Recent Faculty Books

On the Very Edge

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).

Portraits of the Queen Mother: Polemics, Panegyrics, Letters

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.

Handbook of the Economics of International Migration

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.

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

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.


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



At the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, we foster discovery and creativity in the arts, humanities, social sciences and natural sciences. As a premier research facility, students work side-by-side with faculty in labs, classrooms and the field to uncover new questions and answer age-old mysteries.

Our departments are actively engaged in cutting-edge research initiatives, partnering with prestigious institutes and foundations. Through the constant development of theories, the gathering and interpretation of data and the formulation of new techniques of inquiry, our research helps find solutions to real-world concerns.

New Research Grants

Research Grants Pave Way for Discoveries

From scientific investigations on the origins of diabetes and the consequences of melting Arctic ice, to historical perspectives on the Ottoman Empire and D.C.’s African-American cultural legacy, to research projects in Java and Uganda, it’s been a banner year for major new research grants at Columbian College. Read more.

Research Publication

Columbian College Research Publication