Since the Critical Surf Studies Reader’s editorial process began, several great initiatives have emerged that intersect with the scholarly and public humanities work that the book’s contributors are engaged in. Among those, Surfeminism.com has come to the fore by creating content with conviction, reclaiming surfing and media space for a female audience beyond the confines of traditional surf media outlets. The brainchild of Nicole Grodesky and the women of the Institute for Women Surfers, Surfeminism.com took off in late 2015 and is collaborating with a broad spectrum of surf and action sports personalities to create content meant to empower young women and move […]
Head on over to Dina Gilio-Whitaker’s page for her thoughts on surfing, indigeneity, and the Second Annual Institute of Women Surfers in Ventura, CA (November 6-8, 2015)!
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 […]
Cori Schumacher –independent scholar, world champion surfer, activist, and contributor to The Critical Surf Studies Reader– has been highlighting some of the powerful work being done by the coalition over at the Women in Board and Action Sports (WIB) organization. In the wake of the January action sports industry’s winter trade show season, WIB has drummed up some pretty phenomenal imagery–seen below–to highlight the larger board sports industry’s questionable marketing practices and the disparity in expectations for male and female practitioners of surf, skate, and snow sports. You can check out Cori’s ruminations on the WIB campaign on her site: corischumacher.com And […]