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.

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.

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.

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.

Photo of book cover Inhuman nature

Inhuman Nature

September 23, 2014

Jeffery Jerome Cohen, professor of English, edited this collection of essays that explores the activity of the things, forces and relations that enable, sustain and operate indifferently to us.

Picture of book cover Presenting at Work

Presenting at Work: A Guide to Public Speaking in Professional Contexts

September 17, 2014

Christine Clapp, lecturer of communication, created this how-to guide that provides potent and practical tools, methods, and insights to master any workplace presentation scenario.

Photo of book cover Democracy's Double Edge

Democracy's Double-Edged Sword

August 22, 2014

Catie Snow Bailard, assistant professor of media and public affairs, argues that the Internet directly influences the ability of individuals to evaluate government performance, affects public satisfaction with the quality of available democratic practices and helps motivate political activity.

Orgies of Feeling: Melodrama and the Politics of Freedom

Orgies of Feeling: Melodrama and the Politics of Freedom

August 05, 2014

Elisabeth Anker, assistant professor of American studies and political science, argues that American politics is often influenced by melodrama narratives from cinema and literature. This book focuses on the role of melodrama in the news media and presidential speeches after 9/11.