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.
Rachel Reidner, professor of writing and women's studies, examines human-interest stories that circulate narratives about how markets, in alliance with nation-states, promote freedom and bring stability to previously marginalized people.
Mohammad Faghfoory, professor of Religion, translated and annotated this book exploring the concept of death in Islam, and the way the Islamic idea of an afterlife can shed light on living a good life.
Thomas Mallon, professor of English, brings the tumultuous Reagan administration to life, turning iconic political figures like Mikhail Gorbachev and Margaret Thatcher into brilliant characters and positioning Reagan as the most consequential and enigmatic president in modern times.
Kathryn Newcomer, professor of public policy and public administration, authored this book which provides tools for managers and evaluators to address questions about the performance of public and nonprofit programs.
Michael Worth, professor of nonprofit management, authored this book which offers experienced insight in an introduction to fundraising. The text covers a range of topics from corporate giving, donor motivations, fundraising techniques, and more.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Frederick Pollack, adjunct professor of creative writing, published a collection of 92 poems that combines themes of politics and metaphysics and is written in a style that is neither mainstream nor postmodernist.
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.
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.
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.
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.