December FGCU Author Series

Congratulations to Dr. Nicola Foote, our 10th honoree in the FGCU Author Series of recently published books authored by FGCU faculty and staff! Edited by Dr. Foote, The Caribbean History Reader will be featured on the Library homepage during the month of December and will be displayed on a poster on the first floor of Library West in the New Books Area.

Dr. Foote is an Associate Professor of Latin American History at FGCU, and has served as the founding director of the University’s MA program in History since 2007. Her research interests include Latin America and the Caribbean; race, racism and racial theory; women and gender; nationalism and national identity; and migration and Diaspora. In addition to The Caribbean History Reader, Dr. Foote co-edited the book  Military Struggle and Identity Formation in Latin America: Race, Nation and Community, 1850-1950, 2nd ed., which was nominated for the Society for Military History Distinguished Book Award. In October of this year, she brought leading historians from around the world to FGCU for a one-day academic symposium entitled New Directions in the Social and Political History of Colombia and Latin America. The symposium was held in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month and included a panel featuring FGCU students’ contributions to research in Latin American history.

Each month a recent book authored by FGCU staff or faculty is selected, presented by an accompanying poster, and featured on the Library’s website. Everyone is encouraged to view the display of our FGCU authors’ recent works. Any of the Author Series books in the Main Collection are available for check out. Authors are encouraged to donate a copy of their book(s) to the Library by contacting their subject specialist.