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 […]
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)!
Isaiah Walker – Professor of History and Department Chair, Brigham Young University, Hawai’i. Isaiah Walker was born and raised in Keaukaha, Hilo, Hawaiʻi. After joining the LDS church in 1990 and graduating from Hilo High school in 1991, he moved to Lāʻie and attended BYUH. He served a mission in San Diego, California from 1992-1994. In 1996 Isaiah married Rebekah Matagi of Lāʻie, they have 4 beautiful children. After graduating with a Bachelors in History from BYU Hawaiʻi in 1997 and earning a Master’s degree from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, Isaiah completed a PhD. from the University of California, […]
Research and Teaching Interests: History of the Atlantic World. Early American History. African Diaspora. African American History. I am an assistant professor of history at U.C. Merced. I received my Ph.D. from the University of South Carolina in 2005. I was a 2004-2005 Ford Dissertation Fellow and received the 2005 Louis Pelzer Memorial Award. My publications include: “Enslaved Swimmers and Divers in the Atlantic World” in The Journal of American History (March 2006), which received the 2005 Louis Pelzer Memorial Award from the Organization of American Historians. “Swimming, Surfing, and Underwater Diving in Early Modern Atlantic Africa and the African Diaspora,” Carina […]
Dina Gilio-Whitaker (Colville Confederated Tribes) is an independent writer and researcher in Indigenous studies, having earned a bachelor’s degree in Native American Studies and a master’s degree in American Studies from the University of New Mexico, and also holds the position of research associate and associate scholar at the Center for World Indigenous Studies. Her work focuses on issues related to Indigenous nationalism, self-determination, and environmental justice. She is a co-author (with Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz) of the forthcoming book from Beacon Press titled ‘All the Real Indians Died Off’ and 20 Other Myths about Native Americans. An award-winning journalist, she is a […]
We’re excited to announce that the Critical Surf Studies Reader is now under contract with Duke University Press! After some working and reworking of the volume, countless productive conversations with the lovely folks at Duke UP, and some great critical comments from collaborators and contributors, we’re now working through the final manuscript for submission in early 2016! Many thanks to all who have offered comments, levied questions, provided suggestions, and inquired about the project since its inception. We look forward to having the volume available soon! In the meantime, have a look at the project’s contributors here and keep an eye out for […]
Above: Meditation on the separation of nature and culture. Photo: Canniford. Robin graduated from the University of Exeter in 2007 with a PhD in Social Sciences. Having learned to surf in the subzero temperatures of the North Atlantic winter, he was drawn to the Southern Hemisphere by pictures of people surfing without gloves. Since 2010, he has lived on Victoria’s Surf Coast, and works at the University of Melbourne where he is a co-director of the Cluster for Organisation, Society, Markets (COSM) in the faculty of Business and Economics. Robin’s research investigates how ‘nature’ is figured in markets […]
If you’ve stumbled across this page, then you’re likely a contributing author, an interested scholar or student, or an errant surfer who somehow ended up finding the preliminary site that we’ll be using to spread the word about the The Critical Surf Studies Reader (tentative title). While this page is rather sparse at the moment, we, Alexander Eastman and Dexter Zavalza Hough-Snee, the editors of the volume, intend to post updates about the progress of the volume and material related to the research of the contributors and authors. We also plan to list and provide links to forthcoming, in-print, and recently published academic monographs related to […]