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

Transnational Hispaniola

"Highly original and richly researched, this volume challenges many of the bedrock assumptions in Dominican and Haitian nationalist and statist thought, filling important gaps in the literature on the island in English."—Lauren Derby, coeditor of Activating the Past: History and Memory in the Black Atlantic World "This inspiring collection offers a new way of seeing the … Continue reading Transnational Hispaniola

Latin American Studies Association 2016

Last week, UPF was in New York City displaying our books at the Latin American Studies Association 2016 meeting, which celebrated LASA’s 50th anniversary! We had a great time in the city, displaying our collection books in Latin American and Caribbean studies, as well as mingling with conference attendees and scholars in the field. We were excited to catch UPF authors … Continue reading Latin American Studies Association 2016

The Mulatto Republic

The Mulatto Republic: Class, Race, and Dominican National Identity by April J. Mayes Once celebrated as a mulatto racial paradise, the Dominican Republic has abandoned its Haitian and black influences in favor of white, Hispanic culture, and this book aims to find out why. Was this shift in national ideologies caused by the authoritarian Trujillo … Continue reading The Mulatto Republic