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Decades Later, Women in Academia Continue Lifting a Ton of Feathers

Lifting a Ton of Feathers: A Woman’s Guide to Surviving in the Academic World was published in 1993. It was originally intended not only as a survival guide, but as a way to help destroy some of the myths surrounding women’s career opportunities in the university. In this post, author Paula J. Caplan revists her book and explains why nearly 30 years on, many of the struggles women face in academia remain unchanged.

Isolation Reading for the Week of June 22

Every week we’re bringing you some great books chosen by our staff for your work-from-home reading. This week, Brittney Sutherland, our Production Coordinator, has chosen Youth, School, and Community: Participatory Institutional Ethnographies by Naomi Nichols as her staff pick. Enjoy!

Pride Month: The Struggle for Gay Rights Before Pride

It’s Pride Month, and to celebrate we’re reaching out to some of our UTP authors and asking them them to delve deeper into their books as well as share what Pride might look like this year. In our first post, Javier Samper Vendrell, author of the newly released The Seduction of Youth: Print Culture and Homosexual Rights in the Weimar Republic, looks at the history of gay rights and what lessons can be learned.

Solidarity in Protest: A New Textbook Highlighting Positive Social Change in Urban Costa Rica

Available this summer, Millennial Movements: Positive Social Change in Urban Costa Rica presents case studies of Costa Rican millennial leaders, and shows how youth activists in San José draw from global solutions to address the local problems inhabiting their city. In this post, author Karen Stocker delves into her new book and discusses some of the main strategies leaders in the book have and looks at the recent protests taking place in the United States and around the world.

In Memory of Father Edouard Alphonse Jeauneau

UTP was sad to hear about the passing of Father Edouard Alphonse Jeauneau, author of Rethinking the School of Chartres, Known for his good nature and exacting standards in life and in work, he will be missed and remembered fondly by those who worked with him at UTP. Our thoughts are with Father Jeauneau’s family and friends at this time. Here, translator of the book, Claude Paul Desmarais, shares his memories of working with Father Jeauneau.