Learn about Florida’s New Chief Science Officer in UF Press Gatorbytes

On Monday, Governor Ron DeSantis announced that University of Florida scientist Dr. Tom Frazer will serve as Florida’s first Chief Science Officer. In his new position, Frazer will lead efforts to address some of the state's most critical environmental challenges, including red tide and harmful algal blooms, which have impacted millions of Floridians, says Jack … Continue reading Learn about Florida’s New Chief Science Officer in UF Press Gatorbytes

Affective Materialities

“A dynamic reexamination of what modernist representations of the self can teach us about the way culture has defined which bodies ‘matter’ and how modern artists resist those boundaries by depicting the body as a creative site of trans-corporeality.”—Kelly Sultzbach, author of Ecocriticism in the Modernist Imagination: Forster, Woolf, and Auden   “Putting the insights of … Continue reading Affective Materialities

Picturing Apollo 11

“50 years ago this July, Neil Armstrong took ‘one giant leap for mankind’ as he became the first human to step foot on the moon’s surface—and now, never-before-seen pictures provide a unique glimpse behind the profound 1969 voyage.”—Daily Mail “Across 10 well-organized chapters, the selected images capture the country’s mounting excitement; the meticulous preparation of … Continue reading Picturing Apollo 11

Robert R. Church Jr. and the African American Political Struggle

“An original portrait of a largely unheralded African American political and civil rights leader in the first half of the twentieth century. Young draws from an impressive range of primary and secondary sources to provide a much-needed biography of this important figure.”—Elizabeth Gritter, author of River of Hope: Black Politics and the Memphis Freedom Movement, 1865–1954 … Continue reading Robert R. Church Jr. and the African American Political Struggle

African American Intellectual History Society 2019

Acquisitions editor Sian Hunter traveled to Ann Arbor, Michigan, last week to attend the African American Intellectual History Society (AAIHS) annual conference. It was a great opportunity to display some of our new and bestselling African American studies books. Thanks to everyone who stopped by our table! Here are some of the books we brought … Continue reading African American Intellectual History Society 2019

Global Garveyism

“This is, by far, the most comprehensive and illuminating book to date concerning the unique phenomenon that is Garveyism. From the U.S. Midwest to Trinidad to Southern Africa to Australia, this volume sheds light relentlessly.”—Gerald Horne, author of The Apocalypse of Settler Colonialism: The Roots of Slavery, White Supremacy, and Capitalism in Seventeenth-Century North America and … Continue reading Global Garveyism

Florida and the 2016 Election of Donald J. Trump

“This lively collection shows how Florida has become a contested state for presidential politics and electoral votes in recent elections, focusing on how Donald Trump won Florida in 2016.”—Gregory L. Schneider, author of The Conservative Century: From Reaction to Revolution “Florida, as the nation’s largest presidential swing state, was a significant stop on the road to … Continue reading Florida and the 2016 Election of Donald J. Trump