New Books in Education

Interviews with Scholars of Education about their New Books

Science
Social Sciences
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Mich Yonah Nyawalo, "Teaching in Times of Crisi...
An interview with Mich Yonah Nyawalo
120 min
2
How to Leave Academia and Find a Good Job
So you are leaving academia. What now?
48 min
3
Barbara Dennis, "Walking with Strangers: Critic...
An interview with Barbara Dennis
73 min
4
K. M. Broton and C. L. Cady, "Food Insecurity o...
An interview with Katharine M. Broton and Clare L. Cady
69 min
5
Michael J. Sandel, "The Tyranny of Merit: What'...
An interview with Michael J. Sandel
39 min
6
The Self-Care Stuff: Considering Whether to Sta...
In this episode you’ll hear about: navigating academia as a STEM student, getting pregnant and parenting while still a student, and difficult decisions about dropping out or staying in academia...
50 min
7
Howard Gardner, "A Synthesizing Mind: A Memoir ...
An interview with Howard Gardner
29 min
8
Jonathan Zimmerman, "The Amateur Hour: A Histor...
An interview with Jonathan Zimmerman
35 min
9
How To Use Your First Amendment Rights On Campu...
In this episode you’ll hear about the limits and the breadth of the first amendment, what to do when your free speech rights are violated, why having “free speech zones” on campus doesn’t work, and what you can do when someone else’s free speech is hurtful or offensive...
51 min
10
How to See Your Senior Year of High School as a...
In this episode you’ll hear about being an imbedded journalist, the senior years of kids in LA, the importance of mentors and college counselors at school, some challenges and obstacles of getting to college...
50 min
11
College Presidents and the Struggle for Black F...
Focusing on the period between 1948 and 1968, Eddie Cole shows how college presidents, during a time of violence and unrest, strategically, yet often silently, initiated and shaped racial policies and practices inside and outside of the educational sphere...
52 min
12
Matthew H. Rafalow, "Digital Divisions: How Sch...
Rafalow provides an ethnographic study of students and teachers at three Los Angeles schools utilizing instructional technology...
48 min
13
Jonathan Boyarin, "Yeshiva Days: Learning on th...
Boyarin explores the yeshiva's relationship with the neighborhood, the city, and Jewish and American culture more broadly, and brings vividly to life its routines, rituals, and rhythms...
62 min
14
Shyam Sharma, "Writing Support for Internationa...
72 min
15
Helen Sword, "Stylish Academic Writing" (Harvar...
We talk about bad writing, but a lot more about how to make it good. There's even a dog....
82 min
16
Jo Mackiewicz, "Writing Center Talk over Time: ...
We talk about talk, tutor talk, student talk, spoken written-language, and Wisconsin...
80 min
17
Should I Quit My Ph.D. Program?
What happens when graduate school doesn’t go as you’d planned, and what happens to your degree and your career if you leave school before you complete your PhD.
46 min
18
Kelly Underman, "Feeling Medicine: How the Pelv...
Underman gives us a look inside these gynecological teaching programs, showing how they embody the tension between scientific thought and human emotion in medical education...
39 min
19
The Work and Value of University Presses
What do university presses do? And how do they contributed to public discourse?
50 min
20
Jamie Merisotis, "Human Work in the Age of Smar...
Are robots going to be our overlords? No, we can make them our friends...
32 min
21
Introduction to 'The Academic Life' Podcast
Meet the hosts of "The Academic Life."
46 min
22
Jennifer S. Light, "States of Childhood: From t...
A number of curious communities sprang up across the United States in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century: simulated cities, states, and nations in which children played the roles of legislators, police officers, bankers, journalists, shopkeepers, and other adults...
60 min
23
Scholarly Communication: Kit Nicholls on the Wr...
Listen to this interview of Kit Nicholls, Director of Cooper Union Center for Writing. We talk about writing, thinking, the university, and what everyone cares about...
95 min
24
Eddie Cole, "The Campus Color Line: College Pre...
Cole sheds light on the important place of college presidents in the struggle for racial parity.,,
26 min
25
Rosanne Carlo, "Transforming Ethos: Place and t...
Carlo approaches writing studies from the rhetorical flank, the flank which, for many, is the only flank the discipline has,,,
79 min
26
W. Germano and K. Nicholls, "Syllabus: The Rema...
Do you teach, or do you care about education? Then you have to read this book.
88 min
27
Dr. Christopher Harris on Teaching Neuroscience
Harris and his team describe, and present results from, their classroom-based pilots of this new and highly innovative approach to neuroscience and STEM education...
63 min
28
Carla Yanni, "Living on Campus: An Architectura...
Every fall on move-in day, parents tearfully bid farewell to their beloved sons and daughters at college dormitories: it is an age-old ritual...
27 min
29
Katherine M. Young, "How to Be Sort of Happy in...
Young surveyed over 1,100 then-current law students, 250 alumni, and conducted detailed interviews with law students about their experiences in law school and concerns about pedagogy, other students, law professors, and hopes and fears about school and their future careers...
58 min
30
Nadine Strossen, “Hate: Why We Should Resist it...
Strossen dispels misunderstandings plaguing our perennial debates about "hate speech vs. free speech," showing that the First Amendment approach promotes free speech and democracy, equality, and societal harmony...
70 min
31
Jonathan Haber, "Critical Thinking" (The MIT Pr...
"Critical Thinking." You hear a lot about it, but what is it?
59 min
32
Majid Daneshgar, "Studying the Qur’an in the Mu...
Daneshgar invites his readers on a journey exploring how the Muslim academy—that is, academic institutions in the Muslim-majority world—teaches Islamic Studies, with an emphasis on the Qur’an...
37 min
33
Federico R. Waitoller, "Excluded by Choice: Urb...
Waitoller highlights the challenges faced by students of color who have special needs and their parents who evaluate their educational options...
40 min
34
David Eaton, "World History through Case Studie...
Eaton holds that mastering these concepts will build the critical thinking skills essential to a historian....
77 min
35
J. Kim and E. Maloney, "Learning Innovation and...
Kim and Maloney document major transformations at colleges and universities that have been quietly taking place, even amidst noise about crisis and disruption...
30 min
36
Beth Pickens, "Your Art Will Save Your Life" (T...
As a teenager visiting the Andy Warhol Museum, Beth Pickens realized the importance of making art...
54 min
37
Philis Barragán-Goetz, "Reading, Writing, and R...
Barragán-Goetz argues that through cultural negotiation, escuelitas (community schools) shaped Mexican American identity and civil rights activism in the late 19th and early 20th century...
50 min
38
Katie Day Good, "Bring the World to the Child: ...
Even before the Covid-19 pandemic, boosters of digital educational technologies emphasized that these platforms are vital tools for cultivating global citizenship...
36 min
39
Art Markman, "Bring Your Brain to Work: Using C...
What does it take to both fit in and yet also prosper and grow as a person in the workplace?
40 min
40
Christopher Newfield, "The Great Mistake: How W...
Have we destroyed the public university? Christopher Newfield thinks so...
52 min
41
LaDale Winling, "Building the Ivory Tower: Univ...
Winling casts higher education as the beneficiary and catalyst of the century's monumental state building projects--receiving millions in New Deal construction funds, even more from WWII-era military research, and directing the bulldozer's path during urban renewal schemes around the country...
80 min
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Nicole Piemonte, "Afflicted: How Vulnerability ...
Piemonte examines the preoccupation in medicine with cure over care, arguing that the traditional focus on biological intervention keeps medicine from addressing the complex realities of patient suffering...
48 min
43
T. Paulus and A. Wise, "Looking for Insight, Tr...
The book offers a comprehensive discussion of conducting research on online talk...
70 min
44
Wade Davies, "Native Hoops: The Rise of America...
The game, as Davies notes, was not just something imposed upon Natives in locales such as the Indian Industrial Training School in Haskell, Kansas (and elsewhere). The game provided linkages to the Native past...
51 min
45
Xueli Wang, "On My Own: The Challenge and Promi...
For decades, the shortage of STEM talents has been a national concern in the United States...
49 min
46
Y. F. Niemann and G. Gutiérrez y Muhs, "Presume...
This book provides practical, specific, and insightful guidance to fight back, prevail, and thrive in challenging work environments...
78 min
47
Jeffery R. Young, "Beyond the MOOC Hype: A Guid...
Remember when Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) were going to shake higher education to its foundations by giving courses from the world’s most prestigious colleges and universities away free to the world?
28 min
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Sally Nuamah, "How Girls Achieve" (Harvard UP, ...
Nuamah makes the case for “feminist schools” that orient girls toward a lifetime of achievement...
67 min
49
A Conversation with Chris Chapple, Part I: MA i...
In this interview, we have a candid conversation with Dr. Christopher Key Chapple of Loyola Marymount University...
59 min
50
Michael B. Horn, "Choosing College: How to Make...
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?”
37 min
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Saul J. Weiner, "On Becoming a Healer: The Jour...
Weiner argues that joy in medicine requires more than idealistic aspirations―it demands a capacity to see past the "otherness" that separates the well from the sick,...
48 min
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Claudia Rueda, "Students of Revolution: Youth, ...
Rueda offers a history of student organizing against dictatorship in twentieth-century Nicaragua...
51 min
53
A. P. Carnevale, "The Merit Myth: How Our Colle...
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...
24 min
54
Joshua C. Myers, "We Are Worth Fighting For: A ...
Myers explores how black student activists—young men and women— helped shape and resist the rightward shift and neoliberal foundations of American politics....
40 min
55
Evan Smith, "No Platform: A History of Anti-Fas...
The tactic of ‘no platforming’ has been used at British universities and colleges since the National Union of Students adopted the policy in the mid-1970s...
70 min
56
Lee McIntyre, "The Scientific Attitude: Defendi...
What can explain the success of science as an endeavor for getting closer to truth?
28 min
57
Kabria Baumgartner, "In Pursuit of Knowledge: B...
Baumgartner offers an intellectual and cultural history of the educational activism of African American women and girls in the long nineteenth century...
39 min
58
Zena Hitz, "Lost in Thought: The Hidden Pleasur...
Hitz explores the interior world and shows that intellectual endeavor is not simply a matter of reading...
102 min
59
Neil Roberts on How Ideas Become Books in Afric...
Where do good ideas come from?
86 min
60
Scott Seider and Daren Graves, "Schooling for C...
Seider and Graves address how schools can help Black and Latinx youth to understand these racial disparities, resist the negative effects of racial injustice and challenge its root causes...
81 min
61
Brian Greene, "Until the End of Time: Mind, Mat...
Greene offers the the reader a theory of everything...
117 min
62
Ian Burrows, "Shakespeare for Snowflakes: On Sl...
Burrows examines the fraught meeting place of slapstick and tragedy, asking us under what literary and performative conditions we extend and withhold sympathy....
64 min
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Thomas A. Discenna, "Discourses of Denial: The ...
Discenna paints a compelling picture of “the denial of academic labor” happening across public and private institutions...
59 min
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E. Michele Ramsey, "Major Decisions: College, C...
Ramsey offers a robust defense of Communication and the Humanities as disciplines of study...
75 min
65
A Conversation with Nicholas Sutton of the Oxfo...
Sutton describes the work of the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies, as well as his own scholarship.
46 min
66
Terry Iverson, "Finding America's Greatest Cham...
Iverson highlights the importance of manufacturing in our economy as well as the ways parents, mentors, and teachers can work together to foster the character traits and critical thinking skills required in the twentieth-century workforce...
38 min
67
Leslie M. Harris, "Slavery and the University: ...
How involved with slavery were American universities? And what does their involvement mean for us?
56 min
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Courtney M. Dorroll, “Teaching Islamic Studies ...
Dorrell covers approaches, strategies, and topics important for the study of Islam today...
54 min
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Karl Qualls, "Stalin’s Niños: Educating Spanish...
Qualls examines how the Soviet Union raised and educated nearly 3,000 child refugees of the Spanish Civil War...
57 min
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Pawan Dhingra, "Hyper Education: Why Good Schoo...
Dhingra offers up-close evaluation of the competitive nature of the United States education system and the extra-curricular and co-curricular activities associated with them...
43 min
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A Discussion with Kelly McFall about Using "Rea...
The "Reacting" technique asks students to play the roles of historical actors and to re-enact particular events and situations. The instructors using the method have had great success...
52 min
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David G. Garcia, "Strategies of Segregation: Ra...
García makes a substantial contribution to the history of segregation in the US by examining its implementation and preservation in the city of Oxnard, California from 1903 to 1974...
58 min
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J. S. Hirsch and S. Khan, "Sexual Citizens: A L...
"Sexual Citizens" is based on years of research interviewing and observing college life—with students of different races, genders, sexual orientations, and socioeconomic backgrounds...
58 min
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Matt Cook, "Sleight of Mind: 75 Ingenious Parad...
According to Cook, a paradox paradox is a sophisticated kind of magic trick...
51 min
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Erin Hatton, "Coerced: Work Under Threat of Pun...
What do prisoner laborers, graduate students, welfare workers, and college athletes have in common?
49 min
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Alan Taylor, "Thomas Jefferson’s Education" (W....
Taylor tells the story of how Jefferson’s vision for educating the next generations of American came to be...
32 min
77
AfroAm Studies Roundtable: Robert Greene II and...
Today, instead of discussing a new book, I am convening a “New Books in African American Studies Roundtable” to talk with two historians early in their careers about their recent transitions from graduate school into the professorate...
66 min
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Jennifer E. Gaddis, "The Labor of Lunch: Why We...
Gaddis aims to spark a progressive movement that will transform food in American schools, and with it the lives of thousands of low-paid cafeteria workers and the millions of children they feed...
57 min
79
Phillipa Chong, “Inside the Critics’ Circle: Bo...
How does the world of book reviews work?
39 min
80
Kate Lockwood Harris, "Beyond the Rapist: Title...
"Beyond the Rapists" asks how and to what end scholars of communication and the public at large might look “beyond the rapist”--beyond the individuals who perpetuate violence and toward the organizations through whom violence is authorized and distributed
60 min
81
T. Mose "The Playdate" (NYU Press, 2016) and L....
In this episode we consider vital role of play, and what it does to expand a child’s creativity and resilience...
28 min
82
K. Linder et al., "Going Alt-Ac: A Guide to Alt...
If you’re a grad student facing the ugly reality of finding a tenure-track job, you could easily be forgiven for thinking about a career change...
36 min
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Abraham Kuyper, "On Education" (Lexham Press, 2...
Abraham Kuyper was one of the most important theologians in the Dutch Reformed tradition...
42 min
84
John N. Singer, "Race, Sports, and Education: I...
Given that the majority of the athletes in the major sports (read that to be football and men’s basketball) are African American, what type of recompense are they getting for their toil and sweat on the gridiron and the hardcourt?
56 min
85
H. Appel, S. Whitley, C. Kline, "The Power of D...
62 min
86
E. Wakild and M. K. Berry, "A Primer for Teachi...
Wakild and Berry offers strategies and approaches that educators can apply in a variety of settings: from high school classrooms to college courses, and from environmental history and environmental studies courses to US and world history surveys...
49 min
87
Stanley Fish, "The First: How to Think About Ha...
Fish discusses the popular and legal meanings of the First Amendment’s speech and religion clauses...
58 min
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Ajantha Subramanian, "The Caste of Merit: Engin...
Subramanian provides an insightful account of their emergence is post-independence India as a set of distinct and “world class” institutions underwritten by the Indian state...
62 min
89
David Brooks, "The Second Mountain: The Quest f...
There is a growing mismatch between the culture of many campuses, and the challenges young people will face in their careers, politics and personal live...
29 min
90
Joshua Sperber, "Consumer Management in the Int...
Sperber analyzes online consumer management, a practice in which customers monitor, report on, and—sometimes unwittingly—discipline workers through writing and posting online reviews...
60 min
91
A. R. Ruis, "Learning to Eat: The Origins of Sc...
Ruis narrates the development of school lunch programs from the late 19th century to the present,..
69 min
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Daniel T. Kirsch, "Sold My Soul for a Student L...
American colleges and universities boasts an impressive legacy, but the price of admission for many is now endless debt....
27 min
93
Alberto Cairo, "How Charts Lie: Getting Smarter...
We’ve all heard that a picture is worth a thousand words, but what if we don’t understand what we’re looking at?
54 min
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Paul Reville, "Broader, Bolder, Better: How Sch...
If we want children from poor families and communities to succeed in school, then we must pay attention to more than merely what happens in school..
23 min
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William P. Hustwit, "Integration Now: Alexander...
"Integration Now" explores how studying the case Alexander v. Holmes (1969) enhances understandings of the history underlying school desegregation...
42 min
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Kathryn Conrad on University Press Publishing
What do university presses do, and how do they do it?
37 min
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Jay Driskell, "Schooling Jim Crow: The Fight fo...
Driskell traces the roots of black protest politics to early 20th century Atlanta and the fight for equal education...
43 min
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Jonathan Haidt, "The Coddling of the American M...
We say on this show all the time that democracy is hard work. But what does that really mean?
44 min
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Anthony Kronman, "The Assault on American Excel...
Kronman contends that this is a failure by faculty and administrators to provide students with the intellectual and moral challenges they need in order become a fully-formed human being...
66 min
100
J. Neuhaus, "Geeky Pedagogy: A Guide for Intell...
The things that make people academics do not necessarily make them good teachers...
29 min