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.
Bruce J. Dickson, professor of political science and international affairs, provides a comprehensive explanation for the Chinese Communist Party’s continued survival and prosperity.
Diane Harris Cline, associate professor of history, authored this lavishly illustrated reference guide on the culture that brought us democracy, the Olympics, Socrates and Alexander the Great. She presents ancient Greece through gripping stories, from the rise and fall of the empire to the powerful legacy it left for the modern world.
Eileen Guenther, lecturer in the Department of Music, presents a groundbreaking study of slavery and spirituals, placing the unique voices of an enslaved people squarely within the context of their
Danny Hayes, associate professor of political science, co-authored this book which offers a unified argument for understanding the role that gender plays in contemporary congressional elections.
Marc Lynch, professor of political science and international affairs, illuminates how the hope-filled Arab uprisings morphed into a dystopia of resurgent dictators, failed states and civil wars.
Jonathan Dueck, assistant professor of writing, co-edited this volume of essays from leading ethnomusicological scholars investigating music's role in everyday practice and social history across the diversity of Christian religions and practices around the globe.
Michael N. Barnett, University Professor of International Affairs and Political Science, examines how American Jews envision their role in the world.
David Shambaugh, professor of political science and international affairs, examines whether China will implement a new wave of transformational reforms that could make it the world's leading superpower, or whether its leaders will shy away from drastic changes. He argues China’s future path depends on key decisions yet to be made by its leaders, pressures from within Chinese society and actions by other nations.
Dane Kennedy, the Elmer Louis Kayser Professor of History and International Affairs, explores the historical process of “Decolonization”—the transition from a world of colonial empires to a world of nation-states in the years after World War II. He highlights the era’s widespread violence and refugee crises, which lead to political problems that persist today.
Ali Eskandarian, professor of physics, and Valentina Harizanov, professor of mathematics, edited a collection of international cross-disciplinary research on physics and quantum logic.
Celeste L. Arrington, Korea Foundation Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Affairs, examines the politics of redress to understand why victims of government wrongdoing are not equally effective at obtaining redress. She compares the Japanese and South Korean movements of victims of harsh leprosy control policies, blood products tainted by hepatitis C and North Korean abductions.
Adam Ziegfeld, International Council Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Affairs, draws on evidence from 18 months of field research to challenge the conventional wisdom that regional parties in India are electorally successful because they harness popular grievances and benefit from strong regional identities.
Jeffrey Jerome Cohen, professor of English, co-edited this archive of essays that moves beyond anthropocentrism and examine nonhumans at every scale, their relations to each other and the ethics of human enmeshment within an agentic material world.
Nicholas T. Lappas, associate professor of forensic sciences, co-authored this book that takes readers back to the origins of forensic toxicology, providing an overview of the largely unchanging principles of the discipline.
Dane Kennedy, the Elmer Louis Kayser Professor of History and International Affairs, edited this collection of essays from leading historians that addresses why Britain's imperial past continues to generate such intense and sustained interest. How has this preoccupation endured even as its subject slips further into the past?