Category: Race & Ethnicity

The Space Behind Sonia Sotomayor

Lázaro Lima, author of The Latino Body: Crisis Identities in American Literary and Cultural Memory, offers a look at the particular type of racism on the rise with Judge Sonia… READ MORE

The People’s Podcast Party

Two new populist podcasts for your aural enjoyment. Against the Grain, Tuesday January 6th 2009: Download program audio (mp3, 48.47 Mbytes) How many incompetently represented people get convicted, or even… READ MORE

Still Climbing, 10 Years Later

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the publication of Still Lifting, Still Climbing: African American Women’s Contemporary Activism, edited by Kimberly Springer. Prof. Springer was kind enough to offer… READ MORE

The Latino Spin Book Party & Danceathon

In what was no doubt the loudest and most-danceable party in NYU Press history, author Arlene Davila welcomed over one hundred of her friends and colleagues into the King Juan… READ MORE

Racial Hoaxes & Our Fears

Katheryn Russell-Brown, author of The Color of Crime (2nd ed., NYU Press 2008), in an op-ed for the Orlando Sentinel, writes about the largely unnoticed trends in racial hoaxes among… READ MORE

UN Names NYU Press Author a Global Expert

The United Nations’ Rapid Response Media Mechanism (RRMM) project has named filmmaker, scholar, and Columbia professor Frances Negrón-Muntaner a Global Expert. Negrón-Muntaner is the author of Boricua Pop:Puerto Ricans and… READ MORE