faculty book talk

Faculty Book Talk: Tabea Linhard and Timothy Parsons

By ksinger on October 5, 2018

As part of the University Libraries Faculty Book Talk series, Tabea Linhard, WU Professor of Spanish and comparative literature, and Timothy Parsons, WU Professor of history and of African and African-American studies, co-editors of Mapping Migration, Identity, and Space (Palgrave Macmillan), wil...

Faculty Book Talk: Michelle A. Purdy

By ksinger on September 6, 2018

As part of the University Libraries Faculty Book Talk series, Michelle Purdy will discuss Transforming the Elite: Black Students and the Desegregation of Private Schools (The University of North Carolina Press). In her book, Purdy analyzes how and why historically white elite private schools opte...

Faculty Book Talk: Tim Bono

By ksinger on March 20, 2018

As part of the Library Faculty Book Talk series, Tim Bono will discuss “When Likes Aren’t Enough” (Grand Central Publishing). In his book, Bono tackles the ever-popular subject of happiness and well-being but reframes it for a younger reader, their families and communities, as they struggle with ...

Faculty Book Talk: Marie Griffith

By ksinger on January 2, 2018

As part of the Library Faculty Book Talk series, Marie Griffith will discuss Moral Combat: How Sex Divided American Christians and Fractured American Politics (Basic Books). In her book, Griffith offers a sweeping account of the century of religious conflict that produced our culture wars. Griffi...

In ‘Hymns for the Fallen,’ Decker Examines Music and Sound in War Films

By ksinger on March 2, 2017

Todd Decker, chair of music in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, has published four books on commercial popular music in the United States. In his new book, Hymns for the Fallen: Combat Movie Music and Sound After Vietnam (University of California Press), he examines how ...

Library Faculty Book Talk: Shanti Parikh

By ksinger on December 20, 2016

In Regulating Romance: Youth Love Letters, Moral Anxiety, and Intervention in Uganda’s Time of AIDS (Vanderbilt University Press), author Shanti Parikh draws on two decades of ethnographic research and over 300 youth love letters to provide a rare window into young people’s romantic desires...

Library Faculty Book Talk: Todd Decker

By ksinger on December 5, 2016

In Hymns for the Fallen: Combat Movie Music and Sound After Vietnam, Todd Decker listens closely to 40 years of Hollywood combat films produced after Vietnam. Ever a noisy genre, post-Vietnam war films have deployed music and sound to place the audience in the midst of battle and to provoke refle...

Library Faculty Book Talk: Kimberly Norwood

By ksinger on October 7, 2016

“Ferguson’s Fault Lines: The Race Quake That Rocked a Nation,” edited by Kimberly Norwood, professor of law at Washington University in St. Louis School of Law, and of African & African American Studies in Arts & Sciences, explores the underlying fault lines that cracked and gave rise to ...

Library Faculty Book Talk: Andrea Nichols

By ksinger on October 7, 2016

In Sex Trafficking in the United States: Theory, Research, Policy, and Practice, Andrea J. Nichols explores the dynamics of sex trafficking from the angles of survivors, traffickers, buyers, and the social service and criminal justice professionals who work in the field. Nichols examines common r...