Author Events in October

Fall is here and many of our authors are on the road. From Spain to Australia be sure to check some of these events.

978-0-8223-7020-8October 6: See From the Tricontinental to the Global South author Anne Garland Mahler will discuss her book with Stan West at Stony Island Arts Bank.
3:00pm, 6760 S. Stony Island Ave., Chicago, IL 60649

October 7: Videology Bar & Cinema will host a talk for Racquel J. Gates’s new book Double Negative.
5:30pm, 308 Bedford Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11249

October 9: Laughing at the Devil author Amy Laura Hall will deliver the annual Matthew Simpson Lecture at Simpson College.
7:00pm, 701 North C Street, Indianola, IA 50125

October 12: Allan deSouza will give the keynote at Hallie Ford School of Graduate Studies 2018 Symposium, talking about his new book How Art Can Be Thought.
6:00pm, 511 NW Broadway, Portland, OR 97209

October 13: Authoring Autism author Melanie Yergeau will speak at the Love & Autism conference.
10:45am, Liberty Station Conference Center, 2600 Laning Rd., San Diego, CA, 92106

October 13: See David Grubbs, author of Now that the audience is assembled, and Ralph Savarese, author of See It Feelingly, at the Twin Cities Book Festival.
10:00am, Minnesota State Fairgrounds, 1265 Snelling Ave. N, St. Paul, MN 55108978-1-4780-0130-0.jpg

October 15: Libby Adler speaks at Princeton University about her book Gay Priori.
12:10pm, Princeton Law and Public Affairs Program, Wallace Hall, Princeton, NJ 08544

October 18: NYU Florence hosts Nicholas Boggs this month. He will give a talk entitled “From Tuscany to Harlem: James Baldwin and Yoran Cazac´s Little Man, Little Man: A Story of Childhood about the research that led to our republication of Baldwin’s lost children’s book.
Time TBA, Villa La Pietra, Via Bolognese, 120,
50139 Florence – Italy

October 20: The Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona will host a conversation with The Communist and the Communist’s Daughter author Jane Lazarre and Bel Olid.
6:00pm, Montalegre, 5 – 08001 Barcelona, Spain

October 23: If you’re in Australia go see Living a Feminist Life author Sara Ahmed give a lecture at The University of Melbourne.
6:30pm, Public Lecture Theatre, Old Arts Building, Parkville VIC 3010, Australia

October 23: M Archive author Alexis Pauline Gumbs will give a lecture at the University of Pennsylvania titled “Code Made Flesh: Sylvia Wynter Oracle.”
4:30pm, Fisher-Bennett Hall – Rm 401, 3340 Walnut St., Philadelphia, PA, 19104-6273

October 24: The Wheeler Centre will host a talk with Living a Feminist Life author Sara Ahmed.
6:15pm, 176 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne Victoria 3000

October 24: Catch Ralph James Savarese discussing his book See It Feelingly at Prairie Lights bookstore.
7:00pm, 15 South Dubuque St., Iowa City, IA 52240

October 25: The Cow in the Elevator author Tulasi Srinivas will give a talk at Yale’s SASC Colloquium Series.
4:30pm, MacMillan Center, Henry R. Luce Hall, 34 Hillhouse Ave., New Haven, CT 06520

Living a Feminist LifeOctober 25: Living a Feminist Life author Sara Ahmed will give a lecture at University of Wollongong.
4:30pm, Building 25, Rm 107, University of Wollongong, Wollongong NSW 252, Australia

October 26: See It Feelingly author Ralph James Savarese will speak at the Neurodiversities Symposium at Duke University.
9:00am, 114 South Buchanan Blvd., Smith Warehouse, Bays 4 & 5, Durham, NC 27708

October 26: Landscapes of Power author Dana E. Powell will participate in a panel for her book at the 21st Diné Studies Conference at Diné College.
3:15pm, Ned Hatathli Center, Indian Route 64 & 1 Circle Dr. Tsaile, AZ 86556​

October 30: Katherine Verdery will sign copies of her new book My Life as a Spy at the 92nd Street Y.
12:00pm, 1395 Lexington Ave., New York, NY 10128

October 30: Ralph James Savarese speaks about See It Feelingly at University of Northern Iowa.
Time and location to come.

Author Events in September

Baldwin_REV_jacket_frontFrom New York to Germany, several of our authors are on the road in September so check them out.

September 4: How Art Can Be Thought author Allan deSouza opens an exhibition at University of San Francisco’s Thacher Gallery called “Allan deSouza: Through the Black Country…”
3:00 pm, 2130 Fulton Street, San Francisco, CA 94117
The exhibition runs through November 4, 2018

September 11: The Regulator Bookshop will host a reading with Amy Laura Hall for her book Laughing at the Devil.
7:00pm, 720 Ninth Street Durham, NC 27705

September 11: A panel discussion at the NYU Center for the Humanities kicks off a week of launch events in New York City for the new edition of James Baldwin’s Little Man, Little Man. The panel is hosted by the editors Nicholas Boggs and Jennifer DeVere Brody  and also features Baldwins niece and nephew Aisha Karefa-Smart and Tejan Karefa Smart, as well as scholars Dagmawi Woubshet, Steven Fullwood, and Sybil Cooksey.
6:00pm, 20 Cooper Square, Fifth Floor, New York, NY 10003

September 13: Jasbir Puar will revisit her book Terrorist Assemblages, recently reissued in a ten-year anniversary edition, at a reading for Bluestockings.
7:00pm, 172 Allen Street New York, NY 10002

September 13: The Christine Koenig Galerie will host a reading and concert for David Grubbs and his new book Now that the audience is assembled.
TBD, Schleifmühlgasse 1A, 1040 Wien, Austria978-1-4780-0025-9

September 13: Jacqueline Woodson will host a launch event  for James Baldwin’s Little Man, Little Man at The Schomburg Center with the editors Nicholas Boggs and Jennifer DeVere Brody as well as Aisha Karefa-Smart and Tejan “TJ” Karefa-Smart, James Baldwin’s niece and nephew, and writer Kia Corthon.
6:30pm, RSVP, 515 Malcolm X Blvd, New York, NY 10037

September 14: Continuing the James Baldwin celebration, Sugar Hill Children’s Museum will host a children’s event for Little Man, Little Man.
11:00am, RSVP, 898 St Nicholas Ave, New York, NY 10032

September 14: Gewölbe will host a reading and concert for David Grubbs and his latest book Now that the audience is assembled.
TBD, Hans-Böckler-Platz 2, Cologne, Germany 50672

September 15: James Baldwin’s Little Man, Little Man editors Nicholas Boggs and Jennifer DeVere Brody will give a special reading at McNally Jackson in Williamsburg.
3:00pm, 76 North 4th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11249

Now that the audience is assembledSeptember 16: Now that the audience is assembled author David Grubbs continues through Germany stopping at Westwerk for another reading and concert.
TBD, Admiralitätstraße 74, 20459 Hamburg, Germany

September 17: David Grubbs will sign copies of Now that the audience is assembled and perform a concert at Pro QM Bookshop.
8:30pm, Almstadtstraße 48-50 D-10119 Berlin, Germany

September 22: Libby Adler discusses her book Gay Priori at East End Books Ptown.
6:00pm, 389 Commercial St., Provincetown, MA 02657

September 25: Susan Murray discusses her new book Bright Signals at the NYU Center for the Humanities.
6:00pm, 20 Cooper Square, Fifth Floor, New York, NY, 10003

September 26: Melanie Yergeau will be reading and signing copies of her book Authoring Autism at her book launch at CUNY.
5:15pm, CUNY School of Professional Studies, Room 407, 119 W 31st St, New York, NY 10001

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.


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 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 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


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

Public Lecture and Book Signing
April 9, 4:30 pm
Vanderbilt University
Buttrick Hall, Room 102, 390 24th Avenue S., Nashville, TN 37212

Book Talk & Signing
April 12, 6:00 pm
East Lansing Public Library
950 Abbot Road, East Lansing, MI 48823

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

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

Book Talk & Signing
May 3, 7:00 pm
Hayti Heritage Center
804 Old Fayetteville Street, Durham, NC 27701

Book Talk & Signing
May 8, 7:00 pm
Scuppernong Books
304 South Elm St., Greensboro, NC 27401

Book Talk & Signing
May 14, 7:00 pm
Busboys and Poets – 14th and V
2021 14th Street NW, Washington, DC 20009

Book Talk & Signing
May 16, 6:30 pm
Center for Diversity and Innovation, Battle Creek, Michigan
Location: TBA

Book Talk & Signing
May 31, 7:00 pm
Books Inc
1491 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704

Book Talk & Signing
June 13, 7:00 pm
SpringHouse Ministry Center
610 W 28th Street, Minneapolis, MN

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


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


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


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.


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:


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