Published Books

Columbian College faculty are filling the bookshelves with prolific scholarly publications on an array of fascinating topics. The following is a sampling of our faculty’s recently published books.

Sketching for Architecture + Interior Design book cover

Sketching for Architecture + Interior Design

July 01, 2015

Stephanie Travis, director of the Interior Architecture and Design Program, authored and illustrated this practical guide for students in the increasingly computer-based fields of interior design and architecture who wish to develop the fundamental art of freehand sketching.

The Biopolitics of Disability

The Biopolitics of Disability

June 02, 2015

David Mitchell, professor of English, co-authored this book which explores how disability subjectivities create new forms of embodied knowledge and collective consciousness. The Biopolitics of Disability discusses the labor of living in "non-productive" bodies within late capitalism.

Stone: An Ecology of the Inhuman

Stone: An Ecology of the Inhuman

May 06, 2015

Jeffrey Cohen, professor of English and human services, argues that stone’s endurance is also an invitation to apprehend the world in other than human terms. Stone maps the force, vivacity, and stories within our most mundane matter, stone.

Cover of The Public Sector R&D Enterprise by Peter Linquiti

The Public Sector R&D Enterprise

April 24, 2015

Peter Linquiti, associate professor of Environmental Resource Policy, provides students and practitioners alike with a primer on how government R&D programs actually work and a sophisticated methodology for valuing R&D investments before they are made.

It's Been Beautiful

It's Been Beautiful: Soul! and Black Power Television

March 31, 2015

Gayle Wald, professor of English, examines the first African American black variety television program, "Soul!," which was influential in expressing the diversity of black popular culture, thought and politics, as well as helping to create the notion of black community.

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A Poverty of Words

March 06, 2015

Frederick Pollack, adjunct professor of creative writing, authored this collection of poems that were hand-selected from his manuscripts. Representing years of dedicated writing, this book contains poems that highlight opinions and observations on a variety of topics.

Oxford Handbook of Roman Sculpture

The Oxford Handbook of Roman Sculpture

February 03, 2015

Elise A. Friedland, associate professor of classics and art history, contributes to this handbook which analyzes sculptures from regions throughout the Roman Empire and emphasizes various approaches to the study of Roman sculpture.

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Handbook of the Economics of International Migration

January 19, 2015

Barry Chiswick, professor of international affairs and economics, edited this handbook which analyzes academia related to a wide range of topics from labor market outcomes to the effects of international migration on various aspects of income.

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La Divine Chanson

January 08, 2015

Abdourahman Waberi, assistant professor of French, authored this novel that delves into the life of an African American poet, singer, and songwriter born in Chicago in 1949.

Moses in Corinth

Moses in Corinth: The Apologetic Context of 2 Corinthians 3

January 01, 2015

Paul B. Duff, professor of religion, examines the puzzling imagery surrounding Moses in Paul’s 2 Corinthians 3. While commonly believed to be a reaction to the Jewish missionaries dubbed “super-apostles,” Duff argues that the imagery instead functions as part of Paul’s apologia, a defense created by the apostle to refute suspicions about his honesty and integrity.

Liberty, Equality, and Power: A History of the American People

Liberty, Equality, Power: A History of the American People

January 01, 2015

Associate Professor History Denver Brunsman co-authored this text which explores how pop-culture reflects the transformation of the United States into the most powerful industrial nation on earth.

Portraits of the Queen Mother

Portraits of the Queen Mother: Polemics, Panegyrics, Letters

October 31, 2014

Leah Chang, associate professor of French, and co-author Katherine Kong study and translate various documents from letters to diplomatic reports related to Catherine de Medicis.

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On the Very Edge

October 23, 2014

Lilien Robinson, professor of art history, contributes to this work, which compiles fourteen empirical and comparative essays about modernism in the architecture, visual arts, and literature of interwar Serbia (1918-1941).

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October 01, 2014

Michelle Frankfurter, adjunct professor of new media photojournalism, seeks to capture through photography the experience of undocumented Central American migrants and their perilous journey in pursuit of a better life.

Picture of book cover Making Law and Court count

Making Law and Courts Research Relevant

September 25, 2014

In his esteemed book, Brandon Bartels, associate professor of political science, argues that research can be more directly relevant to broader audiences outside of academia.