The Critical Surf Studies Reader

Edited by Dexter Zavalza Hough-Snee & Alexander Sotelo Eastman

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 […]

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 […]

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