Find Your Next Read on the UNC Press Presents Podcast

With recent episodes ranging from Haitian Vodou to Climate Change and natural disasters, you’ll be sure to learn something new or find your next read on the UNC Press Presents podcast. The podcast, produced in partnership with the New Books Network, features authors talking about their books & areas of expertise. In this post we’re highlighting a few of our most recent episodes but you can browse all episodes on the UNC Press Presents webpage, or wherever you get your podcasts.

Book cover for The Sandinista Revolution

Mateo Jarquín is in conversation with Katie Coldiron about his new book The Sandinista Revolution: A Global Latin American History

The Sandinista Revolution and its victory against the Somoza dictatorship in Nicaragua gripped the United States and the world in the 1980s. Mateo Jarquín recenters the revolution as a major episode in the history of Latin America, the international left, and the Cold War. Jarquín offers a sweeping analysis of the last left-wing revolution of the twentieth century, an overview of inter-American affairs in the 1980s, and an incisive look at the making of the post–Cold War order.

Book cover for Vodou En Vogue

Tune in for a conversation about Haitian Vodou with Eziaku Atuama Nwokocha, author of Vodou En Vogue: Fashioning Black Divinities in Haiti and the United States

In Haitian Vodou, spirits impact Black practitioners’ everyday lives, tightly connecting the sacred and the secular. Vodou En Vogue focuses on fashion and other forms of self-presentation and challenges and enriches understandings of Vodou and its place in Black religious experience but also of religion’s entanglements with gender and sexuality, race, and the material and spiritual realms.

Book cover for State of Disaster

In this episode Maria Cristina Garcia talks about her book State of Disaster: The Failure of U.S. Migration Policy in an Age of Climate Change

A 2023 Choice Outstanding Academic Title

In a world of climate change, U.S. refugee policy simply does not work. Garcia contends that the US must transform its outdated migration policies to address today’s realities. Climate change and natural disasters are here to stay, and much of the human devastation left in their wake is essentially a policy choice.