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

Telling Migrant Stories

"Through the judicious use of secondary theoretical, critical, archival, and journalistic sources, this excellent and comprehensive collection surveys Latin American documentaries that focus on pertinent sociopolitical and historical issues. An original contribution to Chicano/Latino studies."—David William Foster, author of São Paulo: Perspectives on the City and Cultural Production   "Timely and engaging. Focuses on seldom seen … Continue reading Telling Migrant Stories

Precarious Passages

“Makes a compelling case for a rethinking of narrative moments including slavery, the Middle Passage, and colonization that have defined the fiction produced in a transatlantic geography. Provokes a reassessment of notions of Africa as an ur-home and figurations of nation-state. A must-read.”—Maxine Lavon Montgomery, author of The Fiction of Gloria Naylor: Houses and Spaces … Continue reading Precarious Passages

Migration and Disruptions

“Artfully integrates scholarship on both past and present migration. With its thematic focus on disruption, this volume develops unprecedented nuance in the treatment of migration.”—Graciela S. Cabana, coeditor of Rethinking Anthropological Perspectives on Migration “A significant contribution to the social sciences. Migration and Disruptions demonstrates the importance of collaboration and constructive dialogues between the traditional … Continue reading Migration and Disruptions

Entangling Migration History

"A stimulating collection of new scholarship that brings together three approaches to the history of migration--comparative, transnational, and borderlands--to tell histories of connection across geopolitical boundaries."—Jordan Stanger-Ross, author of Staying Italian: Urban Change and Ethnic Life in Postwar Toronto and Philadelphia "Highlights how migrants shaped local, regional, and transnational connections across time, place, and ethnicities."—Stephanie … Continue reading Entangling Migration History

American Association of Physical Anthropologists 2015

Last week our director, Meredith Morris-Babb, traveled to St. Louis to take part in the 84th Annual AAPA meeting, connect with scholars, and display UPF's wide collection of physical anthropology books! Our booth featured over 30 different titles from a varied group of archaeologists and anthropologists. If you missed the booth in person, you can see … Continue reading American Association of Physical Anthropologists 2015

Whooping Cranes & Ongoing Survival: Guest Post by Kathleen Kaska

Whooping Cranes’ Battle for Survival Continues Part Two: Escaping the Bullet By Kathleen Kaska In the past five decades since ornithologist Robert Porter Allen and his team of nest hunters searched for the whooping crane nesting site in Canada, the population has slowly increased. Dozens of organizations see to their protection, hundreds of scientists and … Continue reading Whooping Cranes & Ongoing Survival: Guest Post by Kathleen Kaska