Istwa across the Water

“Untwines the aesthetic, sociohistorical, and spiritual ties that bind and unbind the first black republic to the African continent.”—Gina Athena Ulysse, author of Why Haiti Needs New Narratives: A Post-Quake Chronicle “A nonlinear, creative, powerful reflection on history and the stories we tell about ourselves. What was disconnected is now remembered using the very tools … Continue reading Istwa across the Water

Painting in a State of Exception

"Brings long overdue recognition and reevaluation to Nueva Figuración. Offers a contemporary reexamination of the artworks beyond that of Argentina’s complex political history for a more global interpretation."—Carol Damian, author of Neorealism and Contemporary Colombian Painting "Chronicles an important and little-known episode in the history of Argentine art and thoughtfully locates the movement within the … Continue reading Painting in a State of Exception

Shaping Terrain

"Takes us on a journey throughout Latin America, highlighting different stories of adaptation to the wondrous American landscape: stories of cities being shaped by major infrastructure projects, cities coping with the pressures of informality and unchecked growth, and cities searching for their identity by looking at their pre-Columbian past while embracing modernity on their own … Continue reading Shaping Terrain

Simón Bolívar

"Shows us how and why Simón Bolívar is still a major icon in Latin American culture. Cinema, politics, painting, literature, religion, and opera are all touched and marked by ‘El Libertador’ who is still very much an active force in Latin America."--Efraín Barradas, author of Mente, Mirada, Mano: Visiones y Revisiones de La Obra de … Continue reading Simón Bolívar

Documenting the Undocumented

"While the U.S. immigration 'debate' turns strident in media circles, Caminero-Santangelo intervenes with a call to read carefully the more complex stories that define us as human and humane."--Debra A. Castillo, coeditor of Mexican Public Intellectuals "This insightful study brings together Latino fiction, journalistic books, and autobiographical accounts to consider how undocumented people are portrayed … Continue reading Documenting the Undocumented

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

Seams of Empire

"A truly excellent contribution that unearths new and largely unknown evidence about relationships between Puerto Ricans and African-Americans and white Americans in the continental United States and Puerto Rico. Alamo-Pastrana revises how race is to be studied and understood across national, cultural, colonial, and hierarchical cultural relations."--Zaire Zenit Dinzey-Flores, author of Locked In, Locked Out: … Continue reading Seams of Empire