#FollowFriday: Authors and Editors on Social Media


Many of our authors and editors are on various social media platforms, but a few of them have especially large followings and vibrant feeds. On this final Friday of University Press Week, we encourage you to give them a follow.

With over 20,000 followers, Sara Ahmed is our most popular author on Twitter. Follow her feed and her blog, Feminist Killjoys to read her thoughts on racism, feminism, and diversity, particularly in academia. Her new book Living a Feminist Life will be out in February 2017.

If you don’t mind profanity and a few poop emojis, follow George Ciccariello-Maher, author of We Created Chávez, for smart commentary on Venezuela, politics, police violence, and socialism.  He has more than 8000 followers on Twitter. George is not afraid to engage with his haters and things get pretty hot on his feed. His next book, Decolonizing Dialectics, comes out in February.

Another great author to follow on Twitter is Karla FC Holloway, author of Passed On, Private Bodies, Public Texts, and Legal Fictions. Karla often tweets about race and bioethics to her nearly 10,000 followers.

On Instagram, self-described queer Black troublemaker and Black feminist love evangelist Alexis Pauline Gumbs (@alexispauline) has been posting great photos surrounding the release of her new poetry book Spill: Scenes of Black Feminist Fugitivity.

Last night at the Durham launch of SPILL!

A post shared by Alexis Pauline Gumbs (@alexispauline) on

We also love keeping up with Trevor Schoonmaker (@toschoon), curator at the Nasher Museum of Art and an editor of the exhibition catalog Southern Accent. His Instagram feed is full of fascinating artwork.

On Facebook, consider following journalist and critic Greg Tate, author of Flyboy 2. He writes about music and black culture for his nearly 5000 followers.

Another author active on Facebook is Tim Lawrence, whose new book is Life and Death on the New York Dance Floor, 1980-1983. Tim shares his thoughts on music, politics and history as well as details about his active events schedule.

Many of our journals are on social media as well.
Follow Project Euclid (@projecteuclid), a non-profit community-driven partnership of libraries, publishers, and scholars in theoretical and applied mathematics and statistics, for news about Project Euclid mathematics, probability, and statistics journals, as well as updates about the community in general.
Environmental Humanities (@EnvHumanities), is a peer-reviewed, international, open-access journal. The journal publishes outstanding interdisciplinary scholarship that draws humanities disciplines into conversation with each other, and with the natural and social sciences, around significant environmental issues. Follow this account for information about the journal and environmental humanities as a whole.
The Twitter feed for the Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law (@JHPPL) focuses on the initiation, formulation, and implementation of health policy and analyzes the relations between government and health—past, present, and future. They regularly share information on health policy from leading change makers.

Founded in 1918, Hispanic American Historical Review (@HAHR21) pioneered the study of Latin American history and culture in the United States and remains the most widely respected journal in the field. Follow them on Twitter for great resources for Latin American history.

A resource for Victorianists, the Carlyle Letters Online (@carlyleletters) features letters written by Scottish historian Thomas Carlyle and Jane Welsh Carlyle. All letters are open access, so make sure you check them out!

Of course you can follow us on all these platforms, too. Please join us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and on our new Instagram account. And share your love of university presses with the hashtag #ReadUP!

The University Press Week blog tour concludes today. Check out The University of California Press for a #FollowFriday post with links to UP colleagues – blogs, social channels – showing how they foster community through their publishing and dynamic outreach efforts. Seminary Co-op Bookstores features a #FF post with links to all UP authors that spoke at the Seminary Co-op in November. The University of Nebraska Press lists and congratulates recent literary contest winners. The University of Minnesota Press is also on the tour. The University of North Carolina Press shares a #FollowFriday post connecting readers to many of their publishing partners. Thanks for a great week of thoughtful blog posts, everyone!

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