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.

Writing Neoliberal Values: Rhetorical Connectivities and Globalized Capitalism

Writing Neoliberal Values: Rhetorical Connectivities and Globalized Capitalism

October 06, 2015

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.

Life After Death, Resurrection, Judgement, and the Final Destiny of the Soul: Volume 1

Life After Death, Resurrection, Judgment, and the Final Destiny of the Soul: Volume 1

October 01, 2015

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.

Finale: A Novel of the Reagan Years

Finale: A Novel of the Reagan Years

September 15, 2015

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.

Handbook of Practical Program Evaluation

Handbook of Practical Program Evaluation

August 31, 2015

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.

Fundraising Principles and Practices

Fundraising: Principles and Practice

August 20, 2015

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.

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.

A Poverty of Words by Fred Pollack

A Poverty of Words

March 06, 2015

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.

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.

Handbook of the Economics of International Migration Cover

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.

La Divine Chanson Cover

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.