Polygyny: What It Means When African American Muslim Women Share Their Husbands

"Captivating, provocative, and groundbreaking. Taking up the mandate that women's realities matter, Majeed writes with depth and analytical rigor about a topic we have scarcely begun to understand."—Amina Wadud, author of Inside The Gender Jihad "Tackles the contours and intimacies of a much practiced but seldom spoken about quasi-marriage that leaves women without legal support. … Continue reading Polygyny: What It Means When African American Muslim Women Share Their Husbands

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Drug Trafficking, Organized Crime, and Violence in the Americas Today

"A first-rate update on the state of the long-fought hemispheric 'war on drugs.' It is particularly timely, as the perception that the war is lost and needs to be changed has never been stronger in Latin and North America."—Paul Gootenberg, author of Andean Cocaine: The Making of a Global Drug "A must-read volume for policy … Continue reading Drug Trafficking, Organized Crime, and Violence in the Americas Today

Awards Announcement: Our Authors’ Recent Wins

The University Press of Florida proudly presents our most recent award-winning titles and authors! . Island Bodies: Transgressive Sexualities in the Caribbean Imagination by Rosamond King has won the 2015 Caribbean Studies Association Gordon K. and Sybil Lewis Prize for the best book about the Caribbean. . . . . Simone James Alexander has won the 2015 … Continue reading Awards Announcement: Our Authors’ Recent Wins

Fifty Years of Justice

Today we are pleased to announce the publication of Fifty Years of Justice: A History of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida by James Michael Denham, professor of history at Florida Southern College and the director of the Lawton M. Chiles Center for Florida History. The U.S. District Court for the Middle District of … Continue reading Fifty Years of Justice

Gatorbytes Behind-the-Story: The Disease Detectives

In April, the University of Florida and the University Press of Florida launched Gatorbytes, a digital book series following the innovative research taking place at UF. Intended to pique the interests of the intellectually curious and to share the stories behind the discoveries being made at UF, the books are written by professional journalists.  “They know how to … Continue reading Gatorbytes Behind-the-Story: The Disease Detectives

They Dared to Dream

They Dared to Dream: Florida Women Who Shaped History by Doris Weatherford with the Florida Commission on the Status of Women Foundation, Inc. . From prehistoric times to the space age, the female half of the population has made giant, but too often unacknowledged, contributions to Florida history. Countless women have overcome great obstacles and … Continue reading They Dared to Dream

Florida Anthropological Society Meeting 2015 Recap

Last month, our Director of Sales and Marketing, Romi Gutierrez, traveled to Sarasota to exhibit our Florida archaeology and anthropology books at the annual meeting of the Florida Anthropological Society. The meeting's theme was "The Many Faces of Florida, Past and Present," and keynote speaker Jerry Milanich—author of various books including his most recent work with co-author … Continue reading Florida Anthropological Society Meeting 2015 Recap