New Books in Education

Interviews with Scholars of Education about their New Books

Science
Social Sciences
1
Morton Schoolman, "A Democratic Enlightenment: ...
An interview with Morton Schoolman
71 min
2
Common Ground Scholar: A Discussion with Bill C...
An interview with Bill Cope and Mary Kalantzis
97 min
3
Writing in Disciplines: A Discussion with Shyam...
An interview with Shyam Sharma
71 min
4
A Roundtable on the History of the Japanese Stu...
An interview with Naoko Koda and Chelsea Szendi Schieder
113 min
5
Faculty versus Administrative Positions: A Disc...
An interview with Karin Lewis
52 min
6
Pandemic and the Student Parent: A Discussion w...
An interview with Brooke Lombardi
46 min
7
How to Navigate Mid-Career Choices as a Faculty...
An interview with Vicki Baker
50 min
8
The Role of Community Colleges in Higher Educat...
An interview with Penny Wills
60 min
9
How to Work Toward Diversity and Inclusion in C...
Practical tips on increasing diversity and inclusion on campus...
47 min
10
Andratesha Fritzgerald, "Antiracism and Univers...
An interview with Andratesha Fritzgerald
42 min
11
Cedric Burrows, "The Construction of Dr. Martin...
An interview with Cedric Burrows
75 min
12
L. Hilton and A. Patt, "Understanding and Teach...
An interview with Laura Hilton and Avinoam Patt
68 min
13
Mich Yonah Nyawalo, "Teaching in Times of Crisi...
An interview with Mich Yonah Nyawalo
120 min
14
How to Leave Academia and Find a Good Job
So you are leaving academia. What now?
48 min
15
K. M. Broton and C. L. Cady, "Food Insecurity o...
An interview with Katharine M. Broton and Clare L. Cady
69 min
16
Barbara Dennis, "Walking with Strangers: Critic...
An interview with Barbara Dennis
73 min
17
Michael J. Sandel, "The Tyranny of Merit: What'...
An interview with Michael J. Sandel
39 min
18
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
19
Howard Gardner, "A Synthesizing Mind: A Memoir ...
An interview with Howard Gardner
29 min
20
Jonathan Zimmerman, "The Amateur Hour: A Histor...
An interview with Jonathan Zimmerman
35 min
21
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
22
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
23
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
24
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
25
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
26
Shyam Sharma, "Writing Support for Internationa...
72 min
27
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
28
Jo Mackiewicz, "Writing Center Talk over Time: ...
We talk about talk, tutor talk, student talk, spoken written-language, and Wisconsin...
80 min
29
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
30
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
31
The Work and Value of University Presses
What do university presses do? And how do they contributed to public discourse?
50 min
32
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
33
Introduction to 'The Academic Life' Podcast
Meet the hosts of "The Academic Life."
46 min
34
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
35
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
36
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
37
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
38
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
39
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
40
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
41
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
42
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
43
Jonathan Haber, "Critical Thinking" (The MIT Pr...
"Critical Thinking." You hear a lot about it, but what is it?
59 min
44
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
45
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
46
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
47
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
48
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
49
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
50
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
51
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
52
Christopher Newfield, "The Great Mistake: How W...
Have we destroyed the public university? Christopher Newfield thinks so...
52 min
53
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
54
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
55
T. Paulus and A. Wise, "Looking for Insight, Tr...
The book offers a comprehensive discussion of conducting research on online talk...
70 min
56
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
57
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
58
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
59
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
60
Sally Nuamah, "How Girls Achieve" (Harvard UP, ...
Nuamah makes the case for “feminist schools” that orient girls toward a lifetime of achievement...
67 min
61
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
62
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
63
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
64
Claudia Rueda, "Students of Revolution: Youth, ...
Rueda offers a history of student organizing against dictatorship in twentieth-century Nicaragua...
51 min
65
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
66
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
67
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
68
Lee McIntyre, "The Scientific Attitude: Defendi...
What can explain the success of science as an endeavor for getting closer to truth?
28 min
69
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
70
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
71
Neil Roberts on How Ideas Become Books in Afric...
Where do good ideas come from?
86 min
72
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
73
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
74
Brian Greene, "Until the End of Time: Mind, Mat...
Greene offers the the reader a theory of everything...
117 min
75
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
76
E. Michele Ramsey, "Major Decisions: College, C...
Ramsey offers a robust defense of Communication and the Humanities as disciplines of study...
75 min
77
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
78
Leslie M. Harris, "Slavery and the University: ...
How involved with slavery were American universities? And what does their involvement mean for us?
56 min
79
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
80
Courtney M. Dorroll, “Teaching Islamic Studies ...
Dorrell covers approaches, strategies, and topics important for the study of Islam today...
54 min
81
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
82
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
83
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
84
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
85
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
86
Matt Cook, "Sleight of Mind: 75 Ingenious Parad...
According to Cook, a paradox paradox is a sophisticated kind of magic trick...
51 min
87
Erin Hatton, "Coerced: Work Under Threat of Pun...
What do prisoner laborers, graduate students, welfare workers, and college athletes have in common?
49 min
88
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
89
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
90
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
91
Phillipa Chong, “Inside the Critics’ Circle: Bo...
How does the world of book reviews work?
39 min
92
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
93
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
94
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
95
Abraham Kuyper, "On Education" (Lexham Press, 2...
Abraham Kuyper was one of the most important theologians in the Dutch Reformed tradition...
42 min
96
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
97
H. Appel, S. Whitley, C. Kline, "The Power of D...
62 min
98
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
99
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
100
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