This year’s CSA Conference is taking place virtually. Visit our virtual booth on the conference platform, or shop all our Caribbean titles on our website. Use code CSA22 for discount prices and free shipping within the U.S.

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Read on for highlights and bonus material from this year’s exhibit


New Book Series on Race, Identity, and Freedom Struggles in the CaribbeanCC_Featured-Image-Blog

The University of Florida Press announces a new book series, “Caribbean Crossroads: Race, Identity, and Freedom Struggles,” edited by Caribbean studies scholars Lillian Guerra, Devyn Spence Benson, April Mayes, and Solsiree del Moral.

More than any other region of the Americas, the Caribbean has been continuously defined by the push and pull between global white supremacy and Black liberation, colonial and anticolonial impulses, and the struggle for freedom against externally imposed economies and political systems. This new series will focus on these varied and contradictory histories of the region with a particular focus on Cuba, Puerto Rico, Haiti, the Dominican Republic, and their transnational ties.

The series editors will highlight scholarship that explores the Caribbean as a racialized space and that identifies the ways whiteness and Blackness work in the region. The series is dedicated to publishing projects based on fieldwork in Caribbean libraries, archives, homes, and streets that reflect local experiences and viewpoints. Accordingly, the editors welcome book proposals about Caribbean history, broadly defined, which may include some literature and anthropology.


Authors in Conversation: Elizabeth S. Manley and Heather Hennes

Our editor-in-chief Stephanye Hunter hosted a conversation between Elizabeth S. Manley, author of The Paradox of Paternalism: Women and the Politics of Authoritarianism in the Dominican Republic, and Heather Hennes, translator of Minou Tavárez Mirabal’s The Letters of Minerva Mirabal and Manolo Tavárez: Love and Resistance in the Time of Trujillo. Watch the conversation here:


NEH SHARP Virtual Event SeriesLASA_NEH_Series

Sign up here to receive updates and registration information for our virtual event series on race and diasporic culture in the Americas.

The event series is made possible by a Sustaining the Humanities through the American Rescue Plan (SHARP) grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). Read more about the initiative here.


Meet Angela L. Willis and Rafael Ocasio, coauthors (with Sandro R. Barros) of The Dissidence of Reinaldo Arenas: Queering Literature, Politics, and the Activist Curriculum. This book demonstrates Reinaldo Arenas’s influence as public pedagogue, mentor, and social activist whose teaching on resistance to normative ideologies resonates in societies past, present, and future. This book presents the Cuban writer’s poetry, novels, and plays as a curriculum of dissidence that provides models for socially engaged intellectual activism. 


Do you have book project or idea?

We invite proposals from new and established scholars working in Caribbean Studies, and our editor Stephanye Hunter would love to hear from you. Email her at sah@upress.ufl.edu.


Want to use a book in your course?

To request an exam copy, please complete this form. For more information on course adoption and the discounts we can offer to students, email us at marketing@upress.ufl.edu.


New Caribbean Studies Titles

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   Now in Paper

*Publication of these books made possible by a Sustaining the Humanities through the American Rescue Plan grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.


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Use code CSA22 for discount prices and free shipping within the U.S. through June 30, 2022.

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