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NEWS

Larin McLaughlin has been appointed Editor in Chief, effective March 31, 2014. Larin will be coming to us from the University of Illinois Press, where she currently serves as Senior Acquisitions Editor.  She joined the AAUP community in 2005 as Assistant to the Editor in Chief at SUNY Press, where she was quickly promoted to Acquisitions Editor. Larin holds a B.A. in English from Georgetown University as well as an M.A. and Ph.C. (ABD) in English and a Graduate Certificate in Women’s Studies from the University of Washington.

Puja Telikicherla Boyd will be joining us on April 2, 2014 as our Intellectual Property Manager. Puja previously held this position at Georgetown University Press. She brings contracts and rights and other valuable publishing experience from positions held at the Brookings Institution Press, DK Publishing (Penguin Group), and NYU Press.  Puja holds a B.A. in Communication Studies and an M.A. in Media Ecology from NYU.

REVIEW HIGHLIGHTS

Behind the Curve: Science and the Politics of Global Warming
By Joshua P. Howe
“Howe’s strong insight into how individuals, institutions, and governments interact produces a fascinating yet distressing story, proving that despite its aspirations towardobjectivity, applied science historically is a flawed, human tale approaching a classical tragedy.”–Publisher’s Weekly


Pests in the City: Flies, Bedbugs, Cockroaches, and Rats
By Dawn Day Biehler
“Pests in the City demonstrates that wonderful studies can emerge from extremely mundane origins. Throughout much of the 20th century, flies, bedbugs, cockroaches, and rats exploited niches within urban ecologies of the United States. Their continued presence challenged authorities and citizens alike. In her meticulous and thoughtful analysis of urban environmental injustice, Biehler deftly illustrates how these pests continue to undermine aspirations for modern and healthy living conditions for all.” —Science


Troubling Borders: An Anthology of Art and Literature by Southeast Asian Women in the Diaspora
Edited by Isabelle Thuy Pelaud, Lan Duong, Mariam B. Lam, and Kathy L. Nguyen
“The anthology is possibly the first of its kind to integrate visual art and literature spanning multiple generations and nationalities. The combination of image with texts complementing and conversing with each other provides a textured, layered engagement with the subject matter.” —Art Radar Journal

UPCOMING EVENTS

Mark Fiege, author of The Republic of Nature: An Environmental History of the United States,  Oregon Historical Society, March 10 at 7:00 p.m.

Isabelle Thuy Pelaud et al., editors of Troubling Borders: An Anthology of Art and Literature by Southeast Asian Women in the Diaspora, San Francisco State University Poetry Center, March 12 at 12:30 p.m.

Dawn Biehler, author of Pests in the City: Flies, Bedbugs, Cockroaches, and Rats, Washington DC Public Library, March 18, 7:30 p.m.

Brad Evans, co-editor of Return to the Land of the Head Hunters: Edward S. Curtis, the Kwakwaka’wakw, and the Making of Modern CinemaSeattle Public Library, March 22, 2 p.m.

The University of Washington Press has a number of author signings lined up for next week’s American Society for Environmental History meeting in San Francisco. Stay tuned for our a full schedule of signings!

NEW BOOKS

Return to the Land of the Head Hunters: Edward S. Curtis, the Kwakwaka’wakw, and the Making of Modern Cinema
Edited by Brad Evans and Aaron Glass

The first silent feature film with an “all Indian” cast and a surviving original orchestral score, Edward Curtis’s 1914 In the Land of the Head Hunters was a landmark of early cinema. In recognition of the film’s centennial, and alongside the release of a restored version, this book brings together leading anthropologists, Native American authorities, artists, musicians, literary scholars, and film historians to reassess the film and its legacy.

Behind the Curve: Science and the Politics of Global Warming
By Joshua P. Howe

The book follows the story of rising CO2—illustrated by the now famous Keeling Curve—through a number of historical contexts, highlighting the relationships among scientists, environmentalists, and politicians as those relationships changed over time.


America Is in the Heart: A Personal History
By Carlos Bulosan
With a new introduction by Marilyn C. Alquizola and Lane Ryo Hirabayashi

First published in 1946, this classic memoir by well-known Filipino poet Carlos Bulosan describes his boyhood in the Philippines, his voyage to America, and his years of hardship and despair as an itinerant laborer following the harvest trail in the rural West.


Nisei Daughter
By Monica Sone
With a new introduction by Marie Rose Wong

With charm, humor, and deep understanding, Monica Sone tells what it was like to grow up Japanese American on Seattle’s waterfront in the 1930s and to be subjected to “relocation” during World War II.

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