Jeffrey Jerome Cohen, professor of English, co-edited this essay collection which provides correctives to the idea of the material world as mere resource. The book shows how elemental materiality precipitates new engagements with the ecological.
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.
With religious turmoil and tension dominating the global headlines, many people around the world hold confused or incorrect views about Islamic teachings and tradition. In Life After Death: Resurrection, Judgment, and the Final Destiny of the Soul, Professor of Religion Mohammad Faghfoory translates, annotates and introduces scholarly theses that explore the concept of death in Islam, and the way the Islamic idea of an afterlife can inspire adherents toward a morally upstanding existence. Belief in life after death is the first among the five fundamental pillars of Islamic tradition; without it, the religion teaches, the other pillars become meaningless. Faghfoory shows how Muslims regard this essential tenet of their faith as a concept that gives meaning to life and illuminates the purpose of the creation of man.
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.
Robert P. Stoker, professor of political science, co-edited this collection of studies by distinguished political scientists and urban planning scholars offering a rich analysis of shifts in North American cities, showing how politicians and philanthropic organizations now see economic growth and neighborhood improvement as complementary goals.
Caitlin Talmadge, assistant professor of political science and international affairs, presents a compelling argument to understand why authoritarian militaries sometimes fight very well—and sometimes very poorly. While examining military organizational practices, she argues that different regimes face different threat environments, leading their militaries to adopt different policies.
Frederic Lemieux, director of GW’s Police Science and Security & Safety Leadership Programs, edited this collection which explores current and emerging trends in policy, strategy, and practice related to cyber operations conducted by states and non-state actors.
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.
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.
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, 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.
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.
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.