Excerpt: Situational Identities along the Raiding Frontier of Colonial New Mexico

The following is an excerpt from Situational Identities along the Raiding Frontier of Colonial New Mexico (February 2018) by Jun U. Sunseri.  From Chapter 4: Hearthscape Tools Scraping a bit of beans from the edge of her wooden spoon, Eufemia had just … Continue reading Excerpt: Situational Identities along the Raiding Frontier of Colonial New Mexico

From the Desk of James Johnson: Great Reads Begin with Great Research

The following is from James W. Johnson, author of The Black Bruins: The Remarkable Lives of UCLA’S Jackie Robinson, Woody Strode, Tom Bradley, Kenny Washington, and Ray Bartlett (February 2018). Johnson is professor emeritus of journalism at the University of Arizona in Tucson.    Great … Continue reading From the Desk of James Johnson: Great Reads Begin with Great Research

From the Desk of Wendy Katz: The Surprising History of the Everyday American

The following is by Wendy Katz, editor of The Trans-Mississippi and International Expositions of 1898–1899: Art, Anthropology, and Popular Culture at the Fin de Siècle (February 2018). Many of the photos included below can be found at the Omaha Public Library—and Wendy … Continue reading From the Desk of Wendy Katz: The Surprising History of the Everyday American

From the Desk of Jim Thatcher: Your Data Is You, But It’s Not Your Own

The following is by Jim Thatcher, an editor of Thinking Big Data in Geography: New Regimes, New Research (April 2018). Thatcher is an assistant professor of geography at the University of Washington Tacoma. The past couple of weeks have seen a variety of … Continue reading From the Desk of Jim Thatcher: Your Data Is You, But It’s Not Your Own

Contemporary American Poetry, College Athletes, and Other March Books

Tayler Lord and Anna Weir are publicists at UNP who share a cubicle and cannot stop talking about books (or how cold it is in the said communal-cubicle). Today they also share their thoughts about a few upcoming titles they’re particularly excited about … Continue reading Contemporary American Poetry, College Athletes, and Other March Books