“Cultures of Resistance” is a new book series in the field of Black Studies that seeks to expand traditional understandings of the forums and mechanisms of activism. It will include an exploration of cultural production and its role in generating, shaping, and sustaining the pursuit of social justice and social change. Books in the series will explore the multiple venues where political action occurs, not just through traditional protest or at the ballot box, but through the art, music, literature, cultural expression, and ideas of ordinary people in struggle.
This interdisciplinary series will include topics from across the humanities. Geographically, series editors are interested in manuscripts that examine cultures of resistance in the United States and all parts of the African Diaspora. The editors are especially interested in work of engaged scholarship that has the potential to reach a broad audience. They are open not only to traditional monographs, but also digital projects and other forms of innovative storytelling. Intersectional perspectives are encouraged.
Courtney R. Baker is an associate professor of English at the University of California, Riverside. A specialist on the impact of visual culture in Black life, she has written academic and popular essays on African American film, the history of the image in African American activism, and the ethics of narratives about death. She is the author of Humane Insight: Looking at Images of African-American Suffering and Death.
Tyina Steptoe is an associate professor of history at the University of Arizona. Her research examines race, gender, and popular culture, with a focus on music and urban soundscapes. She is the author of the award-winning book, Houston Bound: Culture and Color in a Jim Crow City .
Qiana Whitted is a professor of English and African American studies at the University of South Carolina where her research examines representations of race, history, and social identity in comics and graphic novels. She is the author of EC Comics: Race, Shock, and Social Protest and is also editor of Inks: The Journal of Comics Studies Society and chair of the International Comics Arts Forum.
Authors interested in submitting proposals should review the submission guidelines at uscpress.com and contact:
Courtney R. Baker, series editor (firstname.lastname@example.org);
Tyina Steptoe, series editor (email@example.com);
Qiana Whitted, series editor (firstname.lastname@example.org); or
Ehren Foley, SC Press acquisitions editor (email@example.com).