The Critical Surf Studies Reader

Edited by Dexter Zavalza Hough-Snee & Alexander Sotelo Eastman

surfeminism.com

Welcoming Surfeminism.com!!!

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 […]

Colleen McGloin – University of Wollongong (NSW, Australia)

Colleen McGloin is Senior Lecturer in Indigenous Studies at the University of Wollongong. She comes from a multi-disciplinary background in English Studies and Cultural Studies and is interested in interdisciplinary approaches to teaching and learning. Colleen’s key research interests are in critical pedagogy as a body of knowledge that is politically and socially motivated toward social justice. RESEARCH INTERESTS: Indigenous and non-Indigenous critical pedagogy/Indigenous issues Theories of race, nation and culture Feminisms Textual studies / language use Colleen’s publications are at the intersection of Indigenous Studies, critical pedagogy, feminism, and text studies.  Her work in critical pedagogy comes from the […]

Krista Comer – Rice University (TX, USA)

Professor Comer is an American Studies scholar of the contemporary period with interests in problems of space, place and their theorization. Her books include Landscapes of the New West: Gender and Genre in Contemporary Women’s Writing (1999) and Surfer Girls in the New World Order (2010). She has published essays about critical regionalism and gender, questions of history in literature and critical theory, Civil Rights literatures and post-Civil Rights political imaginations, feminist environmentalism, and issues of youth politics and girls’ communities under neoliberalism. Professor Comer is at work on several projects. One is an essay collection, Dialogues in US West […]

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 […]

Cori Schumacher calls attention to Women in Board & Action Sports’ latest initiative

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 […]

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