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.
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, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.