From the Desk of Brenden W. Rensink: Engaging the Present with the Past

Brenden W. Rensink is Associate Director of the Charles Redd Center for Western Studies and Associate Professor of History at Brigham Young University. He is author of the award-winning book Native but Foreign: Indigenous Immigrants and Refugees in the North … Continue reading From the Desk of Brenden W. Rensink: Engaging the Present with the Past

From the Desk of Jessica Cherry: Polar Exploration Is for Everyone

Jessica Cherry is a geoscientist, writer, aerial photographer, and commercial airplane pilot living in Anchorage, Alaska. She wrote a literary column for the alternative weekly Anchorage Press from 2019-2022. She is coeditor of Wheels on Ice: Stories of Cycling in Alaska … Continue reading From the Desk of Jessica Cherry: Polar Exploration Is for Everyone

From the Desk of Alicia Gutierrez-Romine: What the History of Abortion Should Teach Us

Alicia Gutierrez-Romine is an assistant professor of history at La Sierra University. She is the author of From Back Alley to the Border: Criminal Abortion in California, 1920-1969 (Nebraska, 2020). In 2015, on the first major research trip for my doctoral … Continue reading From the Desk of Alicia Gutierrez-Romine: What the History of Abortion Should Teach Us

From the Desk of Mary Ehrlander: The Success of the Walter Harper Project

Mary F. Ehrlander is a Professor Emeritus of History and Arctic & Northern Studies at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. She is the author of Walter Harper, Alaska Native Son (Bison Books, 2017), Equal Educational Opportunity: Brown’s Elusive Mandate and coauthor of Education Reform in the … Continue reading From the Desk of Mary Ehrlander: The Success of the Walter Harper Project

From the Desk of Annette B. Dunlap: Discovering First Lady Lou Henry Hoover

Annette B. Dunlap is an independent scholar and journalist. She is the author of Frank: The Story of Frances Folsom Cleveland, America’s Youngest First Lady; The Gambler’s Daughter: A Personal and Social History; and Charles Gates Dawes: A Life. Her newest book, A Woman … Continue reading From the Desk of Annette B. Dunlap: Discovering First Lady Lou Henry Hoover

From the Desk of Suzanne Roberts: There’s No Such Thing as Writer’s Block, Writing Inspiration in 6 Easy Tips

Suzanne Roberts is the author of Animal Bodies: On Death, Desire, and Other Difficulties (Nebraska, 2022), Bad Tourist: Misadventures in Love and Travel (Nebraska, 2020), and Almost Somewhere: Twenty-Eight Days on the John Muir Trail (Bison Books, 2012), and four collections of poetry. Visit her … Continue reading From the Desk of Suzanne Roberts: There’s No Such Thing as Writer’s Block, Writing Inspiration in 6 Easy Tips

From the Desk of Joe Bonomo: Roger Angell, Legendary Writer

Joe Bonomo teaches in the Department of English at Northern Illinois University. He is the author or editor of numerous books, including Field Recordings from the Inside: Essays; Conversations with Greil Marcus; Sweat: The Story of the Fleshtones, America’s Garage Band; Jerry Lee Lewis: Lost … Continue reading From the Desk of Joe Bonomo: Roger Angell, Legendary Writer