Cori Schumacher is much, much more than a world champion surfer. She’s also a City Council Representative for her hometown of Carlsbad, California and an active participant in California state politics. Here she is, featured recently on Rory Parker’s Everything is Always Terrible podcast. In Episode 17, they discuss her active role in the Democratic party as well as surf. Oh yeah, and they also talk about the intersections of politics with surfing and Cori’s work in and on the Critical Surf Studies Reader! You can also catch previous interviews with Cori Schumacher on Everything is Always Terrible:
We’re excited to announce that The Critical Surf Studies Reader is available for pre-order on the Duke University Press website! After several years of workshopping ideas, conference papers, conversations, chapter drafts, and intensive correspondence across four continents, the manuscript is finally typeset and ready for print. Formally included in Duke University Press’s Fall 2017 catalog, the book will be in print over the summer and available at a bookseller near you! For now, here’s a look at what the Fall 2017 Duke University Press catalog has to say about the volume, as well as a few choice words from the Godfather of surf […]
Volume contributor Dina Gilio-Whitaker recently published All the Real Indians Died Off (Beacon Press, 2016) with indigenous studies scholar Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz. The book has been getting quite a lot of attention lately, including a coast-to-coast book tour and media engagements around the country. For a look at the NPR Books profile on All the Real Indians Died Off, have a look here. For a look at their KPFA Radio talk in Berkeley, have a look here. And to pick up a copy, make your way over here!
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 […]
Volume contributors Tara Ruttenberg and Pete Brosius have long been collaborating in the University of Georgia, Costa Rica campus’s summer study abroad program focused on the anthropology of surfing and its relationship to improved sustainability and social equity for collaborators and vendors in surf travel. Their program is currently open for enrollment, through March 1, 2016. See below for information and details. Program Description “As a magnet for global surf tourism, Costa Rica’s Pacific Coast is being rapidly transformed today as communities face the complex challenges of promoting sustainability and conserving nature while catering to increasing demands for development and […]
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)!
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 […]