Continuities of Cuban Dissidence

From Reinaldo Arenas to “Patria y vida” and Yunior García Aguilar By Dr. Angela L. Willis, coauthor of The Dissidence of Reinaldo Arenas: Queering Literature, Politics, and the Activist Curriculum. This book is available at a discount price through May 31, 2022. Order here and use code LASA22 at checkout.   Al pueblo cubano tanto en el exilio … Continue reading Continuities of Cuban Dissidence

The Sexual Politics of a Marielito Activist

Reinaldo Arenas as a Ground-Breaking Queer Writer By Rafael Ocasio, coauthor of The Dissidence of Reinaldo Arenas: Queering Literature, Politics, and the Activist Curriculum. This book is available at a discount price through May 31, 2022. Order here and use code LASA22 at checkout.   He knew prison, ostracism, exile, the many crimes typical of human vice; but … Continue reading The Sexual Politics of a Marielito Activist

The Missions of Spanish Florida

By Tanya M. Peres, coeditor of Unearthing the Missions of Spanish Florida. This book is available at a discount price through December 15, 2021. Order here and use code SEAC21 at checkout. Numerous Indigenous groups lived throughout the Florida peninsula in the centuries before the French and Spanish arrived on Florida’s beaches. The contributors to Unearthing the … Continue reading The Missions of Spanish Florida

Continuities in Black Women’s Political Culture

By Deanna M. Gillespie, author of The Citizenship Education Program and Black Women's Political Culture. This book is available at a discount price through December 15, 2021. Order here and use code ALH21 at checkout. In Fall 2020, the nation’s attention focused on a presidential election held during a global pandemic. Across the country, governors authorized expanded … Continue reading Continuities in Black Women’s Political Culture

Piecing Together a City’s History

By Molly Ball, author of Navigating Life and Work in Old Republic São Paulo. This book is available at a discount price through June 30, 2021. Order here and use code LASA21 at checkout. Writing Navigating Life and Work in Old Republic São Paulo was like finishing a jigsaw puzzle. Only instead of a box to show … Continue reading Piecing Together a City’s History

Q&A with Gavin Larsen, author of Being a Ballerina

In Being a Ballerina: The Power and Perfection of a Dancing Life, Gavin Larsen—a former professional ballet dancer—describes the forces that drive a person to study dance; the daily balance that dancers navigate between hardship and joy; and the dancer’s continual quest to discover who they are as a person and as an artist. Get … Continue reading Q&A with Gavin Larsen, author of Being a Ballerina

Dog Research – At Home Edition

By Amanda Burtt, coeditor of Dogs: Archaeology Beyond Domestication. This book is available at a discount price through June 30, 2021. Order here and use code SAA21 at checkout. As an archaeologist, I am used to spending my work life in a laboratory setting and then venturing out in the warmer months for field work. However, … Continue reading Dog Research – At Home Edition

Author-Editor Chat: Mark Jerome Walters and Stephanye Hunter

In Florida Scrub-Jay: Field Notes on a Vanishing Bird, Mark Jerome Walters—a journalist and veterinarian—travels the state to report on the natural history and current predicament of Florida’s flagship bird. Released this spring, Florida Scrub-Jay is a thoughtful reflection on the ethical and emotional weight of protecting a species in an age of catastrophe.  Stephanye Hunter, the … Continue reading Author-Editor Chat: Mark Jerome Walters and Stephanye Hunter

Q&A with Stuart Hodes, author of Onstage with Martha Graham

In Onstage with Martha Graham, Stuart Hodes—a dancer, choreographer, and instructor—describes his experiences dancing with the Martha Graham Dance Company from 1946 to 1958. His memoir is a rare firsthand view of the dance world in the 1940s and through the end of the twentieth century.   We asked Stuart Hodes a few questions about his new … Continue reading Q&A with Stuart Hodes, author of Onstage with Martha Graham