Prize-Winning Publications

With reputations for seeking out creative, top-quality scholarship, as well as for high editorial and review standards, it is no surprise that AAUP member presses publish a large number of prize-winning books and journals. Scholarly societies, regional institutions, national and international bodies regularly recognize the publications of university presses for their contributions to the academy and to the wider society.

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2016 Grammy Nomination—Best Album Notes

"Folksongs Of Another America: Field Recordings From The Upper Midwest, 1937-1946folksongs
Album Notes by James P. Leary
University of Wisconsin Press, 2015
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Since the 1970s, folklorist James P. Leary has worked steadily to bring the folk music of the Upper Midwest to a larger public. Folksongs of Another America presents 187 representative performances by more than 200 singers and musicians, carefully restored in digital form from deteriorating original formats. The accompanying book provides an introduction, full texts of all lyrics in the original languages and in English translation, extensive notes about each song and tune, biographical sketches and photographs of many of the performers, and details about Robertson, Lomax, and Stratman-Thomas and their fieldwork efforts as song collectors.



yucutan2015 James Beard Cookbook of the Year

Yucatán: Recipes from a Culinary Expedition
David Sterling
University of Texas Press, 2014
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An internationally recognized authority on Yucatecan cuisine, chef David Sterling takes you on a gastronomic tour of the peninsula in this unique cookbook, Yucatán: Recipes from a Culinary Expedition. Presenting the food in the places where it’s savored, Sterling begins in jungle towns where Mayas concoct age-old recipes with a few simple ingredients they grow themselves.