The Critical Surf Studies Reader

Edited by Dexter Zavalza Hough-Snee & Alexander Sotelo Eastman

Clifton Evers, University of Nottingham, Ningbo (Zhejiang, China)

Above: Clifton Evers. Photo: Devocean Clifton Evers grew up surfing the Gold Coast, Australia. He has traveled widely for academic work and to surf e.g. Australia, Indonesia, Fiji, Taiwan, New Caledonia, Portugal, Norway, Denmark, Spain, New Zealand, Philippines, Vietnam, China, Japan, and more. He particularly likes cold water surfing with just the birds for company. After some years working in restaurants, banks, grocery stores, surf shops, and bakeries he undertook his undergraduate studies at Griffith University. Clifton then undertook PhD research at the University of Sydney, where he focused his studies on the relationships between surfing and masculinity. Clifton then […]

Cori Schumacher, Independent Scholar & Activist (San Diego, CA, USA)

Cori Schumacher began surfing at the age of 5 and competing at the age of 8. During her competitive career, she won acclaim in both shortboarding and longboarding categories. Schumacher garnered multiple national and international titles in shortboarding, moving steadily forward onto the professional surfing tour (then the Association of Surfing Professionals, now the World Surf League). She decided to drop off the professional shortboard circuit after experiencing the inequality and prejudicial nature of the professional surfing paradigm. Later, she returned to longboard competition where she became a 3-time World Longboard Champion (2000, 2001, 2010). As the defending world champion, Schumacher […]

Scott Laderman, University of Minnesota, Duluth (MN, USA)

Above: Duluth, 2008. Photo: T.C. Worley/New York Times Scott Laderman is an associate professor of history at the University of Minnesota, Duluth, and the author, most recently, of Empire in Waves: A Political History of Surfing (University of California Press, 2014). Laderman in Duluth, Minnesota, 2009. Photo: Laderman Born and raised in Los Angeles, Scott spent many of his most formative years surfing along the Southern California coast. After graduating from high school, he moved to Santa Cruz, where he attended Cabrillo College for two years (surfing everywhere between Año Nuevo and Moss Landing) before transferring to the University of […]

Glen Thompson, Stellenbosch University (Western Cape, South Africa)

Editor’s note: As the volume continues to take shape, we will be posting biographies and bibliographies of the many contributors to the volume. Links to full-text publications, journal websites, and contact information are provided where possible. We begin with Glen Thompson, Research Associate in the Department of History at Stellenbosch University, South Africa. Glen Thompson is a research associate in the Department of History at Stellenbosch University. In December 2014 he completed his PhD dissertation, which focused on surfing, gender and politics in South Africa (1960 – 2000s). He first started working on critical surfing and beach histories in 1996 after […]

photo: DZHS

Announcing «The Critical Surf Studies Reader»

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 […]

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