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May 19, 2017

Stanford University Press is out and about in the Bay Area in the coming weeks

Stanford University Press

Stanford University Press will have a booth in this year's Oakland Book Festival on Sunday, May 21. We'll be there all day in the plaza in front of the City Hall from 11 AM to 6 PM.

Three of our authors will also be on panels at the Festival. They are Nicole Gonzalez Van Cleve (Crook County), Dan Norland (editor of Witnesses of the Unseen), and Jan English-Lueck (Cultures@Silicon Valley, Second Edition).

Here are the details:


Oakland City Hall
1 Frank H. Ozawa Plaza
Oakland, CA 94612


11 AM - 12:15 PM

Title: Future of the Economy
Panelists: Jan English-Lueck, Natalie Foster, and Sean Kline
Moderated by: Josh Cohen, Brishen Rogers
Presented by: Boston Review
Location: Hearing Room 4 (Oakland City Hall)
Description: Technological advances used to lead to new jobs, higher wages, and improved standards of living. Today, however, globalization and accelerated automation are killing American jobs and making its workers redundant, while new wealth is moving to the already wealthy. What is to be done?

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Title: From Crook County to Guantanamo Bay: Race, Terror, Injustice
Panelists: Nicole Gonzalez Van Cleve and Daniel Norland
Moderated by: Eric Aragon
Presented by: Stanford University Press
Location: Hearing Room 1 (Oakland City Hall)
Description: Michel Foucault famously described prison as “the detestable solution, which one seems unable to do without.” On this panel, a professor of criminal justice and the editor of a first-person account of imprisonment in Guantanamo Bay bring their experience and work to bear on the problem of prison, the detestable solution it proposes, and the excruciating denial of justice it delivers. 

We will also have a booth at the Bay Area Book Festival in downtown Berkeley on Saturday, June 3 and Sunday, June 4. 

Stop by and stock up on some great reads for the summer at either event. Both are free and open to the public.


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