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, […]

Andrew Warren – University of Wollongong (NSW, Australia)

Andrew Warren is Lecturer in Human Geography at the University of Wollongong. “I am a human geographer with primary research interests in the sub-discipline of economic geography. In capitalist economies one important way people are empowered is through waged employment. My research is informed by the understanding that 1) resources and opportunities for meaningful work are not evenly distributed, and 2) many current economic practices are not sustainable. Combining cultural political economic theory with ethnography I am interested in examining how people can shape more fulfilling livelihoods in vibrant places. I have pursued a range of empirical case studies – […]

Chris Gibson – University of Wollongong (NSW, Australia)

Chris Gibson is Professor of Human Geography and Director of the University of Wollongong’s Global Challenges Program. Authored and Edited Books: Warren, A and Gibson, C (2014) Surfing Places, Surfboard Makers: Craft, Creativity and Cultural Heritage in Hawai’i, California and Australia, University of Hawaii Press, Honolulu. ISBN: 978-0-8248-3943-7 (Pbk); 978-0-8248-3828-7 (Hbk) Gibson, C, Farbotko, C, Gill, N, Head, L and Waitt, G (2013) Household Sustainability: Challenges and Dilemmas in Everyday Life, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, UK. ISBN 978-1-78100-20-7; E-ISBN 978-1-78100-621-4 Gibson, C (ed) (2012) Creativity in Peripheral Places: Redefining the Creative Industries, Routledge, London and New York. ISBN: 978-0-415-69668-5 Gibson, C and Connell, J (2012) Music […]

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 […]

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