Francis French is the coauthor of Into That Silent Sea: Trailblazers of the Space Era, 1961–1965 (Nebraska, 2007) and In the Shadow of the Moon: A Challenging Journey to Tranquility, 1965-1969 (Nebraska, 2010). His books and others are available for 50% off in our Spaceflight Sale for … Continue reading There’s No Such Thing as a “Typical Astronaut”
Douglas Dowland is an associate professor of English at Ohio Northern University. His book Weak Nationalisms: Affect and Nonfiction in Postwar America is available now. A Stray Dog—and a Story of America It’s just a story about a stray dog, I kept … Continue reading From the Desk of Douglas Dowland: A Stray Dog and a Story of America
Colin Burgess is the author of several books on spaceflight, including Shattered Dreams: The Lost and Cancelled Space Missions (Nebraska, 2019), Footprints in the Dust: The Epic Voyages of Apollo, 1969–1975 (Nebraska, 2010), and Teacher in Space: Christa McAuliffe and the Challenger Legacy … Continue reading Neil Armstrong: Just Too Good a Pilot?
Robert Aquinas McNally is the author of The Modoc War: A Story of Genocide at the Dawn of America’s Gilded Age (Bison Books, 2017), which won a 2018 Commonwealth Club of California’s gold medal for the year’s best book on … Continue reading California Governor Opens the Door on Native Genocide in the State’s Closet and Apologizes
David Naze is the dean of academic excellence and support at Joliet Junior College. His book Reclaiming 42: Public Memory and the Reframing of Jackie Robinson’s Radical Legacy is available now. What Would Jackie Robinson Think? In April 2019, Chicago White … Continue reading From the Desk of David Naze: What Would Jackie Robinson Think?
Tom Gannon is an Associate Professor of English and Ethnic Studies at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, author of Skylark Meets Meadowlark: Reimagining the Bird in British Romantic and Contemporary Native American Literature (Nebraska, 2009), and an enrolled member of the Cheyenne … Continue reading New Laurels for the Joy of Native Poetry
Jacqueline Vanhoutte is a University Distinguished Teaching Professor at the University of North Texas, where she also chairs the English Department. She received her B.A. from Carleton College and her Ph.D. from the University of Washington. Jacque has published on … Continue reading From the Desk of Jacqueline Vanhoutte: Perceptions of Female Rule, Then and Now
Mark Spitzer is an associate professor of writing at the University of Central Arkansas. He is the author of more than twenty-five books, including Season of the Gar: Adventures in Pursuit of America’s Most Misunderstood Fish and Beautifully Grotesque Fish of the American West (Nebraska, … Continue reading Where in the Monster-Fish World Is Mark Spitzer?
Serin D. Houston is an assistant professor of geography and international relations at Mount Holyoke College. Her new book Imagining Seattle: Social Values in Urban Governance is now available. I grew up in rural, northern Vermont, a place where the rolling … Continue reading From the Desk of Serin D. Houston: Exploring a Storied Landscape
Hilary Malatino is an assistant professor of women’s, gender, and sexuality studies at Pennsylvania State University and core faculty in the Rock Ethics Institute. Their new book Queer Embodiment: Monstrosity, Medical Violence, and Intersex Experience is available now. If there’s anything I’ve learned … Continue reading From the Desk of Hilary Malatino: The Erasure and Exclusion of Intersex Bodies