NYU Press

Aug 28

“I was once a linebacker-sized eighteen-year-old, too. What I knew then, what black people have been required to know, is that there are few things more dangerous than the perception that one is a danger.” — Jelani Cobb on Ferguson. (via newyorker)

(Source: newyorker.com, via newyorker)

Aug 12

Jason Whitesel’s Fat Gay Men, reviewed on Slate

"Billed as an ethnographic study, Fat Gay Men is as much a semi-comic romp as it is an academic treatise. It’s also more than a little sad.”
—Mark Joseph Stern, Slate Book Review

#gilttech's Recommended Reads for the Dog Days of Summer -

"If you enjoy collecting trivia about wiseacres and eccentrics, this is the perfect summer read."

—Lauri Apple of Gilt Techon Pranksters: Making Mischief in the Modern World

Aug 11


Talking food history and politics with NPR -


In this All Things Considered, I got to talk food politics, gender and the history of vegetarianism with Neda Ulaby.

Listen to Kyla Wazana Tompkins, author of Racial Indigestion: Eating Bodies in the 19th Centurytalk food politics on NPR!

Aug 07

Read a F*cking Book: Late Summer Reading For Queers and Feminists -

Juana María Rodríguez’s Sexual Futures, Queer Gestures, and Other Latina Longings is sitting pretty—alongside Roxane Gay’s Bad Feminist—in this stellar roundup

Aug 04

For your food studies library: Books that Cook -

Books that Cook (available August 7th from NYU Press) was just featured on Marion Nestle’s blog, Food Politics! 

Jul 31

“Activism is an engagement with the hauntings of history, a dialogue between the memories of the past and the imaginings of the future manifested through the acts of our own present yearnings. It is an encounter with the ghosts that reside within and inhabit the symbolic and geographic spaces that shape our worlds.” — Juana Maria Rodriguez, Queer Latinidad: Identity Practices, Discursive Spaces 

(Source: reclaimingthelatinatag, via fckthestate)

Jul 16


The cover of our new book, The Traumatic Colonel features the death mask of Aaron Burr—from the incredible Laurence Hutton Collection of Life and Death Masks at Princeton University Library.

Love it as much as we do? Browse the collection online, which includes high-quality photos of life and death masks from historical figures like Abraham Lincoln, Napoleon, Shakespeare, and more!

Jul 11

If You Read This, You Might Never Drink a Latte Again -

For all the latte-drinking liberals in the house…

Kyla Wazana Tompkins, author of Racial Indigestion: Eating Bodies in the 19th Century, dispels the notion that lattes are a sign of privilege (and does so in the New York Times, no less!).

Jul 08

Sexual Futures, Queer Gestures, and Other Latina Longings

Juana María Rodríguez
July 2014, Paper
9780814764923, $24.00

Read the introduction here.

Fat Gay Men: Girth, Mirth, and the Politics of Stigma

Jason Whitesel
July 2014, Paper
9780814724125, $22.00

Read the introduction here.

Jul 07


Kids Gone Wild: From Rainbow Parties to Sexting, Understanding the Hype Over Teen Sex

Joel Best and Kathleen A. Bogle
August 2014, Cloth
9780814760734, $24.95

Read the introduction here

Jun 24

“‘The Fault in Our Stars’ is not a group of teenagers with cancer; it is a representation of teenagers with cancer. We are enraptured by it because it signifies suffering but it is not the real thing, giving us a vicarious ‘fantasy of witnessing’ tragedy. We insist that we are seeing heartbreak.” — Jodi Eichler-Levine, author of Suffer the Little Children

Jun 16


Straights: Heterosexuality in Post-Closeted Culture

James Joseph Dean
August 2014, Paper
9780814764596, $26.00

Read the introduction here.