From the Desk of Julija Šukys: The Anxiety of Publishing Family Stories

Julija Šukys is an associate professor of creative nonfiction at the University of Missouri, Columbia. She is the author of Epistolophilia: Writing the Life of Ona Šimaitė (Nebraska, 2012) and Silence Is Death: The Life and Work of Tahar Djaout (Nebraska, 2007). Her book Siberian Exile: Blood, … Continue reading From the Desk of Julija Šukys: The Anxiety of Publishing Family Stories

From the Desk of Alison Rose Jefferson: Leisure, An Essential Component of Liberty

Alison Rose Jefferson is an independent scholar and heritage conservation consultant. She is also the author of the newly released Living the California Dream, African American Leisure Sites during the Jim Crow Era (January 2020). Meet Jefferson at Chevalier’s Books in Los … Continue reading From the Desk of Alison Rose Jefferson: Leisure, An Essential Component of Liberty

From the Desk of Judy Kem: Fatal Lovesickness in Early Modern France

Judy Kem is a professor of French at Wake Forest University. She is editor or author of three books in French studies, including Pathologies of Love: Medicine and the Woman Question in Early Modern France (Nebraska, 2019). Fatal Lovesickness in Early Modern … Continue reading From the Desk of Judy Kem: Fatal Lovesickness in Early Modern France

From the Desk of David Dunford: Why Experienced Diplomats Take Notes

David J. Dunford served three years as the U.S. ambassador to Oman and served four years, including during the 1990–91 Gulf War, as the deputy ambassador to Saudi Arabia. He is a member of the governing board of the University of Arizona’s Center for Middle East Studies. He has taught courses on the Arab-Israeli conflict and the Middle East business environment at the University of Arizona and has consulted for both the government and the private sector on Middle East issues. He is the coauthor of Talking to Strangers: The Struggle to Rebuild Iraq’s Foreign Ministry. He divides his time between Tucson and Durango. He … Continue reading From the Desk of David Dunford: Why Experienced Diplomats Take Notes

From the Desk of Marilyn Irvin Holt: Writers are People Too

Marilyn Irvin Holt is an independent historian and writer. She is the author of several books, including Linoleum, Better Babies, and the Modern Farm Woman, 1890–1930 (Nebraska, 2006), The Orphan Trains: Placing Out in America (Nebraska, 1992), and her latest, Nebraska during the New Deal: The … Continue reading From the Desk of Marilyn Irvin Holt: Writers are People Too