Author: Jes Malitoris

New Titles in Native and Indigenous Studies

This year we look forward to celebrating new books and journal issues in Native and Indigenous studies virtually. Through June 31, 2021, save 40% on all books and journal issues when you use coupon code NAISA21 at checkout.

For highlights of our newest titles in Native and Indigenous studies, check out our conference landing page. And browse all books and journals in Native and Indigenous studies here.

Attendees of the 2021 Native American and Indigenous Studies Association Conference can join Keith L. Camacho for Reppin’: Pacific Islander Youth and Native Justice, on June 15, 1pm EST, and Candace Fujikane for Kūkulu Ke Ea o Mauna Kea: Practices of Kilo (Observation and Forecasting) Against Climate Change, starting June 17 on-demand.

If you were hoping to connect with Courtney Berger or one of our other editors about your book project at the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association Conference, please reach out to them by email. See our editors’ specialties and contact information here and our online submissions guidelines and submission portal here.

New Titles in Caribbean Studies

This Caribbean Heritage Month, we look forward to celebrating new books and journal issues in Caribbean studies virtually. Through June 15, 2021, save 40% on all books and journal issues when you use coupon code CRBNSA21 at checkout.

For highlights of our newest titles in Caribbean studies, check out our conference landing page. And browse all books and journals in Caribbean studies here.

Join DUP authors for these panels at the 2021 Caribbean Studies Association Conference:

Mimi Sheller, “Building a Caribbean Anthropocene Collaborative Commons,” June 2, 11:00am

Yanique Hume, “Imagining Spirit & Nation,” June 3, 10:30am

You can also celebrate the work of CLR James, Walter Rodney, and Sylvia Wynter in “Ideas of Impact: Rodney, James and Wynter,” June 2, at 9:30am.

If you were hoping to connect with one of our editors about your book project at the Caribbean Studies Association Conference, please reach out to them by email. See our editors’ specialties and contact information here and our online submissions guidelines and submission portal here.

New Titles in Latin American Studies

We wish we could be meeting authors and readers in-person at the Latin American Studies Association Annual Conference. We know that many of you look forward to stocking up on new titles at special discounts at our conferences, so we are pleased to offer a 40% discount on all in-stock books and journal issues with coupon code LASA21 until June 30, 2021.

Check out the latest Latin American studies titles in our virtual catalog, below. Visit our official booth in the LASA exhibit hall to see interviews with authors and editors. And explore all of our books and journals in Latin American studies here.

Registered attendees can attend Anne-Emanuelle Birn’s book presentation on Peripheral Nerve: Health and Medicine in Cold War Latin America on Wednesday, May 26 at 3:00pm EST.

Birn and Lopez, Peripheral Nerve: Health and Medicine in Cold War Latin America

And you can join many other DUP authors for their panels, including: Isabella I. Cosse, Kregg Hetherington, Michael Bustamante, Thea N. Riofrancos, Leisy J. Abrego, Thomas M. Grisaffi, Macarena Gomez-Barris, Eric Zolov, Arturo Escobar, and A. Ricardo López-Pedreros.

If you were hoping to connect with Gisela Fosado or one of our other editors about your book project at LASA, please reach out to them by email. See our editors’ specialties and contact information here and our online submissions guidelines here.

New Titles in American History

We wish we could be meeting authors and readers in-person at the Organization for American Historians Annual Conference. We know that many of you look forward to stocking up on new titles at special discounts at our conferences, so we are pleased to offer a 40% discount on all in-stock books and journal issues with coupon code OAH21 until May 31, 2021.

Check out the latest American history titles in our virtual catalog, below. And explore all of our books and journals in American history here.

If you were hoping to connect with Gisela Fosado or one of our other editors about your book project at OAH, please reach out to them by email. See our editors’ specialties and contact information here and our online submissions guidelines here.

New Titles in Geography

Text: Association for American Geographers 2021 Virtual Conference Exhibit. Use code AAG21 for 40% off when you order from dukeupress.edu. Background: Assorted covers, arranged in columns.

We wish we could be meeting authors and readers in-person at the Association for American Geographers Annual Conference. We know that many of you look forward to stocking up on new titles at special discounts at our conferences, so we are pleased to offer a 40% discount on all in-stock books and journal issues with coupon code AAG21 until May 31, 2021.

Check out the latest geography titles in our virtual catalog, below. And explore all of our books and journals in geography at dukeupress.edu. Since we cannot take photos of authors with their new books in our booth, this year, we instead offer an album of book selfies they have taken from home.

Executive Editor Courtney Berger has a welcome message for AAG attendees.


Executive Editor Courtney Berger

While I’ve been attending the AAG conference for quite a few years now, it was only in 2019 that the press set up a full book exhibit at the conference. And AAG-ers, you welcomed us with open arms. It was exciting to witness in person the enthusiasm for Duke’s books and the wide-ranging and interdisciplinary interests of the scholars who visited our booth. We haven’t been able to gather in person since then, but we still have plenty of new and important books for you to browse on our website. I’m especially excited about recent books from Katherine McKittrick, Louise Amoore, Rosemary-Claire Collard, Christopher Harker, Hagar Kotef, Candace Fujikane, and Thea Riofrancos. Katherine McKittrick’s book, Dear Science and Other Stories, kicks off the Errantries book series, edited by Simone Browne, Deborah Cowen, and Katherine McKittrick. Keep an eye on this series, which features “radical, interdisciplinary, and theoretically rigorous scholarship that explores geographies of race, anticolonial thought, and rebellious methodologies.” More groundbreaking and rebellious work is coming!

I hope that next year I will be seeing you all in person and showing off our new books in the booth. Until then, please feel free to contact me directly or you can submit a proposal to me through our online submissions portal


Registered AAS attendees can join Tiffany Lethobo King for an author-meets-critic panel about The Black Shoals, Saturday, April 10, 12:35-1:50PM EST/9:35-10:50 AM PDT.

This year Katherine McKittrick will deliver the 2021 Antipode AAG Lecture, “Dear April: The Aesthetics of Black Miscellanea,” Thursday, April 8, 6:05-7:20PM EST/3:05-4:20PM PDT.

If you were hoping to connect with Courtney Berger or one of our other editors about your book project at AAG, please reach out to them by email. See our editors’ specialties and contact information here and our online submissions guidelines here.

New Titles in Asian American Studies

Text: Association for Asian American Studies 2021 Virtual Conference Exhibit. Use code AAAS21 for 40% off when you order from dukeupress.edu. Background: Assorted book and journal covers arranged in columns.

We wish we could be meeting authors and readers in-person at the Association for Asian American Studies Annual Conference. We know that many of you look forward to stocking up on new titles at special discounts at our conferences, so we are pleased to offer a 40% discount on all in-stock books and journal issues with coupon code AAAS21 until May 31, 2021.

Explore all of our books and journals in Asian American studies at dukeupress.edu. And don’t forget to check out our official booth in the AAAS exhibit hall. Since we cannot take photos of authors with their new books in our booth, this year, we instead offer an album of book selfies they have taken from home.

In response to recent acts of violence against Asian Americans stemming from a long history of anti-Asian sentiment in the United States, we are offering a syllabus to contextualize the experiences of Asian and Pacific Americans. The articles, issues, and books in our Asian/Pacific American Cultures and Histories Syllabus discuss not only complex histories and contemporary experiences of racism and imperialism, but also community formation, solidarity between marginalized groups, and worldmaking possibilities. All journal articles and issues listed are free to read until August 31, 2021, and the introduction to each book is free. Start reading here.

Executive Editor Courtney Berger has a welcome message for AAAS attendees.


Executive Editor Courtney Berger

Greetings, AAAS-ers. The past few weeks have been tough, in the wake of the Atlanta murders and ongoing violence against Asian and Asian American people in the U.S. I’ve been especially grateful to hear the voices of so many AAAS members speaking out against anti-Asian violence and drawing attention to the colonial, racial, and sexual histories that have informed this moment. I stand in solidarity with the Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander communities and with efforts to dismantle racial oppression in all its forms. 

I am also looking forward to gathering with you this week to celebrate our amazing (and award-winning) new books and to find out what exciting new projects people have in the works. A special congratulations to this year’s AAAS book award winners and honorable mentions, including Jian Neo Chen, Kandice Chuh, Keith Camacho, Maile Arvin, David Eng, and Shinhee Han. I will be attending the Exhibitor Meet & Greet event tonight and will be at panels throughout the conference. Please feel free to contact me if you have a project you would like to discuss, or you can send me a proposal through our online submission portal

Registered AAAS attendees can join Courtney Berger and Ken Wissoker for a casual Meet & Greet as part of the Pre-Conference events tonight, Wednesday, April 7, 6:00pm-7:00pm EST. For more details and information on how to attend, check your your pre-conference update email.

On Friday, April 9, at 1pm EST, join Vernadette Vicuña Gonzalez for an author-meets-critics session about Empire′s Mistress, Starring Isabel Rosario Cooper.

On Saturday, April 10 at 6:15PM EST, join Renisa Mawani for a conversation (also featuring Nitasha Sharma) about Across Oceans of Law: The Komagata Maru and Jurisdiction in the Time of Empire.

If you were hoping to connect with Courtney Berger, Ken Wissoker, or one of our other editors about your book project at AAAS, please reach out to them by email. See our editors’ specialties and contact information here and our online submissions guidelines here.

New Titles in Asian Studies

We wish we could be meeting authors and readers in-person at the AAS Annual Conference. We know that many of you look forward to stocking up on new titles at special discounts at our conferences, so we are pleased to offer a 40% discount on all in-stock books and journal issues with coupon code AAS21 until April 30, 2021. You can also find us in the official AAS Exhibit Hall.

Check out the latest Asian studies titles in our virtual catalog, below. And explore all of our books and journals in Asian studies at dukeupress.edu. We’re also pleased to welcome the open-access Sungkyun Journal of East Asian Studies to our publishing program later this spring.

Registered AAS attendees can join DUP authors for these panels:


If you were hoping to connect with one of our editors about your book project at AAS, please reach out to them by email. See our editors’ specialties and contact information here and our online submissions guidelines here.

New Titles in Cinema and Media Studies

We wish we could be meeting authors and readers in-person at the SCMS Annual Conference. We know that many of you look forward to stocking up on new titles at special discounts at our conferences, so we are pleased to offer a 40% discount on all in-stock books and journal issues with coupon code SCMS21 until April 30, 2021. You can also explore all of our books and journals in media studies on dukeupress.edu. Since we cannot take photos of authors with their new books in our booth, this year, we instead offer an album of book selfies they have taken from home.

Don’t forget to check out our booth in the Virtual SCMS Exhibit Hall, where you can find author interviews and make an appointment to meet with Executive Editor Courtney Berger in one of these time slots:

Wednesday 1:00 pm-3:00 pm ET/12:00 pm -2:00 pm CT
Thursday 3/18, 10:00 am-12:00 pm ET/ 9:00 am-11:00 am CT
Friday 3/19, 10:00 am-12:00 pm ET/9:00 am-11:00 am CT

Join DUP author Paula J. Massood for the virtual SCMS kick-off! Wednesday, March 17 at 10:45am EST. You can also check out an interview with the editors of liquid blackness: journal of aesthetics and black studies, an open-access journal whose first issue with Duke University Press will publish this spring. And, below, read Courtney Berger’s welcome to SCMS attendees.


Executive Editor Courtney Berger

Greetings, SCMSers. I am looking forward to this year’s virtual conference and to the opportunity to connect with folks. Like many of you, at this time last year, I had canceled my trip to Denver (as well as plans for several other spring conferences), and I was adjusting to pandemic life. I had no idea that a year later that I’d still be at home, that virtual conferences would be standard fare, and that the loss and grief associated with this pandemic would stretch into a second year. But here we are, and I am grateful that we have this forum for sharing ideas and scholarship and for the friendship and camaraderie of the SCMS community.

As always, we have a stellar line up of new books in film and media studies for you to check out–including several new books in the Elements and Sign, Storage, Transmission series. I will be attending panels to get a glimpse at what folks are working on right now, and I’m especially excited for the strong line up of panels on environmental media, media technologies, queer and trans* media, and on race and media. Also, I have a new book series in the works with Jen Malkowski and TreaAndrea Russworm called Power Play: Games, Politics, Culture, and so I will be taking a deeper dive into the world of games and gaming studies.

If you would like to connect in person to discuss a book project, I will be holding virtual office hours through our online exhibit on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday (3/17- 3/19). Please go to our exhibit page to sign up for a time. You can also submit a proposal through our online portal or send me an email.


If you were hoping to connect with another of our editors about your book project at SCMS, please reach out to them by email. See our editors’ specialties and contact information here and our online submissions guidelines here.

New Titles in Art and Art History

Text: College Art Association, 2021 Virtual Conference Exhibit. Use code CAA21 for 40% off when you order from dukeupress.edu. Background: Assorted covers.

We wish we could be meeting authors and readers in-person at the CAA Annual Conference. We know that many of you look forward to stocking up on new titles at special discounts at our conferences, so we are pleased to offer a 40% discount on all in-stock books and journal issues with coupon code CAA21 until March 31, 2021. Don’t forget to check out our booth in the Virtual CAA exhibit hall, which includes interviews with authors Delinda Collier, Bakirathi Mani, Anna Watkins Fisher, and Ricardo Montez. Since we cannot take photos of authors with their new books in our booth, this year, we instead offer an album of book selfies they have taken from home.

View our art and art history catalog below for a complete list of all our newest titles in the field and across disciplines. You can also explore all of our books and journals in art and visual culture on dukeupress.edu.

Join Duke University Press authors for panels at CAA:

If you were hoping to connect with Ken Wissoker, Elizabeth Ault, or another of our editors about your book project at MLA, please reach out to them by email. See our editors’ specialties and contact information here and our online submissions guidelines here.

And flip to page 20 of our art catalog to check out new special issues and our stunning journals, including Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art and Archives of Asian Art. Issues are eligible for our 40% discount, and don’t forget to subscribe to the journals you love!

We’re also thrilled to welcome open-access journal liquid blackness: journal of aesthetics and black studies, edited by Alessandra Raengo and Lauren McLeod Cramer, to our publishing program starting this spring. Learn more about liquid blackness.

New Titles in History

We wish we could be meeting authors and readers in-person at the AHA annual convention. We know that many of you look forward to stocking up on new titles at special discounts at our conferences, so we are pleased to offer a 30% discount on all in-stock books and journal issues with coupon code AHA21 until February 15, 2021. View our History catalog below for a complete list of all our newest titles in the field and across disciplines. You can also explore all of our books and journals in history on dukeupress.edu. And don’t forget to check out our booth in the Virtual AHA exhibit hall, which includes interviews with authors Cait McKinney and Vanessa Freije.

Editorial Director Gisela Fosado

Editorial Director Gisela Fosado has a message for fellow Virtual AHA attendees, and recommendations for the latest titles.

Happy New Year, Wonderful AHA Historians!

I hope the winter holiday break was a restful one and that everyone is staying safe.  In lieu of being able to share my new favorite history books in person at the AHA, I wanted to recommend a few books briefly here. 

First off, I hope everyone will check out two new Southern history books, one that is hot off the press, Brandi Brimmer’s Claiming Union Widowhood: Race, Respectability, and Poverty in the Post-Emancipation South and a second, Theodore Segal’s Point of Reckoning: The Fight for Racial Justice at Duke University, which will be released next week. Brimmer’s book tells the story of how poor black women during and after the Civil War asserted their rights as citizens individually and collectively to make claims on the State and to define themselves and their community with the dignity and respect they knew they deserved. Segal’s book chronicles the struggles faced by the first Black undergraduates to enroll at Duke in 1963 and narrates the challenges they faced and the movements they led for change in the years that followed.

Continuing on the theme of social movements for change, I hope you’ll take a look at Elizabeth Sine’s and Joanne Rappaport’s new books. Elizabeth Sine’s Rebel Imaginaries: Labor, Culture, and Politics in Depression-Era California, weaves together the stories of the multiracial workers who formed the basis of California’s economy and who gave rise to an oppositional culture that challenged the modes of racialism, nationalism, and rationalism in the decades following the Great Depression. Joanne Rappaport’s Cowards Don′t Make History: Orlando Fals Borda and the Origins of Participatory Action Research examines a group of Colombian intellectuals, led by the pioneering sociologist Orlando Fals Borda, who collaborated with indigenous and rural organizations to in the early 1970s to create Participatory Action Research, a form of research aimed to be used as a political organizing tool.  

Another great book for Latin Americanists (as well as historians of the Cold War) is Eric Zolov’s new book, The Last Good Neighbor: Mexico in the Global Sixties. Revising previous accounts of this period, Zolov offers a new take on Mexican domestic politics and international relations during the long 1960s, tracing how Mexico emerged from the shadow of FDR’s Good Neighbor policy to become a geopolitical player in its own right during the Cold War. Not only does The Last Good Neighbor unearth much new archival material in international diplomacy, left politics, and the workings of the PRI regime, but its transnational approach to understanding the evolving left in Mexico is important and innovative.

I’ll close my recommendations with a book for animal enthusiasts and highlight Animalia: An Anti-Imperial Bestiary for Our Times, edited by Antoinette Burton and Renisa Mawani. Featuring twenty-six animals (including yaks, tigers, vultures, whales, mosquitos and platypuses, the book shows how animals have played central roles in the history of British imperial control. Unconventional and innovative, Animalia shows how the politics of empire—in its racial, gendered, and sexualized forms—played out in multispecies relations across the British Empire.

Looking forward to seeing you all at next year’s AHA!

If you were hoping to connect with Gisela Fosado, Joshua Gutterman Tranen, or another of our editors about your book project at MLA, please reach out to them by email. See our editors’ specialties and contact information here and our online submissions guidelines here.

And as you’re placing your discounted order, don’t forget to include some of our great new journal issues, like “Fascism and Anti-fascism since 1945” and “Policing, Justice and the Radical Imagination” from Radical History Review or “1968 Decentered” from the South Atlantic Quarterly. Check out the full list of journals in our history catalog.