Independent Bookshops

Independent bookshops are amazing spaces that can be comforting, inspiring, and transformative all at once. Even when I only mean to browse new releases and have no intention of buying a book, I inevitably find a treasure on the shelves to take home with me. Many independent bookshops offer reading groups, author signings, and other …

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AAUP 2016

Last week, I attended the Association of American University Presses 2016 Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This event provided a wonderful opportunity to learn about university presses and current trends in scholarly publishing. During the conference, I attended sessions on metrics and terminology, fostering diversity in the profession, and acquisitions editorial work. Overall, I enjoyed this event, and …

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American Born Chinese | Graphic Novel Review

Earlier this month, I created a summer reading list that would allow me to explore topics such as racism and discrimination through academic and non-academic works including young adult books and graphic novels. Last week, I decided to kick-off my summer reading with the graphic novel American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang  (2006). This work was a 2006 National Book …

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