UC Press is pleased to share that five of our titles have been designated Outstanding Academic Titles for 2022 by CHOICE.

CHOICE editors consider several factors in their decisions, including:

  • Overall excellence in presentation and scholarship
  • Importance relative to other literature in the field
  • Distinction as a first treatment of a given subject in book or electronic form
  • Originality or uniqueness of treatment of their subject
  • Significance in building undergraduate collections

More information about the list of titles can be read at the CHOICE website. Congratulations to all of our winners!

The Operetta Empire
Music Theater in Early Twentieth-Century Vienna

by Micaela Baranello

“A deeply satisfying and fascinating book that no one interested in operetta—or this period of Vienna’s musical history—will want to miss.”
Opera Magazine

How White Men Won the Culture Wars:
A History of Veteran America

by Joseph Darda

“Original and persuasive. . . . A wide-ranging and provocative tour through the post-Vietnam cultural and political scene.”
The New Republic

Homegrown Hate:
Why White Nationalists and Militant Islamists Are Waging War against the United States

by Sara Kamali

Homegrown Hate is disturbing, yet it is one of the most important new books detailing domestic extremists available today”

Sisters in the Mirror:
A History of Muslim Women and the Global Politics of Feminism

by Elora Shehabuddin

“A significant contribution to feminist debates and Muslim women’s writing and an incredible resource for students and researchers working in the field of global/transnational feminism.”
The Daily Star

Dividing Paradise:
Rural Inequality and the Diminishing American Dream

by Jennifer Sherman

Dividing Paradise offers a fresh, forward-looking perspective on rural America that does not shy away from its complex, modern problems.”
Matthew Desmond, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City