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

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

What We Can Learn from Women’s Writing Communities

The Story of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings and Ellen Glasgow Written by Ashley Andrews Lear, author of The Remarkable Kinship of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings and Ellen Glasgow Connections between women writers have often been made when an emerging author discovers a kinship with a deceased predecessor, as in the case of Virginia Woolf’s admiration of Aphra … Continue reading What We Can Learn from Women’s Writing Communities

The Evidence for Insect Eating in Human Evolution

Written by Julie J. Lesnik, author of Edible Insects and Human Evolution   Unlike the archaeological record for meat eating, which contains evidence from numerous sites of butchered bones with marks left by stone tools, the evidence for insect eating is scarce. However, this does not mean that insects were not an important part of … Continue reading The Evidence for Insect Eating in Human Evolution

A Lost Princess Remembered in Senegal

Written by Daniel L. Schafer, author of Anna Madgigine Jai Kingsley: African Princess, Florida Slave, Plantation Slaveowner, Revised and Expanded Edition   In 1806, at the public market in Rufisque, a coastal fishing village in Senegal, West Africa, a thirteen-year-old girl named Anta Madjiguène Ndiaye was sold as a slave to merchants from nearby Gorée … Continue reading A Lost Princess Remembered in Senegal

Behind the Scenes Collecting Florida’s Fishes

Fishes in the Fresh Waters of Florida: An Identification Guide and Atlas By Robert H. Robins, Lawrence M. Page, James D. Williams, Zachary S. Randall, and Griffin E. Sheehy This new book is an essential identification guide to the 222 species of fishes in Florida’s fresh waters. Presenting each species with color photographs, key characteristics … Continue reading Behind the Scenes Collecting Florida’s Fishes