UC Press is proud to publish award-winning authors and books across many disciplines. Below are several of our July 2023 award winners. Please join us in celebrating these scholars by sharing the news!

Jarrod Hore

2023 Marilyn Lake Orize for Australian Transnational History, Winner
Australian Historical Association

Jarrod Hore is an environmental historian and Co-Director of the New Earth Histories Research Program at University of New South Wales, Sydney.

Visions of Nature: How Landscape Photography Shaped Settler Colonialism

Visions of Nature revives the work of late nineteenth-century landscape photographers who shaped the environmental attitudes of settlers in the colonies of the Tasman World and in California. Despite having little association with one another, these photographers developed remarkably similar visions of nature. They rode a wave of interest in wilderness imagery and made pictures that were hung in settler drawing rooms, perused in albums, projected in theaters, and re-created on vacations. In both the American West and the Tasman World, landscape photography fed into settler belonging and produced new ways of thinking about territory and history. During this key period of settler revolution, a generation of photographers came to associate “nature” with remoteness, antiquity, and emptiness, a perspective that disguised the realities of Indigenous presence and reinforced colonial fantasies of environmental abundance. This book lifts the work of these photographers out of their provincial contexts and repositions it within a new comparative frame.

Adria L. Imada

2023 Barbara Penny Kanner Award, Winner
2023 Frances Richardson Keller-Sierra Prize, Winner
Western Association of Women Historians

Adria L. Imada is Professor of History at University of California, Irvine, and author of the award-winning Aloha America: Hula Circuits through the U.S. Empire.

An Archive of Skin, An Archive of Kin: Disability and Life-Making during Medical Incarceration

What was the longest and harshest medical quarantine in modern history, and how did people survive it? In Hawaiʻi beginning in 1866, men, women, and children suspected of having leprosy were removed from their families. Most were sentenced over the next century to lifelong exile at an isolated settlement. Thousands of photographs taken of their skin provided forceful, if conflicting, evidence of disease and disability for colonial health agents. And yet among these exiled people, a competing knowledge system of kinship and collectivity emerged during their incarceration. This book shows how they pieced together their own intimate archives of care and companionship through unanticipated adaptations of photography.

Dan Immergluck

2023 Pattis Family Foundation Global Cities Book Award, Longlist
Chicago Council on Global Affairs

Dan Immergluck is Professor of Urban Studies at Georgia State University. He has written extensively on housing markets, race, segregation, gentrification, and urban policy.

Red Hot City: Housing, Race, and Exclusion in Twenty-First-Century Atlanta

Dan Immergluck documents the trends that are inverting Atlanta’s late-twentieth-century “poor-in-the-core” urban model. New emphasis on capital-driven growth has excluded low-income people and families of color from the city’s center, pushing them to distant suburbs far from mass transit, large public hospitals, and other essential services. Revealing critical lessons for leaders, activists, and residents in cities around the world, Immergluck considers how planners and policymakers can reverse recent trends to create more socially equitable cities.

Treva B. Lindsey

24th Susanne M. Glasscock Book Prize, Shortlist
Melbern G. Glasscock Center for Humanities Research at Texas A & M University

Treva B. Lindsey is Professor in the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Department at Ohio State University and founder of the Transformative Black Feminism(s) Initiative in Columbus, Ohio.

America, Goddam: Violence, Black Women, and the Struggle for Justice

Through personal accounts and hard-hitting analysis, Black feminist historian Treva B. Lindsey starkly assesses the forms and legacies of violence against Black women and girls, as well as their demands for justice for themselves and their communities. Combining history, theory, and memoir, America, Goddam renders visible the gender dynamics of anti-Black violence. Black women and girls occupy a unique status of vulnerability to harm and death, while the circumstances and traumas of this violence go underreported and understudied. 

Musab Younis

2023 Sussex International Theory Prize, Winner
Centre for Advanced International Theory (CAIT)

Musab Younis is Senior Lecturer in the School of Politics and International Relations at Queen Mary University of London.

On the Scale of the World: The Formation of Black Anticolonial Thought

On the Scale of the World examines the reverberations of anticolonial ideas that spread across the Atlantic between the two world wars. From the 1920s to the 1940s, Black intellectuals in Europe, Africa, and the Caribbean established theories of colonialism and racism as structures that must be understood, and resisted, on a global scale. In this richly textured book, Musab Younis gathers the work of writers and poets, journalists and editors, historians and political theorists whose insights speak urgently to contemporary movements for liberation.