Events

Author Events in June

Summer is coming and our authors have some hot events coming up in June. Hope you can make it to some of them.

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June 1: Sami Schalk will read from her new book Bodyminds Reimagined at Big Idea Bookstore.
7:30pm, 4812 Liberty Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15224

June 1: Gay Priori author Libby Adler will read and sign copies of her book at Porter Square Books.
6:30pm, 25 White St., Cambridge, MA 02140

June 2: Landscapes of Power author Dana Powell will participate in a panel on “Land and Power” at the Western People’s Convention.
6:00pm, Dilkon Southwest Fairgrounds, 35°23’04.1″N 110°18’28.7″W, Dilkon, AZ 86047

June 2: See David Grubbs perform and read from his new book Now that the audience is assembled at the KMAC Museum.
3:30pm, 715 W Main St., Louisville, KY 40202Gay Priori

June 6: The Museum of Russian Art will host a talk and an exhibition of William Brumfield’s work from his book Architecture at the End of the Earth. The exhibition runs through June 10.
6:00pm, 5500 Stevens Ave S., Minneapolis, MN 55419

June 14: Catch From Washington to Moscow author Louis Sell discuss his book at the Louisville Free Public Library.
7:00pm, 301 York St, Louisville, Kentucky 40203

June 14: The Graham Foundation will host an in-conversation with In the Wake author Christina Sharpe and Torkwase Dyson.
6:00pm, 4 West Burton Place, Chicago, IL 60610

June 14: Yvonne Welbon will discuss and sign her book Sisters in the Life  at the opening night of the Black Lesbian Archives Exhibit at Affinity.
6:00pm, Affinity Community Services, 2850 S. Wabash, suite #108, Chicago, IL

June 20: See Susan Murray discuss and sign copies of her latest book Bright Signals at 92nd Street Y.
12:00pm, (between 91st & 92nd street) 1395 Lexington Ave., New York, NY 10128

June 21: Life and Death on the New York Dance Floor author Tim Lawrence will give a keynote the University of Sussex’s Disco! An Interdisciplinary Conference
9:30am, Gardner Centre Road, Brighton, East Sussex BN1 9RA

LASA2018: Find Our Titles in Barcelona

The XXXVI International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association meets later this week in Barcelona. We’re pleased to announce that our books and journals will be available for purchase in the book exhibit at the Combined Academic Publishers booth, #I02. Editor Gisela Fosado will also be attending the conference.

Sins against NatureWe have some terrific new titles in Latin American studies that you can pick up at the conference. Historians will want to check out The FBI in Latin America: The Ecuador Files by Marc Becker. There will be a panel on his book on Saturday, May 26. A City on a Lake by Matthew Vitz tracks the environmental and political history of Mexico City and explains its transformation from a forested, water-rich environment into a smog-infested megacity. Another great history title to pick up is Sins against Nature by Zeb Tortorici, which explores the prosecution of sex acts in colonial New Spain.

If theory is your style, pick up a copy of The Extractive Zone Designs for the Pluriverseby Macarena Gómez-Barris, which traces the political, aesthetic, and performative practices that emerge in opposition to the ruinous effects of extractive capital. Gómez-Barris will be on a panel at LASA called “Extractive Wars” on Friday, May 25.  You should also take a look at Designs for the Pluriverse by Arturo Escobar, which presents a new vision of design theory and practice aimed at channeling design’s world-making capacity toward ways of being and doing that are deeply attuned to justice and the Earth. Escobar appears on a panel about the possibility of cooperation between Latin America and Europe on Wednesday, May 23.

Reclaiming the DiscardedIf your interests lie in anthropology, be sure to check out Reclaiming the Discarded by Kathleen M. Millar, an evocative ethnography of Jardim Gramacho, a sprawling garbage dump on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro.

If you’re not able to attend the conference, or if you prefer to order your books rather than carry them in your luggage, we are offering a 30% conference discount. For delivery in North or South America, order from us at dukeupress.edu and use coupon code LASA18 when checking out. For delivery in the UK, Europe, Asia, Africa, or Australia, order from Combined Academic Publishers (CAP) at combinedacademic.co.uk and use coupon code CSF18LASA .

978-0-8223-7109-0The conference discount is good for thirty days, so you’ll be able to order a couple of great titles that we won’t have available in time for LASA as well. Check our website or CAP’s in June to order On Decoloniality: Concepts, Analytics, Praxis by Walter Mignolo and Catherine E. Walsh. It launches their new series of the same name. And also coming in June is the next volume in our popular Latin America Readers series: The Bolivia Reader. Get it for upcoming travel or consider requesting an exam copy and teaching it in your classes next year.

If you’re headed to Barcelona, we wish you a fun and productive meeting. Do stop by the CAP booth and check out our titles. If you aren’t able to attend LASA, we hope you’ll still take advantage of our 30% discount.

Author events in May

978-0-8223-7117-5As the semester winds down, we hope you’ll have more time to attend one of our author events. You have multiple chances around the US to see Melanie Morrison discuss her book Murder on Shades Mountain this month, and UK audiences can catch Sara Ahmed several times in May.

May 1: Jane Lazarre will discuss her recent book The Communist and the Communist′s Daughter at the NYU Tamiment Library.
4:30pm, 70 Washington Square South, 10th Floor, New York, NY 10012

May 1: Living a Feminist Life author Sara Ahmed will participate in a panel discussion at University of Cambridge.
4:00pm, Mill Lane Lecture Theatres, 8 Mill Lane, CB2 1RW. Cambridge, UK

Abject PerformancesMay 3: Brown University‘s Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America will host a book launch for Leticia Alvarado’s Abject Performances.
2:00 pm, Nicholson House, 96 Waterman Street, Providence, RI 02912

May 3: Rwandan Women Rising author Swanee Hunt will speak at Harvard University’s Spring Women’s Leadership Meeting.
12:30 pm, 5th Floor, Taubman Building, Harvard Kennedy School, 79 John F. Kennedy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

May 3: The Durham County Library and the Hayti Heritage Center will host a reading by Melanie Morrison of her new book Murder on Shades Mountain
7:00 pm, Great Hall, 804 Old Fayetteville St., Durham, NC 27701

May 8: Scuppernong Books will host a reading and book signing for Melanie Morrison’s new book Murder on Shades Mountain.
7:00 pm, 304 South Elm St., Greensboro, NC 27401

May 8: Chinese Surplus author Ari Larissa Heinrich will have a book launch at UC San Diego’s Cross Cultural Center.
3:00 pm, 9500 Gilman Dr, La Jolla, CA 92093

Living a Feminist LifeMay 9: See Living a Feminist Life author Sara Ahmed lecture at University of Hull.
5:00 pm, Cottingham Rd, Hull HU6 7RX, UK

May 10: Get your copy of Alexis Pauline Gumbs’s M Archive at the Philadelphia Contemporary’s Stellar Mass.
6:30 pm, Iron Gate Theater, 3700 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104

May 10: The University of Sheffield will also host a public lecture with Living a Feminist Life author Sara Ahmed.
5:30 pm, Lecture Theatre 1, The Diamond, 32 Leavygreave Road, Sheffield, S3 7R, UK

May 11: Don’t miss Sara Ahmed give a lecture at the University of Leeds.
5:00 pm, Conference Auditorium 1, Willow Terrace Road, Leeds, LS2 9DA, UK

May 14: Catch Murder on Shades Mountain author Melanie Morrison in DC when she has a reading at Busboys and Poets.
7:00 pm, Langston Room, 2021 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20009

May 16: Living a Feminist Life author Sara Ahmed will give the qUCL Annual Lecture at the University College London.
6:00 pm, Darwin Lecture Theatre, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6XA, UK

May 16: The Willard Library will co-sponsor a book talk with Melanie Morrison at First Congregational Church.
6:30 pm, 145 Capitol Avenue, Battle Creek, MI

May 17: McNally Jackson bookstore in New York City hosts David Grubbs, author of Now that the audience is assembled.
7:00 pm, 52 Prince Street, New YorkNY 10012

May 19: Lauren Pond will present her photography book Test of Faith at The Seminary Co-op Bookstore.
3:00 pm, 5751 S Woodlawn Ave.,Chicago, IL 60637

May 23: Jessica Johnson will discuss her book Biblical Porn at Elliott Bay Book Company.
7:00 pm, 1521 Tenth Ave., Seattle, WA 98122

May 31: Books Inc. will host a book reading with Murder on Shades Mountain author Melanie Morrison.
7:00 pm, 1491 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley, CA 94709

Author Events in April

April is a busy month for our authors. They’ll be speaking about their books around the US and we hope you can catch them at one of these great events.978-0-8223-7070-3

April 4: See The Rest of It author Martin Duberman reading from his new book at Book Culture.
7:00pm, 536 W 112th St., New YorkNY 10025

April 5: Brilliant Imperfection author Eli Clare will give a keynote at the White Privilege Conference.
8:00pm, Amway Grand Plaza Hotel, 187 Monroe Avenue NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

April 5: Melanie S. Morrison will also be at the White Privilege Conference. She’ll be signing copies of her new book Murder on Shades Mountain at a Meet the Speakers panel and reception.
7:00pm, Amway Grand Plaza Hotel, 187 Monroe Avenue NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

April 9: Vanderbilt University will host a lecture and book signing for Murder on Shades Mountain author Melanie S. Morrison.
4:30pm, Buttrick Hall, Room 102, 390 24th Avenue S., Nashville, TN 37212

April 12: The CUNY Graduate Center will host a talk with Lauren Berlant and Kathleen Stewart on their collaboration The Hundreds, forthcoming January 2019.
6:30pm, 1218: Segal Theatre, 365 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10016

April 12: Murder on Shades Mountain author Melanie Morrison will read from her book at East Lansing Public Library.
6:00pm, 950 Abbot Rd., East Lansing, MI 48823

April 13: Seminary Co-op Bookstore will host an event with Now that the audience is assembled author David Grubbs.
6:00pm, 5751 S Woodlawn, Chicago, IL 60637

978-0-8223-7147-2April 14: Listen to David Grubbs play guitar and also read from his new book Now that the audience is assembled at Corbett vs. Dempsey.
3:00pm, 1120 N. Ashland Avenue, 3rd Floor, Chicago, IL 60622

April 15: The Poughkeepsie American Association of University Women will host a tea with The Communist and the Communist’s Daughter author Jane Lazarre.
2:30pm, The Links at Union Vale, 153 North Parliman Rd., LaGrangeville, NY 12540

April 15: Catch Melanie S. Morrison talk about her book Murder on Shades Mountain at the Salus Center.
1:30pm, 624 E Michigan Ave., Lansing, MI 48912

April 18: Now that the audience is assembled author David Grubbs will perform and sign copies of his book at Rhizome DC.
9:00pm, 6950 Maple St NW, Washington DC 20012

April 19: The Red Room will host another reading/performance with David Grubbs.
TBD, 425 East 31st Street, Baltimore, MD 21218

April 22: Sunday morning Murder on Shades Mountain author Melanie S. Morrison will talk at First Congregational Church.
11:00am, 1024 Center Street North, Birmingham, AL 35204

April 24: Melanie S. Morrison will talk about her book Murder on Shades Mountain at the Avondale Library as apart of their “Birmingham Bound” Series.
6:00pm, 509 40th Street S., Birmingham, AL 35222

April 26: Catch Grateful Nation author Ellen Moore talk about her book at University of Berkeley’s Social Research Library.
4:00pm, 227 Haviland Path #6000, Berkeley, CA 94720

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April 26: Get your signed copy of Murder on Shades Mountain when Melanie S. Morrison talks at Birmingham-Southern College.
11:00am, Harbert Bldg Auditorium, 900 Arkadelphia Rd., Birmingham, AL 35254

April 26: Rutgers University will host a book launch event for Jasbir Puar’s The Right to Maim.
4:00pm, Ruth Dill Johnson Crockett Bldg, 162 Ryders Lane, New Brunswick, NJ 08901

April 29: Circle of Mercy hosts Melanie S. Morrison, who will give a sermon and sign copies of Murder on Shades Mountain.
5:00pm, 15 Overbrook Pl, Asheville, NC 28805

Melanie S. Morrison’s Spring Tour for Murder on Shades Mountain

978-0-8223-7117-5In Murder on Shades Mountain: The Legal Lynching of Willie Peterson and the Struggle for Justice in Jim Crow Birmingham,  social justice educator and activist Melanie S. Morrison tells the tragic story of the murder and attempted murder of three young women in 1930s Birmingham, Alabama, and the aftermath, which saw a reign of terror unleashed on the town’s black community, the wrongful conviction and death sentencing of Willie Peterson, and a black-led effort to free Peterson.

Publishers Weekly gave Murder on Shades Mountain a Starred Review and Foreword Reviews said readers will be “enthralled” by the gripping story. You can catch Melanie S. Morrison at one of the stops on her national tour, which begins next week.

Meet the Speakers and Book Signing Reception
April 5, 7:00 pm
White Privilege Conference
Amway Grand Plaza Hotel
187 Monroe Avenue NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
https://www.whiteprivilegeconference.com/wpc-19

Public Lecture and Book Signing
April 9, 4:30 pm
Vanderbilt University
Buttrick Hall, Room 102, 390 24th Avenue S., Nashville, TN 37212
https://events.vanderbilt.edu/index.php?eID=121269

Book Talk & Signing
April 12, 6:00 pm
East Lansing Public Library
950 Abbot Road, East Lansing, MI 48823
https://elpl.bibliocommons.com/events/search/local_start=2018-04-01%20TO%20/event/5a849828b2e43d2e00fbc764

Book Talk & Signing
April 15, 1:30 pm
Salus Center, in partnership with Everybody Reads
624 E Michigan Avenue, Lansing, MI 48912
http://www.saluscenter.org/

Presentation and Book Signing
April 24, 6:00 pm
Avondale Library
509 40th Street, Birmingham, AL 35222

Book Talk and Signing
April 26, 11:00 am
Birmingham-Southern College
Harbert Building Auditorium, 900 Arkadelphia Road, Birmingham, AL 35254

Sermon and Book Signing
April 29, 5:00 pm
Circle of Mercy
15 Overbrook Place, Asheville, NC 28805
https://www.circleofmercy.org/

Book Talk & Signing
May 3, 7:00 pm
Hayti Heritage Center
804 Old Fayetteville Street, Durham, NC 27701
https://events.durhamcountylibrary.org/event/618676

Book Talk & Signing
May 8, 7:00 pm
Scuppernong Books
304 South Elm St., Greensboro, NC 27401
http://www.scuppernongbooks.com/event

Book Talk & Signing
May 14, 7:00 pm
Busboys and Poets – 14th and V
2021 14th Street NW, Washington, DC 20009
http://www.busboysandpoets.com/events/event/author-event-murder-on-shades-mountain-the-legal-lynching-of-willie-peterso

Book Talk & Signing
May 16, 6:30 pm
Center for Diversity and Innovation, Battle Creek, Michigan
Location: TBA
http://www.kellogg.edu/community/kcccdi/

Book Talk & Signing
May 31, 7:00 pm
Books Inc
1491 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704
https://www.booksinc.net/event/melanie-s-morrison-books-inc-berkeley

Book Talk & Signing
June 13, 7:00 pm
SpringHouse Ministry Center
610 W 28th Street, Minneapolis, MN
http://www.springhousemn.org/

Catch our Authors at Events in March

You’ve got some great opportunities to catch our authors at events this month. Hope you can attend one!

978-0-8223-6953-0March 1: Black and Blur author Fred Moten will participate in a poetry reading at New York University alongside Ana Božičević.
7:00pm, Lillian Vernon Creative Writers House, 58 W. 10th Street, New York, NY 10011

March 1: See Kyla Schuller give a talk on her book The Biopolitics of Feeling at University of California, Davis.
12:00pm, Hart Hall, 301 Shields Ave, Davis, CA 95616

March 3: Join Tina Campt and Brian Wallis for a conversation about her book Listening to Images at The Walther Collection Project Space.
2:00pm, 526 West 26th St., Suite 718 NYC 10001

March 7: Rwandan Women Rising author Ambassador Swanee Hunt will give the Lowell Lecture at the Harvard Extension School.
7:00pm, Emerson Hall 105, 25 Quincy St., Cambridge, MA 02138

March 7: Tufts University will host a talk with Chinese Surplus author Ari Heinrich.
4:30pm, Fung House, 48 Professors Row, Medford, MA 02155

March 8: Grateful Nation author Ellen Moore will speak at the University of California, Berkeley.
4:00pm, 2538 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA 94720

March 9: Living a Feminist Life author Sara Ahmed will give a lecture at Cambridge University.
5:15pm, McCrum Lecture Theatre, Corpus Christi College, Bene’t’ Street, CB2 1RH, UK

978-0-8223-7084-0March 9: Catch Alexis Pauline Gumbs at Charis Books and get your signed copy of M Archive.
7:30pm, 1189 Euclid Ave NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30307

March 14: Moon Palace Books will give you another chance see Alexis Pauline Gumbs again and hear her reading from M Archive.
6:30pm, 3032 Minnehaha Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55406

March 16: Spend an evening with Vibrator Nation author Lynn Comella at Good For Her.
6:30pm, 175 Harbord Street, Toronto, ON M5S 1H3

March 20: Temple University will host a talk with Lynn Comella on Vibrator Nation.
12:30pm,  Anderson Hall, 1835 N. 12th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19122

March 20: Catch the Penn Book Center discussion of Vibrator Nation with author Lynn Comella.
6:00pm, 130 S. 34th Street, PhiladelphiaPA 19104-6304

March 21: Everyday Conversions author Attiya Ahmad will speak at Duke University’s John Hope Franklin Center.
12:00pm, Conference Hall, Room 240, 2204 Erwin Rd.,Durham, NC 27701

March 21: Martin Duberman discusses his new memoir The Rest of It with Larry Mass at the Bureau of General Services, Queer Division.
7:00pm, 208 West 13th Street, Room 210, New York, NY, 10011

March 24: Eben Kirksey, editor of The Multispecies Salon, joins artist Patricia Piccinini in conversation with Elizabeth Finkel, editor-in-chief of COSMOS magazine as part of the World Science Festival Brisbane.
1:30pm, River Room, Queensland Gallery of Art | Gallery of Modern Art, Stanley Place, Cultural Precinct, South Bank, Brisbane, Queensland 4101, Australia

March 25: Good Vibrations in Brookline will host a reading with Vibrator Nation author Lynn Comella.
1:00pm, 308 Harvard St. A, Brookline, MA 02446

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March 26: Enjoy happy hour hosted by Good Vibrations in Harvard Square with Lynn Comella and get you signed copy of her book Vibrator Nation.
6:30pm, 52 John F. Kennedy St, Cambridge, MA 02138

March 28: See Lynn Comella talk again at the Center for Sexual Health and Pleasure about Vibrator Nation.
7:00pm, 250 Main St #1 Pawtucket, RI 02860

March 29: Babeland and Strand Books will host a conversation with Vibrator Nation author Lynn Comella and Julie Scelfo.
7:00pm, 828 Broadway, New York City, NY 10003

Author events in February

Several of our authors and editors have events and talks in February. Hope you get a chance to see them in person this month.

978-0-8223-2566-6_prFebruary 6: M/E/A/N/I/N/G magazine was a collaboration between Susan Bee and Mira Schor, both painters with interests in writing and politics, and a community of
over 150 artists, art critics, historians, theorists, and poets. We published an anthology of writings from M/E/A/N/I/N/G in 2000. Pratt Institute Library features a display of the original issues along with photos, artwork, books, and ephemera from the 30-year run of the magazine from February through April. Join Mira Schor and Susan Bee for a dialogue at the launch of the exhibition.
6:00 pm, Pratt Institute Library, Brooklyn Campus, 200 Willoughby Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11205

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February 8: TSQ editor Susan Stryker will be speaking at Duke University on “What Transpires Now: Transgender History and the Future we need.”
5:30 pm, East Duke Parlors, 1304 Campus Drive, Durham, NC 27708

February 13: Our own Editorial Director, Ken Wissoker, will help young scholars make the transition From Dissertation to Book at Duke University.
4:00 pm, Franklin Humanities Institute at Duke University
Bays 4 & 5, Smith Warehouse, 114 S Buchanan Blvd, Durham, NC, 27701

Living a Feminist LifeFebruary 13: Sara Ahmed, author of Living a Feminist Life, lectures on “Complaint as Diversity Work” at UCLA.
3:00 pm, Ackerman Grand Ballroom, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA 90095 

February 15: Sara Ahmed continues her California tour at UC Davis, with a lecture on “Complaint: Diversity Work, Feminism, and Institutions “.
4:00 pm, Meeting Room D, Student Community Center, UC Davis, 397 Hutchison Dr., Davis, CA 95616

February 16: UC Berkeley gets a chance to hear Sara Ahmed. She’ll be speaking on “Queer Use” and meeting with graduate students.
4:00 pm, 112 Wurster Hall, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, 94720

February 16: East Side Freedom Library will host a conversation with Alexis Pauline Gumbs, author of Spill, and the forthcoming book M Archive.
7:00 pm, 1105 Greenbrier St, St Paul, MN 55106

February 21: Remnants author Rachel Harding will participate in a lecture series with Sonia Sanchez and Ruby Sales at the Stella Adler Studio.
7:00 pm, Ticketed Event, 31 West 27th Street, Floor 3, New York, NY 10001

978-0-8223-7053-6.jpgFebruary 21: David Grubbs will read from his forthcoming book Now that the audience is assembled at The New School’s Poetry Forum event.
TBD, Room 510, 66 West 12th Street, New York, NY 10011

February 27: The 2017-2018 Sexuality & Geopolitics Seminar Series at UCLA will feature Chinese Surplus author Ari Larissa Heinrich discussing “Chinese Bodies as Biological Surplus.”
5:30 pm, Humanities Building 348, 415 Portola Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90095

February 27: Sara Ahmed speaks on “Uses of Use: Diversity, Utility and the University” at CRASSH, Cambridge University.
7:15 pm, Cambridge University, Cambridge, United Kingdom

American Anthropological Association 2017

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Booth staffers ready to go on the first day

The 2017 American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C., was a great chance for us to meet authors and editors, sell books and journals to excited customers, and celebrate prize-winning books!

Our authors racked up quite a few awards at this year’s conference:

Metabolic Living by Harris Solomon and Tell Me Why My Children Died by Charles Briggs and Clara Mantini-Briggs were co-winners of the New Millennium Book Award from the Society for Medical Anthropology.

Sareeta Amrute’s Encoding Race, Encoding Class won the Diana Forsythe Prize from the Committee for the Anthropology of Science, Technology & Computing. Plastic Bodies by Emilia Sanabria received honorable mention for this prize.

Emilia Sanabria’s Plastic Bodies also won the Michelle Rosaldo First Book Prize from the Association for Feminist Anthropology. Downwardly Global by Lalaie Ameeriar was a finalist for the same prize.

Aimee Meredith Cox’s Shapeshifters won the Delmos Jones & Jagna Sharff Memorial Prize from the Society for the Anthropology of North America.

The Look of a Woman by Eric Plemons won the Ruth Benedict Prize in the Single-Authored Monograph category from the Association for Queer Anthropology.

Yolanda Covington-Ward’s Gesture and Power won the Elliott P. Skinner Award from the Association for Africanist Anthropology.

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João Biehl toasts new edited collection Unfinished

Reel World by Anand Pandian won second place for the Victor Turner Prize from the Society for Humanistic Anthropology, and David McDermott Hughes’s Energy without Conscience received honorable mention for the same prize.

Everyday Conversions by Attiya Ahmad received honorable mention for the Clifford Geertz Prize from the Society for the Anthropology of Religion.

Congratulations to these outstanding authors!

On Friday we enjoyed a wine reception for the new collection Unfinished: The Anthropology of Becoming with its editors João Biehl and Peter Locke.

It was exciting to see so many of our authors and editors in person. Check out the photo gallery:

 

Did you miss AAA this year? Not enough room in your luggage to carry all the books and journals you wanted? You can still take advantage of our 30% conference discount—just use coupon code AAA17 on our website through January 15.

American Studies Association, 2017

We had a great time meeting authors and editors and selling books and journals at the 2017 annual meeting of the American Studies Association in Chicago this weekend.

Saldana PortilloA huge congratulations to María Josefina Saldaña-Portillo whose book Indian Given: Racial Geographies across Mexico and the United States won the 2017 John Hope Franklin prize honoring the most outstanding book published in American Studies in 2016.

chris in tshirtWe were excited to sell our very first t-shirts at the meeting. Look for Feminist Killjoy and TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly shirts for sale on our website soon if you missed them at the meeting. We’ll also have them for sale at several other fall conferences.

As always, we enjoyed having authors and editors pose with their publications in the booth.

 


If you missed the conference, or if your favorite title sold out before you could buy it, don’t despair, you can still order them from our website for 30% off with coupon code ASA17.

University Press Week: #Twitterstorm

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Welcome back to the University Press Week blog tour. Today’s theme is #TwitterStorm, featuring posts about how authors and university presses use social media to spread their messages. Check out the video above to see our author Lynn Comella discuss how she considers social media a form of activism. Then head over to Harvard University Press to get a look at how social media has played a role in the publication of Impeachment: A Citizen’s Guide. Next, Greg Britton, Editorial Director of Johns Hopkins University Press, extols the virtues of Twitter. Athabasca University Press showcases how they utilized social media channels to create a citywide book club. Finally, a post from Beacon Press demonstrates how social media has helped advertise and keep conversation going about Christopher Edmin’s For White Folks Who Teach in the Hood…and the Rest of Y’all Too.

Come back tomorrow for a great Veterans Day post from us and more from the University Press Week blog tour. And keep sharing your love for university presses on social media with the hashtags #LookItUP and #ReadUP.