The Critical Surf Studies Reader

Edited by Dexter Zavalza Hough-Snee & Alexander Sotelo Eastman

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, […]

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 […]

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