After 9/11, there was both an increase in hate crimes and government policies that targeted Arabs and Muslims and an increase in sympathetic representations of Arab and Muslim Americans in the U.S. media. 

Evelyn Alsultany examines this paradox in her book, Arabs and Muslims in the Media: Race and Representation after 9/11

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

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.


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!