Category Archives: Teaching

The Truth about Writing an Academic Book

The thought of publishing a book is very seductive. A book offers the opportunity to explain ideas in detail. For some, it signifies an academic arrival. Once you publish a book, you are officially part of the knowledge production machine, … Continue reading

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Fiction and Movements Part 2

What happens when you blend together Huxley’s Brave New World and Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four with just a dash of teenage angst? You get a truly excellent trilogy: The Hunger Games, Catching Fire, and Mocking Jay. On the advice of a … Continue reading

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Fiction and Social Movements Part 1

I have been fortunate enough to sneak in some for pleasure reading this semester and my book choices have me thinking about fiction and social movements. This topic is not a new one. For example, Larry Isaac (Department of Sociology … Continue reading

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