Welcome to our weekly roundup of news from university presses! Once again, there is a lot to share this week from our fellow academic publishing houses and much to learn on What SUP at the social university presses. From modern day slavery to human trafficking to the famous Amanda Knox case, we have a full lineup of stories for you. What did you read this week?
This week, Columbia University Press is highlighting a book on slavery in the modern day and ponders the question of how to put an end to it. You can also read an excerpt from the book.
Duke University Press chats with Denise Brennan, a professor an anthropology at Georgetown University, about human trafficking in the United States as well as on immigrant and labor reform.
Fordham University commemorates the work of their late academic publishing editor Helen Tartar and has established the Helen Tartar Memorial Fund to continue her work and preserve her legacy.
To celebrate April Fool’s Day earlier this week, NYU Press interviewed Kembrew McLeod on the history of pranks in America, what defines a prank, and more. (It’s no joke!)
Our friends at Harvard University Press examine corruption in America from the time of Benjamin Franklin to this week’s McCutcheon v. FEC ruling.
Forty-six years ago today, Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in Memphis, TN. Indiana University Press shares its podcast discussion with author Jennifer J. Yanco on how people today misremember King’s legacy.
April is National Poetry Month and John Hopkins University Press speaks with poet X.J. Kennedy about his work and poetry’s place in his life.
Temple University Press celebrates Philadelphia and its mural art that has cropped up in the city over the last thirty years.
Stanford University Press looks at Austin Sarat’s new book Gruesome Spectacles: Botched Executions and American Death Penalty which unravels the ethical repercussions of capital punishment.
Oxford University Press examines the legality and likelihood of Amanda Knox’s extradition to Italy if her appeal is thrown out and she is found guilty in absentia for the murder of roommate Meredith Kercher.
Princeton University Press talks to Michael Scott, classics and ancient history professor and television presenter for documentaries in National Geographic, the History Channel, Nova and the BBC. He discusses his new book about Delphi in Ancient Greece and you can read an excerpt from the book here.