Year: 2021

An Interview with Marda Dunsky, author of “Stories from Palestine”

Marda Dunsky is a journalism scholar and print journalist with expertise in the contemporary Middle East, and the University of Notre Dame Press is pleased to publish her new book, Stories from Palestine: Narratives of Resilience (March 2021). The book has generated a great deal of interest, including advance praise from Rashid Khalidi, author of […]

An Interview with Maya Stanfield-Mazzi, author of “Clothing the New World Church”

Maya Stanfield-Mazzi is an associate professor of art history at the University of Florida. She recently answered our questions about her new book, Clothing the New World Church: Liturgical Textiles of Spanish America, 1520–1820 (February 15, 2021), published by Notre Dame Press on February 15, 2021. While there are several books on pre-Columbian textiles, Clothing […]

A Celebration of Black History Month

In celebration of Black History Month, and in order to share Black voices and the history of civil rights, segregation, and the continued fight for equality more widely, the University of Notre Dame Press has put together a page of some of our most important books in African American studies and African American Intellectual History. […]

Civil Rights Memoir Resonates with Today’s Call for Racial Justice

Distinguished historian and civil rights activist Howard Ball has written extensively about civil rights and civil liberties. In Taking the Fight South, Ball’s candid and beautifully written memoir, he focuses on six years, from 1976 to 1982, when he and his Jewish family moved from the Bronx to Starkville, Mississippi, where he taught in the political science […]

An Interview with Paul J. Griffiths, author of “Regret”

The University of Notre Dame Press is thrilled to publish Paul J. Griffiths’s book, Regret: A Theology (February 2021). Since 1986, he has published thirteen books as sole author, seven more as co-author or editor, and hundreds of essays, articles, and translations. His two most recent books are The Practice of Catholic Theology and Christian […]

Books in Honor of MLK Jr. Day from Notre Dame Press

Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Jan. 18, 2021, is the 26th anniversary of the day of service that celebrates the civil rights leader’s life and legacy. While designated as a national day of service to encourage all Americans to volunteer to improve their communities, it is also used as a day to examine King’s work […]

An Excerpt from “William Still,” by William C. Kashatus

William Still: The Underground Railroad and the Angel at Philadelphia (April 2020) is the first major biography of the free black abolitionist William Still, who coordinated the Eastern Line of the Underground Railroad and was a pillar of the Railroad as a whole. This monumental work details Still’s life story beginning with his parents’ escape from […]

An Excerpt from “Taking the Fight South,” by Howard Ball

Distinguished historian and civil rights activist Howard Ball has written dozens of books during his career, including the landmark biography of Thurgood Marshall, A Defiant Life, and the critically acclaimed Murder in Mississippi, chronicling the Mississippi Burning killings. In Taking the Fight South (February 2021), arguably his most personal book, Ball focuses on six years, from 1976 to […]

An Interview with R. M. Kinder, author of “A Common Person and Other Stories”

R. M. Kinder, author of three prizewinning collections of short fiction, including the upcoming A Common Person and Other Stories (February 2021), recently spoke to us about her writing life, the creative process that went into this collection of short stories, and the writers who have influenced her work. She generously offers advice for new […]