Wes Skiles and the Fight for Florida’s Springs

Read on for an excerpt from Drawn to the Deep: The Remarkable Underwater Explorations of Wes Skiles. As a longtime diver and underwater photographer, Wes Skiles saw the impacts of pollution and resource exploitation on Florida’s springs firsthand. He went head to head with scientists and government officials who dismissed his observations of water movement through the … Continue reading Wes Skiles and the Fight for Florida’s Springs

Authors in Conversation: Rethinking the Haiti‒Dominican Republic Border

In the Q&A below, UPF author Carl Lindskoog (Detain and Punish) talks to fellow UPF authors April J. Mayes and Kiran C. Jayaram about their new collection, Transnational Hispaniola: New Directions in Haitian and Dominican Studies. This volume shows that although Haiti and the Dominican Republic share an island and a complicated history, there is … Continue reading Authors in Conversation: Rethinking the Haiti‒Dominican Republic Border

Gamble Rogers

A revered champion of Americana   “It was lovely to be in a radio control room watching Gamble Rogers record music and talk segments. He always sent a smile right through the glass.”—Noah Adams, former cohost, NPR’s All Things Considered   “A work of profound insight, hypnotic storytelling, and poetic style. It is the story of … Continue reading Gamble Rogers

American Literary History and the Turn toward Modernity

“A game-changer in American literary studies. Challenges time-worn literary periodization, especially narrow definitions of modernism.”—Susan Tomlinson, coeditor of Legacy: A Journal of American Women Writers “Extends the ongoing rethinking of periodization in exciting ways. A must-read for scholars interested in these volatile decades of U.S. history and in devising more imaginative and productive ways of framing … Continue reading American Literary History and the Turn toward Modernity

Authors in Conversation: The History of Haitian Refugee Detention

In the Q&A below, UPF author April J. Mayes (Transnational Hispaniola) talks to fellow UPF author Carl Lindskoog about his new book, Detain and Punish: Haitian Refugees and the Rise of the World's Largest Immigration Detention System. We invite you to sit in on the conversation as these two scholars of Haitian history discuss topics including racism … Continue reading Authors in Conversation: The History of Haitian Refugee Detention

Mestizo Modernity

“A rich and compelling history of race in Mexico from an important new voice in Mexican cultural criticism.”—Rebecca Janzen, author of The National Body in Mexican Literature: Collective Challenges to Biopolitical Control “This excellent study illuminates the construction and understanding of race, identity, and modernity in post-revolutionary Mexico from Vasconcelos’s ‘The Cosmic Race’ to the Mexploitation … Continue reading Mestizo Modernity