New Books Network

Sarah Anne Carter, “Object Lessons: How Nineteenth-Century Americans Learned to Make Sense of the Material World” (Oxford UP, 2018)
The metaphor “object lesson” is a familiar one, still in everyday use. But what exactly does the metaphor refer to? In her book Object Lessons: How Nineteenth-Century Americans Learned to Make Sense of the Material World (Oxford University Press, 2018), my guest Sarah Anne Carter reveals that object lessons were a classroom... Read More
Sarah Eppler Janda, “Prairie Power: Student Activism, Counterculture, and Backlash in Oklahoma, 1962–1972” (U Oklahoma Press, 2018)
The sixties happened in Oklahoma too, argued Sarah Eppler Janda in Prairie Power: Student Activism, Counterculture, and Backlash in Oklahoma, 1962–1972 (University of Oklahoma Press, 2018). While not a hub of activism and student protest on the scale of UC-Berkeley or Columbia, schools such as the University of Oklahoma and (to... Read More
Brenda Elsey and Joshua Nadel, “Futbolera: A History of Women and Sports in Latin America” (U Texas Press, 2019)
Brenda Elsey and Joshua Nadel’s new book, Futbolera: A History of Women and Sports in Latin America (University of Texas Press, 2019), uncovers the hidden history of the arrival of physical education for girls in the late-nineteenth century, it’s expansion beyond schools, and the subterranean struggles of girls and women... Read More
Annalee Good, “Teachers at the Table: Voice, Agency, and Advocacy in Educational Policymaking” (Lexington Press, 2018)
Annalee Good, an evaluator and researcher at the Wisconsin Center for Education Research at the University of Wisconsin – Madison, joins us in this episode to discuss her recently published book, Teachers at the Table: Voice, Agency, and Advocacy in Educational Policymaking (Lexington Press, 2018). Our conversation begins with her... Read More
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