The Critical Surf Studies Reader

Edited by Dexter Zavalza Hough-Snee & Alexander Sotelo Eastman

Scott Laderman, University of Minnesota, Duluth (MN, USA)

Above: Duluth, 2008. Photo: T.C. Worley/New York Times Scott Laderman is an associate professor of history at the University of Minnesota, Duluth, and the author, most recently, of Empire in Waves: A Political History of Surfing (University of California Press, 2014). Laderman in Duluth, Minnesota, 2009. Photo: Laderman Born and raised in Los Angeles, Scott spent many of his most formative years surfing along the Southern California coast. After graduating from high school, he moved to Santa Cruz, where he attended Cabrillo College for two years (surfing everywhere between Año Nuevo and Moss Landing) before transferring to the University of […]

Glen Thompson, Stellenbosch University (Western Cape, South Africa)

Editor’s note: As the volume continues to take shape, we will be posting biographies and bibliographies of the many contributors to the volume. Links to full-text publications, journal websites, and contact information are provided where possible. We begin with Glen Thompson, Research Associate in the Department of History at Stellenbosch University, South Africa. Glen Thompson is a research associate in the Department of History at Stellenbosch University. In December 2014 he completed his PhD dissertation, which focused on surfing, gender and politics in South Africa (1960 – 2000s). He first started working on critical surfing and beach histories in 1996 after […]

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