The Critical Surf Studies Reader

Edited by Dexter Zavalza Hough-Snee & Alexander Sotelo Eastman

Andrew Warren – University of Wollongong (NSW, Australia)

Andrew Warren is Lecturer in Human Geography at the University of Wollongong. “I am a human geographer with primary research interests in the sub-discipline of economic geography. In capitalist economies one important way people are empowered is through waged employment. My research is informed by the understanding that 1) resources and opportunities for meaningful work are not evenly distributed, and 2) many current economic practices are not sustainable. Combining cultural political economic theory with ethnography I am interested in examining how people can shape more fulfilling livelihoods in vibrant places. I have pursued a range of empirical case studies – […]

Colleen McGloin – University of Wollongong (NSW, Australia)

Colleen McGloin is Senior Lecturer in Indigenous Studies at the University of Wollongong. She comes from a multi-disciplinary background in English Studies and Cultural Studies and is interested in interdisciplinary approaches to teaching and learning. Colleen’s key research interests are in critical pedagogy as a body of knowledge that is politically and socially motivated toward social justice. RESEARCH INTERESTS: Indigenous and non-Indigenous critical pedagogy/Indigenous issues Theories of race, nation and culture Feminisms Textual studies / language use Colleen’s publications are at the intersection of Indigenous Studies, critical pedagogy, feminism, and text studies.  Her work in critical pedagogy comes from the […]

lisahunter – The University of Waikato (Waikato, New Zealand)

Dr. lisahunter is Senior Lecturer, Te Whare Wānanga O Waikato/The University of Waikato (Aotearoa New Zealand) Select Publications: lisahunter, Smith, Wayne, & emerald, elke (Eds.). (2015). Pierre Bourdieu and Physical Cultures. Milton Park, Oxfordshire: Routledge. lisahunter. (2015). ‘Stop’: ‘No’. Exploring social suffering in practices of surfing as opportunities for change. In lisahunter, Wayne Smith & elke emerald (Eds.), Pierre Bourdieu and physical capital (pp. 47-56). Abingdon: Routledge. lisahunter. (2015). Seaspaces: Surfing the sea as pedagogy of self. In Barabara Humberstone & Michael Brown (Eds.), Seascapes: Shaped by the sea. Embodied narratives and fluid geographies. Surrey: Ashgate. lisahunter. (2013). What did I […]

Chris Gibson – University of Wollongong (NSW, Australia)

Chris Gibson is Professor of Human Geography and Director of the University of Wollongong’s Global Challenges Program. Authored and Edited Books: Warren, A and Gibson, C (2014) Surfing Places, Surfboard Makers: Craft, Creativity and Cultural Heritage in Hawai’i, California and Australia, University of Hawaii Press, Honolulu. ISBN: 978-0-8248-3943-7 (Pbk); 978-0-8248-3828-7 (Hbk) Gibson, C, Farbotko, C, Gill, N, Head, L and Waitt, G (2013) Household Sustainability: Challenges and Dilemmas in Everyday Life, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, UK. ISBN 978-1-78100-20-7; E-ISBN 978-1-78100-621-4 Gibson, C (ed) (2012) Creativity in Peripheral Places: Redefining the Creative Industries, Routledge, London and New York. ISBN: 978-0-415-69668-5 Gibson, C and Connell, J (2012) Music […]

Tara Ruttenberg – University for Peace (Costa Rica)

Tara Ruttenberg is Instructor and Doctoral Candidate in the Department of Environment and Development at the University for Peace in Costa Rica, where she teaches on alternatives to development and well-being economics for ‘living well’ in harmony with nature. In addition to decolonizing sustainable surf tourism, Tara’s research focuses on the role of Andean indigenous cosmologies and critical action research in supporting post-extractivist futures in Latin America. Tara works as Teaching Assistant for the University of Georgia’s study abroad program, Surfing & Sustainability: Political Ecology in Costa Rica, and she created Tarantula Surf (www.tarantulasurf.com) as an online platform for authentic […]

Krista Comer – Rice University (TX, USA)

Professor Comer is an American Studies scholar of the contemporary period with interests in problems of space, place and their theorization. Her books include Landscapes of the New West: Gender and Genre in Contemporary Women’s Writing (1999) and Surfer Girls in the New World Order (2010). She has published essays about critical regionalism and gender, questions of history in literature and critical theory, Civil Rights literatures and post-Civil Rights political imaginations, feminist environmentalism, and issues of youth politics and girls’ communities under neoliberalism. Professor Comer is at work on several projects. One is an essay collection, Dialogues in US West […]

Peter Brosius – University of Georgia (GA, USA)

Peter Brosius is Distinguished Research Professor of Anthropology at the University of Georgia and a surfer since 1969. He is widely recognized for his work with Penan hunter-gatherers in Sarawak (Malaysian Borneo), where he has recently been involved in court testimony in support of Penan land claims against oil palm companies. Brosius’ work focuses on the political ecology of conservation, with a particular interest in the impact of environmental degradation on local and indigenous communities. He is also the founding director of UGA’s Center for Integrative Conservation Research. Brosius teaches a study abroad program called Surfing & Sustainability: Political Ecology […]

Kristin Lawler, The American Surfer, Routledge, 2011

Kristin Lawler – College of Mount Saint Vincent, (NY, USA)

Kristin Lawler is Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Sociology at the College of Mount Saint Vincent in New York City. Her first book, The American Surfer: Radical Culture and Capitalism, was published by Routledge in 2011, and her latest essay, “Fix the Tired: Cultural Politics and the Struggle for Shorter Hours,” is included in the edited collection Living with Class: Philosophical Reflections on Identity and Material Culture, published by Palgrave in 2014. Her essay, “The Politics of Austerity and the Ikarian Dream” appeared in Z Magazine in the summer of 2013, and she is currently at work […]

%d bloggers like this: