Selected publications from TCU faculty
BY ELAINE GARRISON
BY JODI CAMPBELL, PROFESSOR OF HISTORY (University of Nebraska Press, 2017)
Spaniards of the 16th and 17th centuries used food to display wealth, religion and heritage. The author did original research in household accounts, monastic records and regulations, and she puts that research in the context of recent scholarship on Spanish customs.
BY AMBER ESPING, ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018)
Esping utilizes Holocaust survivor Viktor Frankl’s existential psychology (logotherapy) to explore the experiences of scholars conducting research related to their own trauma and adversity. For these professors, the work is a profoundly personal — and often therapeutic — experience.
BY JEFF FERRELL, PROFESSOR OF SOCIOLOGY (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018)
While tracing the history of the North American hobo, Ferrell rides along with contemporary train hoppers to explore dislocation and disorientation. He concludes that the concept and practice of drift offers opportunities to revitalize social inquiry.
BY ANN GEORGE, PROFESSOR OF ENGLISH (University of South Carolina Press, 2018)
This Kenneth Burke companion makes his communication treatise Permanence and Change accessible for general readers in addition to advancing scholarship. Burke’s goal as a literary critic, George argues with the aid of archival materials, was to help Americans create communication and ethics to construct nonviolent, democratic communities.
BY BRAD HARRIS, ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF MANAGEMENT, ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND LEADERSHIP, AND B.L. KIRKMAN (Stanford University Press, 2017)
Harris and Kirkman explore new ways for leaders to maximize business team performance. Drawing on research and consulting experience, the authors explain how leaders can diagnose prevalent team problems and instruct them on how to focus on solutions rather than the existing problems.
BY MELANIE HARRIS, PROFESSOR OF RELIGION (Orbis Books, 2017)
The author argues that African-American women make contributions to the environmental justice movement in the ways the women theologize, theorize, practice spiritual activism and come into religious understanding about the Earth. Incorporating family history, Harris weaves personal reflections and anecdotes into the book’s structure.
BY FREDERICK W. GOODING JR, ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF AFRICAN-AMERICAN STUDIES (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2018)
An examination of the long struggle of African-Americans who worked in the federal government reveals that not only did they become the face of democracy at work, but also that their push for equality and respect nudged America closer to its democratic ideal.
EDITED BY M. FRANCYNE HUCKABY, PROFESSOR OF CURRICULUM STUDIES & ASSOCIATE DEAN OF THE SCHOOL OF INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES (Myers Education Press, 2018)
Shedding the naiveté that research can lead directly to change, this compilation prioritizes justice and equity as it considers the education of researchers, their work in local contexts and future actions for qualitative researchers.
BY TRICIA JENKINS, ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF FILM, TELEVISION AND DIGITAL MEDIA (I.B. Tauris, 2018)
The author explores contemporary trends of film festivals as well as how festivals have affected film history. Her analysis explores the hidden beneficiaries in host nations, how digital media challenges the nature of festivals, and how financial and artistic interests shape the programs.
BY JO BETH JIMERSON, ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP, AND SARAH QUEBEC FUENTES, ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF MATHEMATICS EDUCATION (Routledge, 2018)
The authors present more than 20 educational case histories to help leaders develop pedagogical content knowledge and improve teacher-leader dialogue at the elementary through high school levels.
BY TODD KERSTETTER, PROFESSOR OF HISTORY (Texas Tech University Press, 2018)
Nebraska’s Elkhorn River was long ago dammed for economic development and since has been a damnation to people and property. From 19th-century American Indian society to the record high waters of 2010, Flood explores the ongoing struggle between water and arid land.
BY EFSTATHIOS MICHAELIDES, W.A. “TEX” MONCRIEF JR. FOUNDING CHAIR AND PROFESSOR OF ENGINEERING, (CRC Press, 2018)
Michaelides explains skyrocketing energy use in the early 21st century, current effects of energy use on the environment, alleviation of those effects and how to ensure a future supply. He analyzes fossil fuels, nuclear and renewable energy, and conservation tactics and debunks energy myths.
BY YUSHAU SODIQ, ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF RELIGION AND ISLAMIC STUDIES (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017)
The author analyzes how Islamic Law affects Nigerian society. Sodiq’s examination includes progressive elements in Islamic law over the last two centuries, objections raised by Nigerian Christians against the application of the law and how Muslims respond to such criticism.
BY TRACY RUNDSTROM WILLIAMS, ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF THE CENTER FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDIES (TCU Press, 2018)
With the increased focus on educating students to be global citizens, Williams offers a deeper exploration of the nature of intercultural competence and provides an intentional and academic approach to intercultural experiences.
BY KARA DIXON VUIC, THE BENJAMIN W. SCHMIDT PROFESSOR OF WAR, CONFLICT, AND SOCIETY IN 20TH-CENTURY AMERICA (Harvard University Press, 2019)
The author tells the story of the intrepid young women who volunteered to entertain American servicemen fighting overseas. Her account begins with World War I and continues through the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.
EDITED BY JIM RIDDLESPERGER, PROFESSOR OF POLITICAL SCIENCE, AND ANTHONY CHAMPAGNE (TCU Press, 2018)
This collection of essays contains thoughts about former House Speaker Samuel Rayburn of Texas from two significant leaders in Fort Worth’s history; Speaker Jim Wright and attorney Dee J. Kelly. Also included are articles about Rayburn’s effect on national, state and home district politics.
EDITED BY LINDA HUGHES, ADDIE LEVY PROFESSOR OF LITERATURE, AND JULIE CODELL (Edinburgh University Press, 2018)
This study explores replication, or a copy with a difference, as a 19th-century phenomenon that prefigured the digital era. Fourteen case histories map 19th-century replication across science, art, literature and the press.