Wang

Opposing Democracy in the Digital Age by Aim Sinpeng

Highlights for Learners

Shaun Manning, Sales Manager, shares his picks for general readers and college and university faculty and lecturers

Shaun Manning

Shaun Manning is Sales Manager for the University of Michigan Press. He oversees bookstore and wholesale accounts and facilitates instructor requests to use UMP books in the classroom. Shaun also manages the Press's conference presence.

Additional Picks for Learners

Informing a Nation by Mel Laracey

Catalogue of Greek Manuscripts at U-M by Nadezhda Kavrus-Hoffmann with the collaboration of Pablo Alvarez

In Concert by Philip Auslander

Foodways in Roman Republican Italy by Laura Banducci

Highlights for the Media

Theresa Schmid, Publicity and Promotions Coordinator, shares her picks for the media

Theresa Schmid

Theresa Schmid is the Publicity and Promotions Coordinator at the University of Michigan Press. She works with authors to plan and carry out marketing for their books published and with other areas of Michigan Publishing on outreach, social media strategy, and engagement.

Additional Picks for the Media

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