What Our Contributors Have Been Up To


Each year we ask our contributors to tell us what else they have been writing, publishing, or otherwise working on.  Incredibly, as it turns out, the writers of ToM do not spend all of their time working on material for this site.  In fact, their work has been landing in the esteemed pages of The NationDissent and more, while our friends at the South El Monte Arts Posse’s East of East project has been blowing up both at ToM and KCET.

Below you will find the latest news from some of our contributors and links to some great pieces.  If you’re a ToM contributor and would like to add something to the list, hit us up.

Alex’s essay “Atlanta’s Beltline Meets the Voters,” based on a 2012 ToM piece, will be part of the forthcoming City by City: Dispatches from the American Metropolis (May 2015) anthology from n+1. You can also check out:

Eric Frith: “Charity or Justice? Pope Francis Revisits Liberation Theology,” Dissent (September 24, 2014).

Adam Gallagher:

Adam Goodman: “A Long Series of Uncertainties,” The Nation (September 3, 2014).

Romeo Guzman: “My Father’s Charreria, My Rodeo,” BOOM: A Journal of California (Spring 2014).

Carribean Fragoza:

Larry Grubbs started the blog Matters of Sense, which got a lot of attention when it published LG’s piece on the history of the craft brew industry in Atlanta.  He was even interviewed for a segment by NPR affiliate WABE: “Progress by the Pint: Atlanta’s Craft Beer Renaissance” (Oct. 23, 2014).

Brian Ingrassia: “Manhood or Masculinity: The Historiography of Manliness in American Sport” in A Companion to American Sport History (Wiley Blackwell Companions to American History), ed. Steven A. Riess (Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell, 2014): 479-499.

Troy Araiza Kokinis traveled to Argentina and Uruguay last summer to carry out preliminary research for his PhD dissertation project, called “Anarchism and Armed Struggle in Midcentury Rio de la Plata.” In May 2015 he will present on a panel at the Latin American Studies Association annual conference in San Juan, Puerto Rico. His paper examines perceptions of Basques in the transnational Hispanidad movement, specifically focusing on immigrants in the interior of Argentina. In his free time, he has been playing bass in New Ruin, an Inland Empire-based post-punk band, with fellow UCSD graduate student and childhood friend, Kevan Aguilar.

Ryan recently did an interview with SCPR about the culture of swimming pools in Southern California.  He also published the following pieces as part of his Intersections column at KCET:

Lauren MacIvor Thompson: