New Paperback Release: A Revolution in Movement

Honorable Mention, Latin American Studies Association Mexico Section Best Book in the Humanities “A deep dive into the dance and visual art worlds of Mexico from the 1920s through the 1960s.”—Dance Teacher “Snow’s thorough research is evident.”—Choice “Provides fresh perspectives on postrevolutionary Mexican culture. . . . A useful jumping-off point for future discussions of … Continue reading New Paperback Release: A Revolution in Movement

#NextUp in Publishing: Caribbean Crossroads Book Series

University Press Week enters its second decade of celebrating excellence in university press publishing. Each year, the Association of University Presses (AUPresses) takes a tour of the blogs in our publishing community with a series that daily addresses different aspects of the week’s theme. This year’s theme, #NextUP, reflects the constant spirit of learning, adaptation, … Continue reading #NextUp in Publishing: Caribbean Crossroads Book Series

Writing Islands

“Lahr-Vivaz’s exceptionally curated book spans beyond transnational Cuba and the Caribbean archipelago in order to keenly propose new considerations of the many geographical locations of the previously ‘colonized’ world. This book will undoubtedly impact both Caribbean studies and decolonial thought throughout the Americas and beyond.”—Raúl Rubio, author of La Habana: Cartografías culturales   “Beautifully and engagingly written. A … Continue reading Writing Islands

Books for Hispanic Heritage Month 2022

Use code HHM22 for discount prices and free shipping through October 15. The Cuban Sandwich: A History in LayersAndrew T. Huse, Barbara C. Cruz, and Jeff Houck This book reveals the social history behind how the Cuban sandwich evolved from its origins in the midnight cafés of Havana to claim a spot on menus around the world. … Continue reading Books for Hispanic Heritage Month 2022

The Letters of Minerva Mirabal and Manolo Tavárez

“Minerva Mirabal and Manolo Tavárez are martyrs of the Dominican struggle against tyranny and oppression, but they were also two human beings deeply in love with each other. Through this superb and careful translation of their letters and the powerful evocations of their daughter, Heather Hennes brings to the English-speaking public this very necessary book. … Continue reading The Letters of Minerva Mirabal and Manolo Tavárez

Introducing Our New NEH SHARP Student Assistants

We’re pleased to introduce our new student assistants, Ivette Rodriguez and Chad Lobo Munteanu. They join us for our “Exploring Diverse Stories of America through Humanities Publishing” initiative, part of the Sustaining the Humanities through the American Rescue Plan (SHARP) program funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). Our sincere thanks to University of Florida’s African American … Continue reading Introducing Our New NEH SHARP Student Assistants

New Paperback Release: Cuba’s Digital Revolution

“The most comprehensive English-language compendium on the contemporary aspects of Cuban internet practices, material forms, policies, and histories. . . . An instantly valuable resource.”—NACLA Report on the Americas  “Weaves together themes of dispute, repression, social activism, and ideology to illustrate the Cuban society of today where the official narrative silences the alternative discourse and … Continue reading New Paperback Release: Cuba’s Digital Revolution

Healthcare in Latin America

“Bridges a significant gap in scholarship focused on healthcare in Latin America. Taking an interdisciplinary approach, the essays demonstrate the significant role healthcare and public health programs played in the construction of nation-states, identity, international relations, migration, and dissemination of scientific knowledge throughout Latin America.”—Heather McCrea, author of Diseased Relations: Epidemics, Public Health, and State-Building in … Continue reading Healthcare in Latin America

Intern Guest Post: The Importance of Marketing and Promotion

Written by Prajakta Gupte, NEH SHARP graduate student assistant, Spring and Summer 2022 I had the fantastic opportunity to work with the Marketing Department at the University Press of Florida. I was hired as a Graduate Assistant under the NEH SHARP grant. One of the main reasons I wanted to work at the Press was … Continue reading Intern Guest Post: The Importance of Marketing and Promotion

New Paperback Release: Afro-Politics and Civil Society in Salvador da Bahia, Brazil

“Details the slow rise of Afro-Brazilian political organization in Salvador, the majority-black capital of Brazil’s Bahia state, and sets it within such change in Brazil and the African diaspora. . . . Contributes to comparative studies of the rise of black consciousness. . . . Recommended.”—Choice “Synthesizes the great complexity of the history of what … Continue reading New Paperback Release: Afro-Politics and Civil Society in Salvador da Bahia, Brazil