Hi FFPP Peeps,
Some of your institutions might subscribe to a service called Cabell’s that lists acceptance rates, time to publication, and other useful kinds of information. For those in the field of education who do not have access to this, I found this pretty comprehensive chart. It could be useful as a reminder of all the journals out there and for those who would like to cite acceptance rates for your tenure packets and CVs.
I contributed a chapter to the edited collection, The Strange Careers of the Jim Crow North: Segregation and Struggle outside the South, edited by Brian Purnell and Jeanne Theoharis (Brooklyn College), with Komozi Woodard (NYU Press, April 2019). My chapter is entitled, “Black Women as Activist Intellectuals: Ella Baker and Mae Mallory Combat Northern Jim Crow in New York City’s Public Schools during the 1950s.”Kristopher Burrell, Conversations in Black Freedom Studies, Schomburg Center, Jim Crow North
Devavani Chatterjea (PhD, MPH), Professor of Biology at Macalester College, has kindly shared her essay on reading primary literature in the scientific community. Thank you to Dr. Chatterjea!
Lara Saguisag (College of Staten Island), a 2014-15 FFPP Fellow, has won the Popular Culture Association’s Ray and Pat Browne Award for Best Single Work by One or More Author for Incorrigibles and Innocents: Constructing Childhood and Citizenship in Progressive Era Comics (Rutgers UP 2018). Lara has also been nominated for the Eisner award for Best Scholarly Work for Incorrigibles and Innocents.
Incorrigibles and Innocents examines the ways childhood was depicted and theorized in late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century comic strips. Drawing from and building on histories and theories of childhood, comics, and Progressive Era conceptualizations of citizenship and nationhood, Saguisag demonstrates that child characters in comic strips expressed and complicated contemporary notions of who had a right to claim membership in a modernizing, expanding nation.
Congratulations to Lara!
Congratulations to former FFPP Fellows Sarah C. Bishop (Baruch) and Seth Offenbach (Bronx Community College), for the publications of their new books! Our Community of Scholars is thrilled to celebrate the realization of your hard work.
Sarah’s book, Undocumented Storytellers: Narrating the Immigrant Rights Movement (Oxford UP, 2019) offers “a critical exploration of the ways undocumented immigrant activists harness the power of storytelling to mitigate the fear and uncertainty of life without legal status and to advocate for immigration reform. Sarah C. Bishop chronicles the ways young people uncover their lack of legal status experientially — through interactions with parents, in attempts to pursue rites of passage reserved for citizens, and as audiences of political and popular media. She provides both theoretical and pragmatic contextualization as activist narrators recount the experiences that influenced their decisions to cultivate public voices.”
And Seth’s The Conservative Movement and the Vietnam War: The Other Side of Vietnam (Routledge, 2019), explains how the conflict shaped modern conservatism. The war caused disputes between the pro-war anti-communists right and libertarian conservatives who opposed the war. At the same time, Christian evangelicals supported the war and began forming alliances with the mainstream, pro-war right. This enabled the formation of the New Right movement which came to dominate U.S. politics at the end of the twentieth century. The Conservative Movement and the Vietnam War explains the right’s changes between Barry Goldwater and Ronald Reagan.