New Books Network

Ali Michael, “Raising Race Questions: Whiteness and Inquiry in Education” (Teachers College Press, 2015)
In this episode, I talked with Ali Michael on her award-winning book, Raising Race Questions: Whiteness and Inquiry in Education (Teachers College Press, 2015). According to a 2014 report by the National Center for Education Statistics, white teachers comprise over 85% of the K-12 teaching force in the United States, whereas... Read More
E. M. Levintova and A. K. Staudinger, “Gender in the Political Science Classroom” (Indiana UP, 2018)
Gender in the Political Science Classroom (Indiana University Press, 2018) is part of a series at Indiana University Press on the scholarship of teaching and learning (SOTL), and there is much within the book that is directly within the SOTL arena, but this book is significantly broader and more extensive... Read More
Patricia Leavy, “Spark” (The Guilford Press, 2019)
In this episode, I talked with Patricia Leavy on her new book, Spark (The Guilford Press, 2019). The book is a highly original novel about an unexpected yet extremely fruitful journey of a sociology professor, Peyton Wilde. Peyton, together with a diverse group of companions, was charged with answering a... Read More
Jamila Lee-Johnson, and Ashley Gaskew, “Critical Theory and Qualitative Data Analysis in Education” (Routledge, 2018)
Jamila Lee-Johnson and Ashley Gaskew, doctoral students in education at the University of Wisconsin – Madison, join us in this episode to discuss their recently published co-edited volume entitled, Critical Theory and Qualitative Data Analysis in Education (Routledge, 2018). In addition to talking about their own journey to becoming critical... Read More
Sally Nuamah, “How Girls Achieve” (Harvard UP, 2019)
What does it take for all girls to achieve? What will it take to remove the seen and unseen barriers– some a matter of policy and others cultural practice–to more girls achieving the equitable education that is their human right? Sally Nuamah has an answer to these questions. She is... Read More
Sarah Reckhow, “Outside Money in School Board Elections: The Nationalization of Education Politics” (Harvard Education Press, 2019)
Who funds local school board elections? Local residents or major donors living elsewhere? Jeffrey R. Henig, Rebecca Jacobsen, and Sarah Reckhow seek to answer this question in Outside Money in School Board Elections: The Nationalization of Education Politics (Harvard Education Press, 2019). Henig is a professor of political science and... Read More