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.
Whiteness: you need to do more not to reproduce whiteness than not to intend to reproduce whiteness.
— feministkilljoy (@SaraNAhmed) October 27, 2016
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.
Violent Chavista collective on the rampage in Venezuela pic.twitter.com/bn2SwoDIQj
— George Ciccariello (@ciccmaher) October 28, 2016
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.
— karla fc holloway (@ProfHolloway) October 17, 2016
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.
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.
— Project Euclid (@projecteuclid) June 23, 2016
— Enviro Humanities (@EnvHumanities) October 7, 2016
— HealthPolicyJournal (@JHPPL) August 23, 2016
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.
— HAHR21 (@HAHR21) November 1, 2016
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!
— Thos. & Jane Carlyle (@carlyleletters) September 23, 2016
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!