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#TurnItUP with University Presses: Little-Known Stories and Unheard Voices
Saturday, November 17 @ 5:00 pm
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States
University presses play a vital role in book publishing, but many people don’t know how their work differs from that of larger publishers. University press directors and authors will talk about how UPs strive to amplify voices, disciplines, and communities of diverse types. University presses publish authors from around the world and right here at home in southern Florida, writing on subjects that are broad, niche, and every level of inquiry in between. Without university presses, many of these authors or subjects would not be heard so clearly in the marketplace of ideas. This panel is presented as part of UP Week, with the theme this year of #TurnItUP, celebrating the work UPs do to ensure unheard voices and little-known stories are not lost in our culture. Lisa Bayer, Director of the University of Georgia Press; Jorge Duany, Ph.D., Director of the Cuban Research Institute and Professor of Anthropology in the Department of Global & Sociocultural Studies at Florida International University; Meri-Jane Rochelson, professor emerita of English at Florida International University and author of Eli’s Story: A Twentieth-Century Jewish Life. Moderated by Romi Gutierrez, Associate Director of Sales and Marketing at the University Press of Florida.