In memoriam: Hugo Chávez

March 11, 2013 nyupressblog 3

—Michael D. Yates The death of Hugo Chávez saddens those struggling for a better world. He was a great champion of the impoverished workers and peasants of both Venezuela and the world, and a steadfast




Announcing our Spring 2013 Catalog…

January 3, 2013 nyupressblog 0

NYU Press Spring 2013 Catalog is now online, featuring an exciting range of new books in history, media studies, law, and more! Highlights include: TWO PRESIDENTS ARE BETTER THAN ONE: Making the case for a two-party, two-person




Why “deferred action” isn’t enough

October 25, 2012 nyupressblog 2

—Michael A. Olivas Tens of thousands of undocumented students are making their way through college without federal financial support and with little state financial aid available—only to find that they cannot accept employment or enter




Reflections on NYU Press book banned in Arizona

October 10, 2012 nyupressblog 0

—Richard Delgado and Jean Stefancic The rapid growth of populations of color, especially relatively young groups like Latinos, has created a number of conflicts over schools and schooling. In Arizona, a successful program of Mexican




Celebrate Banned Books Week!

October 1, 2012 nyupressblog 0

Banned Books Week kicked off yesterday, marking 30 years of “celebrating the freedom to read.” The Office for Intellectual Freedom of the American Library Association (ALA) will be commemorating the 30th anniversary with their “50 State Salute to Banned Books Week” and a




Beyond El Barrio: A student’s response

July 9, 2012 nyupressblog 0

Alyshia Gálvez, Assistant Professor of Latin American and Puerto Rican Studies at Lehman College, wrote to us recently to share a fascinating essay written by one of her students during her summer course, “Latinos in the




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