New Books Network

Y. F. Niemann and G. Gutiérrez y Muhs, “Presumed Incompetent II: Race, Class, Power, and Resistance of Women in Academia” (Utah State UP, 2019)
The courageous and inspiring personal narratives and empirical studies in Presumed Incompetent II: Race, Class, Power, and Resistance of Women in Academia (Utah State University Press, 2019) name formidable obstacles and systemic biases that all women faculty—from diverse intersectional and transnational identities and from tenure track, terminal contract, and administrative... Read More
Sally Nuamah, “How Girls Achieve” (Harvard UP, 2019)
If we want girls to succeed, we need to teach them the audacity to transgress. Through the lives of students at three very different schools, Sally Nuamah, an award-winning scholar-activist, makes the case for “feminist schools” that orient girls toward a lifetime of achievement in How Girls Achieve (Harvard University Press,... Read More
A Conversation with Chris Chapple, Part I: MA in Yoga Studies
In this interview, we have a candid conversation with Dr. Christopher Key Chapple of Loyola Marymount University about his outlook, teaching philosophy, and new developments in the field – his Master of Arts in Yoga Studies in particular. Stay tuned for Part II where we will focus on Chris’ scholarship,... Read More
Saul J. Weiner, “On Becoming a Healer: The Journey from Patient Care to Caring about Your Patients” (Johns Hopkins UP, 2020)
Medical students and physicians-in-training embark on a long journey that, although steeped in scientific learning and technical skill building, includes little guidance on the emotional and interpersonal dimensions of becoming a healer. On Becoming a Healer: The Journey from Patient Care to Caring about Your Patients (Johns Hopkins University Press)... Read More
Michael B. Horn, “Choosing College: How to Make Better Learning Decisions Throughout Your Life” (Jossey-Bass, 2019)
What if everything we tell each other – and ourselves – about why we choose college isn’t true?  Is higher education an ideal, a personal goal, or might it be a “job-to-be-done?” In Choosing College: How to Make Better Learning Decisions Throughout Your Life (Jossey-Bass, 2019), author Michael Horn and his... Read More
Claudia Rueda, “Students of Revolution: Youth, Protest, and Coalition-Building in Somoza-Era Nicaragua” (U Texas Press, 2019)
Claudia Rueda’s book Students of Revolution: Youth, Protest, and Coalition-Building in Somoza-Era Nicaragua (University of Texas Press, 2019) is a history of student organizing against dictatorship in twentieth-century Nicaragua. By mobilizing in support of the Frente Sandinista de Liberación Nacional and other anti-Somoza forces, students helped to build what Rueda... Read More
Evan Smith, “No Platform: A History of Anti-Fascism, Universities and the Limits of Free Speech” (Routledge, 2020)
No Platform: A History of Anti-Fascism, Universities and the Limits of Free Speech (Routledge, 2020) is the first to outline the history of the tactic of ‘no platforming’ at British universities since the 1970s, looking at more than four decades of student protest against racist and fascist figures on campus.... Read More
A. P. Carnevale, “The Merit Myth: How Our Colleges Favor the Rich and Divide America” (The New Press, 2020)
Colleges fiercely defend America’s higher education system, arguing that it rewards bright kids who have worked hard. But it doesn’t actually work this way. As the recent bribery scandal demonstrates, social inequalities and colleges’ pursuit of wealth and prestige stack the deck in favor of the children of privilege. For... Read More
Joshua M. Myers, “We Are Worth Fighting For: A History of the Howard University Student Protest of 1989” (NYU Press, 2019)
We Are Worth Fighting For: A History of the Howard University Student Protest of 1989 (NYU Press, 2019) is the first history of the 1989 Howard University protest. The three-day occupation of the university’s Administration Building was a continuation of the student movements of the sixties and a unique challenge to... Read More
Lee McIntyre, “The Scientific Attitude: Defending Science from Denial, Fraud, and Pseudoscience” (MIT Press, 2019)
What can explain the success of science as an endeavor for getting closer to truth? Does science simply represent a successful methodology, or is it something more? In The Scientific Attitude: Defending Science from Denial, Fraud, and Pseudoscience (MIT Press, 2019), Lee McIntyre addresses recent attacks on science in areas such as... Read More