Join us in Celebrating Women’s History Month 2024

Join us in Celebrating Women’s History Month 2024

By SUNY Press Date: March 21, 2024 Tags: SUNY Press Team, Women's Studies

It’s March and Women’s History Month, which we are proud to celebrate here at SUNY Press. This month affords us the opportunity to highlight and appreciate the remarkable contributions of women in shaping our world and enriching research and literature.  Our diverse titles across many series and disciplines are a testament to these incredible women—authors, scholars, characters, and subjects alike—who have broken barriers and inspired change.  We invite you to join us in honoring their legacy and impact in shaping our collective histories. 

We invite you to peruse our many titles by women, about women today and in the past, and for women, that cross over into many different series, ranging from our Black Women’s Wellness series to our Series in Feminist Criticism and Theory, to Contemporary Italian Philosophy, to our New York regional list.  

To get you started, here are a few featured titles and authors that we’ve been thinking about lately.  

The Chosen We draws on and centers oral histories with Black women college graduates to demonstrate the role of community in fostering their success in and beyond education. Rachelle Winkle-Wagner is Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. She is the coauthor (with Angela M. Locks) of Diversity and Inclusion on Campus: Supporting Students of Color in College, and the author of The Unchosen We: Black Women and Identity in Higher Education, among other books. 

Casseroles, Can Openers, and Jell-O was recently nominated as a Finalist in the Popular Culture category, Foreword 2023 INDIES Book of the Year, this is an ‘all-you-can-eat” tour of American life in the postwar period, told through the foods we loved, most of which were prepared by women. Elizabeth Aldrich is Curator Emeritus of Dance at the Library of Congress. She is the author of From Ballroom to Hell: Grace and Folly in Nineteenth-Century Dance. 

Ladies’ Day at the Capitol is the first history of New York’s women legislators, told within the larger story of New York State politics. Lauren Kozakiewicz is Lecturer in History at the University of Albany, State University of New York. 

This Bridge Called My Back, Fortieth Anniversary Edition is our consistently best-selling anthology which centers on the experiences and intersectionality of women of color. Cherríe Moraga is a poet, playwright, cultural activist, and educator. Her many books include Native Country of the Heart: A Memoir; A Xicana Codex of Changing Consciousness: Writings, 2000–2010; and Loving in the War Years: Lo Que Nunca Pasó por Sus Labios. Gloria Anzaldúa (1942–2004) was a poet, metaphysical philosopher, and scholar of Chicana cultural theory, feminist theory, and queer theory. Her books include Borderlands/La Frontera: The New Mestiza and The Gloria Anzaldúa Reader, a posthumously published collection of her work. 

Happy Reading, friends!