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Moses Schanfield, Professor of Forensic Science, has co-authored Forensic DNA Methods and Applications, which discusses worldwide progress in the use of DNA in forensic science, including applications in bioterrorism and mass disasters.
Citizenship and the Origins of Women's History in the United States, authored by Associate Professor of American Studies, Teresa Anne Murphy, outlines the development of women's history from the late eighteenth century to the time of the Civil War. Murphy examiens literature that promoted domestic citizenship, and how these historical writers set the stage for a more progressive women's rights campaign. Murphy demonstrates that citizenship is at the heart of women's history and, consequently, that women's history is the history of nations.
Regulation: A Primer, co-authored by Susan E. Dudley, Director of the GW Regulatory Studies Center and Research Professor of Public Policy & Public Administration, provides a summary of government theory, analysis, and practice. Dudley studies the constitutional foundations of federal regulation, along with how regulation is written and enforced. Dudley also offers insights into the different forms of regulation and how to analyze whether a regulatory proposal benefits or harms citizens.
In Crisis, Disaster, and Risk: Institutional Response and Emergence, Kyle Farmbry, MPA ‘94, PhD ’99, (M.E. Sharpe) explores the interactions of risk theories with natural disasters, health crises, and crises in the areas of science and technology. Using organizational frameworks developed exclusively by the author, this book provides a series of best practices and lessons related to each of the emergency and crisis situations covered. These lessons will assist students and practitioners, engaged in learning about and reacting to crises, to better respond to them.
In Lobby the New President: Interests in Transition, Heath Brown, PhD ’05 studies the impact of interest groups on presidential transitions. Brown analyzed historical documents, interviewed over 40 interest group and transition leaders, and surveyed 300 interest groups, culminating in research that goes beyond the field of presidency studies.
In The Evil Necessity: British Naval Impressment in the Eighteenth-Century Atlantic World, Denver Brunsman, assistant professor of history, describes in vivid detail the experience of impressment for Atlantic seafarers and their families in
Women's History for Beginners, co-authored by Adjunct Professor of Women's Studies Bonnie Morris, explores the role of women in the progression of world history and culture. Morris challenges the reader to consider the importance of women's history, as it is often omitted from or glossed over by history textbooks.
In My Black Family, My White Privilege: A White Man’s Journey Through the Nation’s Racial Minefield, adjunct professor of sociology Michael R. Wenger creatively links his personal and professional journeys to tell a story of race relations. Wenger masterfully opens readers’ eyes to the pain that well-intentioned white Americans unknowingly inflict on people of color, and enables them to see the opportunity that awaits those with the audacity to accept our nation’s growing diversity.
In Fan Culture: Theory/Practice, Professional Technology Fellow and Teaching Assistant Professor in the University Writing Program Katherine Larsen incorporates the most current scholarship on fan studies into a collection of academic essays that explore fan studies as a discipline with a background of its own. Larsen examines the influence of academic and fan perspectives, the reciprocal relationship between textual producers and consumers, and gender differences in fan interactions.
In Faith, Fallibility, and the Virtue of Anxiety: An Essay in Religion and Political Liberalism, Executive Director of University Writing and Associate Professor of Writing and Religion Derek Malone-France explores the relationship between religion in democracy. Through philosophy, theology, and science, Malone-France argues for a reorientation of religious notions of faith and restructures the debate regarding the role of religion in public discourse and law.
In Foundations for the Future: The Fundraising Role of Foundation Boards at Pulic Colleges and Universities, Professor of Nonprofit Management Michael Worth draws on the findings of a recent Association of Governing Boards survey of public college and university affiliated foundation board members and executives to provide a thorough summary of the role of fundraising in college and university foundation boards and discusses ways they contribute to successful development programs.
Life-Span Human Development, co-authored by Professor of Psychology Carol K. Sigelman, presents a chronological organization of areas of development, such as physical growth, cognition, and personality, outlining developmental patterns in each stage from infancy to old age. This new edition enables students to actively engage with the content, and comprehend the processes of growth that occur in key areas of human development.
Bureaucracy and Democracy: Accountability and Performance, co-authored by Steven J. Balla, Associate Director of the Graduate Program in Public Policy and Associate Professor of Political Science, Public Policy, and International Affairs, provides students with the critical thinking skills necessary to thoroughly assess the performance and dynamics of decision makers, managers, elected officials, organized interests, and individuals.
Sex and Disability, edited by the Chair of the Dept of English Robert McRuer, considers the ways in which sex and disability overlap, and how disabled people negotiate sexuality in the world today. In a collection of essays, contributors challenge cultural conceptions of disability, along with queer and disability studies.
Indography: Writing the "Indian" in Early Modern England, edited by Professor of English Gil Harris, explores the global history of the early modern language of the Indian. Through a new perspective on English travel writing, medical treatises, literature and drama, contributing writers aim to challenge the ways in which we understand race, culture, and identity in the world today.
Recent Developments in the Economics of International Migration, co-authored by the Chair of the Dept of Economics Barry Chiswick, integrates the most significant seminal papers on the growing field of the economics of international migration into a two-volume set. These texts were published between 2000 and 2011 by leading scholars, and will be of great value to students, academics, and practitioners interested in the evolving subject of international migration.
Intermediate Japanese: Grammar and Workbook, authored by Professor of Japanese and International Affairs Shoko Hamano and Teaching Assistant Professor in the Japanese Language Tsujioka Takae, enables learners with a basic proficiency in Japanese to advance their knowledge of the language. Divided into two units, this book frames the fundamental aspects of Japanese through question words, verb types, and particles, and then expands on this background by introducing patterns of grammar.
In Byzantine Religious Culture: Studies in Honor of Alice-Mary Tabot, Professor of Classics Elizabeth Ann Fisher presents a coherent volume of twenty-five articles in art history,social history, literature, science, and mathematics that pay tribute to Alice-Mary Tabot relating to her passion for the study of Byzantine religious customs in their society.
In Ancient Empires: From Mesopotamia to the Rise of Islam, Chair of the Department of Classical & Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations Eric Cline presents a comprehensive review of the ancient Near East, the Mediterranean, and Europe. Cline analyzes the connection between political and ideological power in both empire formation and resistance, concluding that some of the world's most lasting ideas, mores, and institutions were formed by individuals who were resisting the great empires.
In Essentials of Health, Culture, and Diversity (Essential Public Health), Associate Professor of Prevention and Community Health and International Affairs Mark Edberg examine the relationship between culture and health issues. Through research and theoretical methods, Edberg demonstrates how public health efforts can benefit from understanding and collaborating with cultural methods.
In Ramesses II: The Life and Times of Egypt's Last Hero, Chair of the Department of Classical & Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations Eric Cline reflects on the flourishing reign of the former King of Egypt, Ramesses III. Cline examines the life, work, and world of one of Egypt's most influential rulers, focusing both on his regime and its lasting impact on the study of the political and cultural history of ancient Egypt.
In Comparative Anatomy and Phylogeny of Primate Muscles and Human Evolution Professor of Human Origins and Human Evolution Anatomy, Bernard Wood argues that human and social evolution should play a major role in systematics. He provides a comprehensive summary and analysis of the comparative anatomy and evolution of the head, neck, pectoral and upper limb muscles of primates.
In Faith in Heritage: Displacement, Development, and Religious Tourism in Contemporary China, Assistant Professor of Honors and Anthropology Robert J. Shepherd examines the concept of world heritage and how it connects with tourism. Shepherd analyzes the role of religion, history, and culture in the sacredness and preservation of sites in contemporary China.
Photographic and Descriptive Musculoskeletal Atlas of Gibbons and Siamangs (Hylobates) by Professor of Human Origins and Human Evolution Anatomy Bernard Wood is the first photographic and descriptive musculoskeletal atlas of Hylobates, and follows the same layout as the photographic atlas of Gorilla published by the same authors in 2010. Part of a series of monographs, these books explore the anatomy and evolutionary history of modern humans and their closest relatives, providing detailed photographs of anatomical structures with relevant textual information.
In Cultural Anthropology, Director of the Institute for Global and International Studies and Professor of Anthropology and International Affairs Barbara D. Miller emphasizes the significance of social inequality and human rights, the environment, culture change and applied aspects of anthropology in our world today with engaging material and clear writing. She provides relevant and rich examples of race, class, and gender through current analysis of economic and political systems, health, language, religion, and expressive culture.
In World Literature and World Theatre: Aesthetic Humanism in Cultural Globalization, Associate Professor of English Alexander Huang explores political life as an art form of expression by examining the translation and adaptation of Shakespearean comedies and sonnets. The book is part of Huang’s effort to bridge the focus of transnational scholarship, to reach out beyond the Anglo-American academia, and to examine the role of humanism in globalization.
In Fandom at the Crossroads: Celebration, Shame, and Fan/Producer Relationships, Professional Technology Fellow and Teaching Assistant Professor in the University Writing Program Katherine Larsen explores the reciprocal relationship between the cult television show, Supernatural, and its groundbreaking fandom. The authors became members of the close-knit fan communities of this television program, allowing them to closely examine the passion, motivation, and shame that goes on behind the scenes.
In Crime Scene Photography, outreach director for the forensic sciences program and associate professor of forensic sciences Edward M. Robinson covers the general principals and concepts of photography, along with the more advanced elements of forensic photography. The first part of the book explores the basic science of photography required to take superior photographs, while the second part of the text specifically focuses on the challenges of photographing a crime scene.
In The Pivot Point: Success in Organizational Change, Visiting Assistant Professor of Organizational Sciences Victoria Grady provides a unique outlook on organizational change and the source of its impact on individual employees. Grady asserts that the problem with change is not necessarily that it is new, but that it threatens the loss of what we know - the removal of the support we all lean on to complete our daily work tasks.
Animal, Vegetable, Mineral: Ethics and Objects, authored by Jeffrey Jerome Cohen, Director of the Institute for Medieval & Early Modern Studies and Professor of English and Human Sciences, examines what happens when we cease to assume that only humans have the capacity to take action. Through a careful examination of medieval, early modern, and contemporary perspectives, Cohen argues against ecological partisanship in a collection of essays.
In Colonial India in Children’s Literature, Adjunct Professor of English Supriya Goswami explores the intersections of children’s literature and defining historical moments in colonial India. Through the works of Mary Sherwood (1775-1851), Barbara Hofland (1770-1844), Sara Jeanette Duncan (1861-1922), Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936), Upendrakishore Ray (1863-1915), and Sukumar Ray (1887-1923), Goswami examines how children’s literature conveys these significant historical events that unsettled Britain’s imperial aspirations in India, arguing that nineteenth-century British and Anglo-Indian children’s texts reflect two distinct moods in Britain’s colonial dominance in India.
In Marvellous Repossessions: The Tempest, Globalization, and the Waking Dream of Paradise, Professor of English Gil Harris explores The Tempest and its historical background, based on the Garnett Sedgewick Lecture at the University of British Columbia he delivered in 2011. In his examination of contemporary anti-colonialist productions of The Tempest, Harris shows how there remains a move backwards to an original paradise—in fact replicating the movement within The Tempest itself.
In Algebraic Topology Based on Knots, Professor of Mathematics Jozef Przytycki describes the idea of building an algebraic study based on knots. With a strong background in mathematics, Pryzytcki worked in cooperation with the University of Gdansk to compose a guidebook on knot theory and topology for undergraduate and graduate students.
Deeply informed by inside access to the Obama administration’s decision-making process and first-hand interviews with protestors, politicians, diplomats, and journalists, The Arab Uprising by Professor of Political Science and International Affairs Marc Lynch, highlights the new fault lines that are forming between forces of revolution and counter-revolution, and shows what it all means for the future of American policy. The result is an indispensible guide to the changing lay of the land in the Middle East and North Africa.
Creation Ethics, written by Professor of Philosophy David DeGrazia illuminates a broad array of issues connected with reproduction and genetics, through the lens of moral philosophy. With novel frameworks for understanding prenatal moral status and human identity, and exceptional fairness to those holding different views, DeGrazia sheds new light on the ethics of abortion and embryo research, genetic enhancement and prenatal genetic interventions, procreation and parenting, and decisions that affect the quality of life of future generations.
Interactions among individuals representing culturally dissimilar and politically unequal groups are a ubiquitous feature of modern life. In Navigating Power: Cross-Cultural Competence in Navajoland by Gelaye Debebe, assistant professor of organizational sciences, is concerned with how these interactions affect task coordination in organizational settings. Debebe draws upon qualitative data from an inter-organizational relationship between an Anglo and Navajo organization and focuses on two contrasting patterns of interaction: ignoring and suppressing context, and reading and writing context.
That Said: New and Selected Poems, written by Professor of English Jane Shore, extends her lifelong, vivid exploration of memory—her childhood in New Jersey, her Jewish heritage, her adult years in Vermont. In this collection of poems, Shore uses authentic speech to describe simple places, moments, and experiences that we have all encountered, allowing her to provide a realistic and perceptive portrayal of family life.
The Imprint of Business Norms on American Education, written by Professorial Lecturer in Sociology Dameon Alexander, explores the existence of certain capitalist realities in the American education system to find a balance between the distinct ideologies of education and business. This book is a theory-building exercise that centers on a descriptive multiple-case study of two senior high schools: a private, Jesuit school with a mission to educate students for university disciplines and a public charter school designed for career preparation, both located in Washington, D.C.
The Company We Keep: Occupational Community in the High-Tech Network Society, authored by Professorial Lecturer in Sociology Daniel Marschall, is an absorbing ethnography that sheds light on the nature of the computer technology industry marked by highly skilled jobs and rapid technological change. He chronicles the employees' experiences at IntenSivity, a technology workplace, examining how the workers characterize their occupational culture, share values and work practices, and help one another within their community.
In Prove It On Me, Assistant Professor of History Erin D. Chapman explores the gender and sexual politics of this modern racial ethos and reveals the constraining and exploitative underside of the New Negro era's vaunted liberation and opportunities. Chapman's cultural history documents the effects on black women of the intersection of primitivism, New Negro patriarchal aspirations, and the early twentieth-century consumer culture.
The First Modern Jew, by Assistant Professor of History Daniel B. Schwartz, provides a riveting look at how Jewish philosopher Baruch Spinoza (1632-1677) went from being one of Judaism's most notorious outcasts to one of its most celebrated, if still highly controversial, cultural icons, and a powerful and protean symbol of the first modern secular Jew.
In Watergate: A Novel, Professor of English Thomas Mallon portrays Nixon’s presidency through the lens of seven characters in and out of the White House. Mallon takes his readers on a journey through major locations, including Camp David, the Senate Caucus Room, the District of Columbia jail, and the Dupont Circle mansion of Theodore Roosevelt’s daughter. The book brings a new perspective to an often retold story of scandal and mystery.
In his book The Ahhiyawa Texts, Chair of the Department of Classical and Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations Eric Cline provides, for the first time, English translations of all twenty-six Ahhiyawa texts along with commentary and brief expositions on the historical implications of each text. Scholars often identify the controversial area of Ahhiyawa, a land referred to in these texts found in the Hittite capital of Hattusa dating to the fifteenth-thirteenth centuries B.C.E., with the Late Bronze Age Mycenaean world.
Throughout the Arab community, Islamic political movements are becoming a part of the electoral process, evoking both enthusiastic and alarmed reactions from observers. In When Victory Is Not an Option: Islamist Movements in Arab Politics, Professor of Political Science and International Affairs Nathan J. Brown analyzes the Islamic political movements in Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, and Palestine, examining their evolving structure and ideological values and how their growing involvement in the electoral process might impact the Islamic political system.
Warfare Welfare, edited by Professor of Public Policy Marcus G. Raskin and Professor of Sociology and Public Policy Gregory D Squires, reveals how a permanent war economy has made the United States unable to spread democracy overseas and has worsened domestic problems. The editors focus on the relationship between the financial recession, the welfare/national security state, and the task of rebuilding America’s infrastructure, drawing from traditional readings in political theory, primary documents, and social science research to support these connections.