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!
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)!
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]