new faculty books

Vicious is my Middle NameVicious Is My Middle Name

Kevin Dunn, Professor of International Relations
Fitzroy Books, 2022

Dunn’s debut novel for young adults is “an accessible yet fierce paean to punk rock and the way that seemingly small actions can resonate far beyond intention” (Michael T. Fournier, author of Swing State) and “a must-read for anyone who has ever felt like a misfit and found solace in books and music” (Jennifer Whiteford, author of Grrrl).

YemenYemen in the Shadow of Transition: Pursuing Justice Amid War

Stacey Philbrick Yadav, Associate Professor of International Relations
Oxford University Press, 2022

Drawing on 17 years of field research and collaborations with Yemeni researchers, Philbrick Yadav’s book explores the peace-building efforts of Yemen’s civil actors against a backdrop of stagnant political and humanitarian crises. Reviewers call it an “ambitious, original and reflective” analysis “from one of the world’s leading experts.”

Organize, Fight, WinOrganize, Fight, Win: Black Communist Women’s Political Writing

Jodi Dean, Professor of Political Science, and Charisse Burden-Stelly (eds.)
Verso, 2022

A first-of-its-kind collection, Organize, Fight, Win assembles “a genealogy for the strains of Black feminism that emerged as part of the radicalization of the 1960s” (New York Review of Books), gathering three decades worth of Black Communist women’s political writings.

Assistant Professor of Media and Society Jiangtao “Harry” Gu ’13 teaches an intro course in the Gearan Center at the start of the fall semester.


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