The Critical Surf Studies Reader

Edited by Dexter Zavalza Hough-Snee & Alexander Sotelo Eastman

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«The Critical Surf Studies Reader» slated for Summer 2017 release!

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 […]

Norman Thompson – University of Hawai’i, Manoa (O’ahu, Hawai’i)

Norman “T-man” Thompson III was born and raised in Lā‘ie, Hawai‘i. In 2009, he graduated from Brigham Young University Hawai‘i with a bachelors degree in English, and obtained a Master’s degree, also in English, in 2012, from the University of Hawai‘i Mānoa. He is currently a PhD Candidate in English at the University of Hawai‘i Mānoa, focusing his studies on Pacific Literatures. Of Hawaiian, Sāmoan and Māori heritages, Norm’s research interests have always revolved around topics of the Pacific. At BYU-Hawai‘i he wrote on the treatment of time and history in renowned Sāmoan author Albert Wendt’s Leaves of the Banyan […]

Isaiah Walker – Brigham Young University, Hawai’i (O’ahu, Hawai’i)

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, […]

Kevin Dawson, UC Merced, University of California

Kevin Dawson – University of California, Merced (CA, USA)

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

Dina Gilio-Whitaker – Associate Scholar, Center for World Indigenous Studies (Colville Confederated Tribes)

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 […]

Volume under contract with Duke University Press!

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 […]

Patrick Moser, Drury University

Patrick Moser, Drury University (MO, USA)

Patrick Moser is Professor of French at Drury University in Springfield, Missouri, where he first started teaching a class on the history and culture of surfing for the University Honors Program in 2000. He is the editor of Pacific Passages: An Anthology of Surf Writing (University of Hawai‘i Press, 2008), a collection that presents several centuries of writings—from Hawaiian legends and journals by explorers, missionaries, and travelers to contemporary accounts of the sport. Pacific Passages was the basis for a course Moser taught in the summer of 2009 for the Hawai‘inuiākea School of Hawaiian Knowledge at the University of Hawai‘i […]

Douglas Booth, Otago University (Dunedin, New Zealand)

Biography: Professor Douglas Booth began his academic career in the mid-1980s in the Development Studies Unit at the University of Natal (Durban, South Africa) as a postgraduate student and researcher. During the course of his research into politics of economic underdevelopment under apartheid, Douglas became interested in the sports boycott of South Africa which led him to research the social meaning of sports. In 1993, Professor Booth completed his PhD in the Politics Department at Macquarie University (Sydney) under the supervision of Colin Tatz, which traced the history of the sports boycott in South Africa. Douglas began lecturing the social […]

Cleber Dias, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil)

Cleber Dias is Professor of Leisure Studies at the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Dias was born and raised in the Zona Oeste area of Rio de Janeiro, a low-income area of the city relatively distant from the beach. After graduating from college in 2004 he worked as a research assistant on a project that analyzed outdoor sports in Rio de Janeiro, where he first came into contact with the academic universe and its coupling with lifestyle sports. At the time, Dias frequented climbing clubs and gyms and other areas used for the practice of adventure […]

Rafael Fortes, Universidade Federal do Estado do Rio de Janeiro/UNIRIO (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)

Rafael Fortes is Professor of Communications in the Departamento de Ciências Sociais at UNIRIO. He is also affiliated with the Programa de Pós-Graduação Interdisciplinar em Estudos do Lazer da Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG) where he coordinates doctoral and master’s level research. Fortes was born in Niterói (RJ), where as a child he spent many weekends catching waves and bodyboarding at the beaches of ‘the strong,’ São João e Imbuí. As a teen, he began to frequent Itacoatiara and listening to rock and surf music on Fluminense FM, although he ultimately ended up trading bodyboarding for other sports. He’s lived in the […]

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