The University Press of Florida and the UF Press proudly present some of our recent award-winning books and authors.

The Insubordination of Photography: Documentary Practices under Chile’s Dictatorship
Ángeles Donoso Macaya

Latin American Studies Association Historia Reciente y Memoria Section Best Book Prize

Latin American Studies Association Visual Culture Section Best Book Prize

The Insubordination of Photography is the first book to analyze how various collectives, organizations, and independent media used photography to expose and protest the crimes of Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet’s regime. Featuring never-before-seen photos and other archival material, this book reflects on the integral role of images in public memory and issues of reparation and justice.

Available in paperback in February

A Revolution in Movement: Dancers, Painters, and the Image of Modern Mexico
K. Mitchell Snow

Honorable Mention, Latin American Studies Association Mexico Section Best Book in the Humanities

This book illuminates how collaborations between dancers and painters shaped Mexico’s postrevolutionary cultural identity, tracing this relationship throughout nearly half a century of developments in Mexican dance from the 1920s to the 1960s.

Available in paperback in November

Home in Florida: Latinx Writers and the Literature of Uprootedness
Anjanette Delgado

Independent Publisher Book Awards, Silver Medal for Anthology

Finalist, National Indie Excellence Award for Anthology

This collection presents a selection of the best literature of displacement and uprootedness by some of the most talented contemporary Latinx writers who have called Florida home.

Being a Ballerina: The Power and Perfection of a Dancing Life
Gavin Larsen

Finalist, the Arts Club of Washington Marfield Prize

Inspiring, revealing, and deeply relatable, Being a Ballerina is a firsthand look at the realities of life as a professional ballet dancer, showing what it takes to live a life dedicated to the perfection of the art form.

Pauulu’s Diaspora: Black Internationalism and Environmental Justice
Quito J. Swan 

Choice Outstanding Academic Title
African American Intellectual History Society Pauli Murray Book Prize
A Black Perspectives Best Black History Book of 2020
Honorable Mention, Organization of American Historians Liberty Legacy Foundation Award
Finalist, Association for the Study of African American Life and History Book Prize

This book is a sweeping story of black internationalism across the Atlantic, Indian, and Pacific Ocean worlds, told through the life and work of twentieth-century environmental activist Pauulu Kamarakafego. Quito Swan shows how Kamarakafego helped connect liberation efforts of the African diaspora throughout the Global South.

Case Studies in Suburban Sustainability
Edited by Sandra J. Garren and Robert Brinkmann

Choice Outstanding Academic Title

The first volume to focus on suburbs and sustainability in the United States, this collection approaches the topic through regionally diverse case studies, showing that activism and leadership are currently advancing a strong sustainability agenda in regions many would have believed unlikely.

Bioarchaeology and Identity Revisited
Edited by Kelly J. Knudson and Christopher M. Stojanowski

Choice Outstanding Academic Title

This volume highlights new directions in the study of social identities in past populations. Contributors expand the scope of the field regionally, methodically, and theoretically, moving behind the previous focus on single aspects of identity by demonstrating multi-scalar approaches and by explicitly addressing intersectionality in the archaeological record.

The Archaeology of Southeastern Native American Landscapes of the Colonial Era
Charles R. Cobb

Honorable Mention, Southern Anthropological Society James Mooney Award

This volume describes the ways Native American populations accommodated and resisted the encroachment of European powers in southeastern North America from the arrival of Spaniards in the sixteenth century to the first decades of the American Republic. Tracing changes to the region’s natural, cultural, social, and political environments, Charles Cobb provides an unprecedented survey of the landscape histories of Indigenous groups across this critically important area and time period.

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