In Brief

The Year in Books at the School of Arts and Sciences

Book topics range from memory and superpowers to GMOs and microeconomics, plus music, film, art exhibitions and more
April 22, 2019


The wide range of research and scholarship pursued by faculty in the School of Arts and Sciences was on display at the Dean’s Annual Publication Party, hosted on April 16 in the Coolidge Room on the Medford/Somerville campus.

The event honors Arts and Sciences faculty who have published books in the past academic year, as well as faculty new musical recordings, films, art exhibitions, and more.

Rachel Applebaum. Empire of Friends: Soviet Power and Socialist Internationalism in Cold War Czechoslovakia. Cornell University Press, 2019.

Michael Beckley. Unrivaled: Why America Will Remain the World’s Sole Superpower. Cornell University Press, 2018.

T. Tobin and Kirsten Behling. Reach Everyone, Teach Everyone: Universal Design for Learning in Higher Education. West Virginia University Press, 2018.

Richard A. Chechile. Analyzing Memory: The Formation, Retention, and Measurement of Memory. MIT Press, 2018.

Julie Dobrow. After Emily:  Two Remarkable Women and the Legacy of America’s Greatest Poet. W.W. Norton & Company, 2018.

Elizabeth A. Foster. African Catholic: Decolonization and the Transformation of the Church. Harvard University Press, 2019.

Jennifer S. Ferguson. Using Authentic Assessment in Information Literacy Programs: Tools, Techniques, and Strategies. Rowman & Littlefield, 2018.

Anaïs Frantz. La Mémoire et l’Expression, dialogue avec Arno Stern. Regard, 2018.

Anaïs Frantz. Le Fil rouge. De certaines femmes dévoilées et ténébreuses, avec Gilbert Lascault. Regard, 2019.

Neva Goodwin, Jonathan M. Harris, Julie A. Nelson, Pratistha Joshi Rajkarnikar, Brian Roach, Mariano Torras. Microeconomics in Context, 4th ed. Routledge, 2019.

Goodwin, Neva R., Harris, Jonathan M. Harris, Julie Nelson, Pratistha Joshi Rajkarnikar, Brian Roach, Mariano Torras. Macroeconomics in Context, 3rd ed. Routledge, 2019.

E. Tucker-Raymond and Brian Gravel. STEM Literacies in Makerspaces: Implications for Learning, Teaching, and Research. Routledge, 2019.

Boris Hasselblatt, editor. Ergodic theory and negative curvature. Lecture notes from the workshops held at the CIRM Jean-Morlet Chair, Luminy, Fall 2013. Lecture Notes in Mathematics, 2164. Springer.

Sheldon Krimsky. Conflicts of Interest in Science. Skyhorse Publishing, 2019.

Sheldon Krimsky. GMOs Decoded. MIT Press, 2019.

Kenneth Lang. A Brief History of Astronomy and Astrophysics. World Scientific Publishing Co., 2018.

Robert Fink, Melinda Latour, and Zachary Wallmark, eds. The Relentless Pursuit of Tone: Timbre in Popular Music. Oxford University Press, 2018.

José Antonio Mazzotti, editor. Cornejo multipolar: Antonio Cornejo Polar y la critica latinoamericana. Axiara Editions and Academia Norteamericana de la Lengua Española (ANLE), 2018.

José Antonio Mazzotti. El Zorro y la Luna. Poemas reunidos 1981-2016. Casa de las Américas, 2018.

José Antonio Mazzotti. El Zorro y la Luna. Poemas reunidos 1981-2016. Hipocampo Editores, 2018.

José Antonio Mazzotti, co-editor. Memoria del Perú. Actas del VIII Congreso Internacional de Peruanistas en el Extranjero. Asociación Internacional de Peruanistas, Revista de Crítica Literaria Latinoamericana, Universidad Nacional Agraria La Molina y Universidad de Ottawa, 2018.

José Antonio Mazzotti, editor. Revista de Crítica Literaria Latinoamericana # 87, with a dossier on “Asia en América Latina. Revista de Crítica Literaria Latinoamericana, June 2018.

José Antonio Mazzotti, editor. Revista de Crítica Literaria Latinoamericana # 88, with a dossier on “Literatura hispanofilipina. Revista de Crítica Literaria Latinoamericana, December 2018.

José Antonio Mazzotti, co-editor. Tradición oral iskonawa. Boston: Revista de Crítica Literaria Latinoamericana, 2018.

Sally Anne Duncan and Andrew McClellan, The Art of Curating: Paul J. Sachs and the Museum Course at Harvard. Getty Research Institute, 2018.

Antoine Megie, Chroniques d’un procès du terrorisme: l’affaire Merah. Edition La Martinière, Radio France, février 2019.

Gilbert E. Metcalf, Paying for Pollution: Why a Carbon Tax is Good for America. Oxford University Press, 2019.

Susan Napier. Miyazakiworld: A Life in Art. Yale University Press, 2018.

Zbigniew Nitecki. Calculus in 3D: Geometry, Vectors, and Multivariate Calculus. MAA Press, an imprint of the American Mathematical Society, 2018.

Freeden Blume Oeur, Black Boys Apart: Racial Uplift and Respectability in All-Male Public Schools. University of Minnesota Press, 2018.

Edward Morris and Freeden Blume Oeur, eds. Unmasking Masculinities: Men and Society. Sage Publications, 2018.

Pedro Palou. Todos Los Miedos. Planeta, 2018.

Pedro Palou. Lucia y Lucio, short story. Auditoria del Estado, Puebla, 2018.

Pedro Palou. Como quien se desangre. La Pereza, 2018.

Pedro Palou. La ciudad crítica, America Latina y sus intelectuales. Universidad Veracruzana, 2019.

Pablo Ruiz. El misterio de cuarto cerrado. Bienal de Sao Paulo, 2018. English translation by Daniella Gitlin. Portuguese translation by Paloma Vidal.

Pablo Ruiz, Fourteen pieces contributed to The Oulipo, festschrift volume six, edited by G. N. Forester and M. J. Nicholls. Verbivoracius Press, 2017

Pablo Ruiz, Two pieces contributed to the volume Antología bilingüe PO-EX. Go Ediciones, 2018. English translations by Pablo M. Ruiz and Daniella Gitlin.

Kenneth Janda, Jeffrey M. Berry, Jerry Goldman, Deborah Schildkraut, and Paul Manna. The Challenge of Democracy: American Government in Global Politics. 14th enhanced edition. Cengage, 2019.

Ichiro Takayoshi, editor. American Literature in Transition, 1930-1940. Cambridge University Press, 2018.

Jeffrey Zacks and Holly A. Taylor, editors. Representations in Mind and World: Essays Inspired by Barbara Tversky. Psychology Press, 2017.

Loring W. Tu, editor. Raoul Bott: Collected Papers, volume 5. Springer, 2017.

Timothy A. Wise, G05. Eating Tomorrow: Agribusiness, Family Farmers, and the Battle for the Future of Food. New Press, 2019.

Nathan Wolff. Not Quite Hope and Other Political Emotions in the Gilded Age. Oxford University Press, 2019.

Sound Recordings, Film, Visual Arts, and Other Media

Susan Jane Belton. Studio Eruption: Recent Paintings May 26 - July 5. Miller Yezerski Gallery, Boston, 2017.

Susan Jane Belton. Considering Coffee, April 10 - May 12, 2018. George Billis Gallery, New York, 2018.

Marina Bers and A. Sullivan. ScratchJr Coding Cards. No Starch Press, 2018.  

Jane Gillooly. Director, producer, editor, writer of the film Where the Pavement Ends. 2018.                                                                                                                                         

Joanna Kurkowicz. Music of Robert Groslot: Concerto for Orchestra. Naxos, 2018.

José Antonio Mazzotti. Co-scriptwriter of the feature film Inca Garcilaso, El Mestizo, produced in Cordoba, Spain.

Kareem Roustom. Composer, musical scores with four concert program brochures and CD: Clarinet Concerto: Adrift on the Wine-dark Sea for clarinet and large orchestra; String Quartet No. 1: Shades of Night; Violin Concerto No. 1 for solo violin and chamber orchestra; Hurry to the Light for treble chorus and string orchestra; Turn to the World: A Whitman Cantata for mixed chorus and large orchestra.