From the Desk of Lina del Castillo: “Colonial Legacies” of Latin America

Lina del Castillo is an assistant professor of history and Latin American studies at the University of Texas at Austin. She is the author of Crafting a Republic for the World Scientific, Geographic, and Historiographic Inventions of Colombia (June 2018).   For generations, … Continue reading From the Desk of Lina del Castillo: “Colonial Legacies” of Latin America

From the Desk of Rosalyn LaPier: “Of course, there is a tipi on the cover!”

Rosalyn LaPier is an associate professor in the Environmental Studies Program at the University of Montana and a research associate at the National Museum of Natural History.  Her book Invisible Reality: Storytellers, Storytakers, and the Supernatural World of the Blackfeet (Nebraska, 2017) … Continue reading From the Desk of Rosalyn LaPier: “Of course, there is a tipi on the cover!”

From the Desk of James Nichols: Of Borders and Birthers

James David Nichols is an assistant professor of history at City University of New York, Queensborough Community College. His new book, The Limits of Liberty: Mobility and the Making of the Eastern U.S.-Mexico Border (July 2018), chronicles the formation of the U.S.-Mexico border from a … Continue reading From the Desk of James Nichols: Of Borders and Birthers

From the Desk of Laurel Zwissler: The Relationship between Religion and Politics

Laurel Zwissler is an assistant professor in the Philosophy and Religion Department at Central Michigan University. Her new book Religious, Feminist, Activist: Cosmologies of Interconnection (Nebraska, 2018) investigates the political and religious identities of women who understand their social-justice activism as religiously motivated.  … Continue reading From the Desk of Laurel Zwissler: The Relationship between Religion and Politics