Book Manuscript Workshops

What are Manuscript Workshops?

The Unit organizes book manuscript workshops for its Junior and Senior Faculty Fellows. The lively and rigorous exchanges have helped Fellows revise and hone their books in the critical final stages. Several books workshopped at the Unit have gone on to win prestigious prizes in their fields.

Previous Manuscript Workshops for Faculty Fellows

2019-2020

March 14, 2020 
Xiomara Verenice Cervantes-Gomez (Spanish & Portuguese)

Participants: Laura G. Gutiérrez (UT Austin), C. Riley Snorton (U Chicago), Lisa Dixon(Theatre), Fiona Ngô (Asian American Studies/Gender and Women’s Studies), Susan Koshy(English/Asian American Studies) 

 

December 11, 2020 
Julie Turnock (Media and Cinema Studies)

Participants: Dana Polan (NYU), Kristen Whissel (Berkeley), Ariel Rogers (Northwestern), Lilya Kaganovsky (Slavic/CWL/Cinema and Media Studies), Robert Rushing (French and Italian), Derek Long (College of Media), Jenny Oyallon-Koloski (College of Media), Susan Koshy (English/Asian American Studies) 

 

2018-2019

September 28, 2018 
Josue David Cisneros (Communication)

The Border Crossed Us: Rhetorics of Borders, Citizenship, and Latina/o Identity

 

The Border Crossed Us: Rhetorics of Borders, Citizenship, and Latina/o Identity (University Alabama Press)

Participants:   Lisa Cacho (Latina/Latino Studies), Nicholas De Genova (U of Houston), Radha Hegde (NYU), Jonathan Inda (Latina/Latino Studies), Susan Koshy (English/Asian American Studies), Gilberto Rosas (Anthropology/Latina/Latino Studies)

 

February 28, 2019
Brian Jefferson (Geography/GIS)

Digitize and Punish: Racial Criminalization in the Digital Age

Digitize and Punish: Racial Criminalization in the Digital Age (Univ Of Minnesota Press- April 7, 2020)

Participants: Lisa Cacho (Latina/Latino Studies), Virginia Eubanks (SUNY Albany), Jonathan Inda (Latina/Latino Studies), Karrie Karahalios (Computer Science), Susan Koshy (English/Asian American Studies)

 

April 22, 2019
Lila Sharif 
(Asian American Studies)

Participants: Tariq Ali (History), Jodi Byrd (English/Women's and Gender Studies), Yen Le Espiritu (UCSD), Susan Koshy (English/Asian American Studies,   Nadine Naber (UIC)                         


2017-2018 

May 4, 2018: 
Eric Pritchard (English)

Participants: Susan Koshy (English/Asian American Studies), Carmen Kynard (John Jay College of Criminal Justice), Alexis Pauline Gumbs (Duke)


2016-2017                                              

March 31, 2017: 
Sandra Ruiz (English/Latina/Latino Studies)

 

Ricanness: Enduring Time in Anticolonial Performance by Sandra Ruiz


Ricanness: Enduring Time in Anticolonial Performance 
(NYU Press, forthcoming July 2019)

Participants:   Lisa Cacho (Latina/Latino Studies), Jennifer Doyle (UC Riverside), Susan Koshy (English/Asian American Studies), Ramon H. Rivera-Servera (Northwestern), Siobhan Somerville (English/GWS)


2015-2016

September 11, 2015: 
Tariq Ali (History)

 

A Local History of Global Capital: Jute and Peasant Life in the Bengal Delta by Ali


A Local History of Global Capital: Jute and Peasant Life in the Bengal Delta (Princeton UP, 2018)

Participants: Erica Beckman (Spanish and Portuguese), Antoinette Burton (History), Douglas Haynes (Dartmouth, History), Susan Koshy (English/Asian American Studies), Mark Steinberg (History)   

                                   

November 6, 2015:
Rini Bhattacharya Mehta (Comparative and World Literature)

Unruly Cinema

Unruly Cinema: History, Politics, and Bollywood (University of Illinois Press; 1st edition, June 22, 2020)

Participants:  Antoinette Burton (History), Priya Joshi (Temple), Lilya Kaganovsky (Comparative and World Literarure, Slavic Languages and Literatures), Susan Koshy (English/Asian American Studies), Rob Rushing (French & Italian), Julie Turnock (MACS)

 

April 1, 2016:
Michael Silvers (Ethnomusicology)

 

Voices of Drought: The Politics of Music and Environment in Northeastern Brazil 

 

Voices of Drought: The Politics of Music and Environment in Northeastern Brazil (University of Illinois Press, 2018)

Participants:   Donna Buchanan (Music), Marc Hertzman (History), Alejandro Madrid (Cornell), Susan Koshy (English/Asian American Studies), Gabriel Solis (Music), Deborah Wong (UC Riverside)

 

April 22, 2016:
Derrick Spires (English)

 

The Practice of Citizenship: Black Politics and Print Culture in the Early United States

 

The Practice of Citizenship: Black Politics and Print Culture in the Early United States
(Penn Press, February 2019)

Participants:   John Ernest (U of Delaware), Susan Koshy (English/Asian American Studies), Justine Murison (English), Gilberto Rosas (Anthropology), Ivy Wilson (Northwestern)