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Selected publications from TCU faculty

BY ELAINE GARRISON

At the First Table: Food and Social Identity in Early Modern Spain CoverAt the First Table: Food and Social Identity in Early Modern Spain

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.

Epistemology, Ethics, and Meaning in Unusually Personal Scholarship coverEpistemology, Ethics, and Meaning in Unusually Personal Scholarship

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.

Drift: Illicit Mobility and Uncertain Knowledge coverDrift: Illicit Mobility and Uncertain Knowledge

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.

Kenneth Burke’s Permanence and Change: A Critical Companion coverKenneth Burke’s Permanence and Change: A Critical Companion

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.

3D Team Leadership: A New Approach for Complex Teams cover3D Team Leadership: A New Approach for Complex Teams

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.

Ecowomanism: African American Women and Earth-Honoring Faiths coverEcowomanism: African American Women and Earth-Honoring Faiths

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.

American Dream Deferred: Black Federal Workers in Washington, D.C., 1941-1981 coverAmerican Dream Deferred: Black Federal Workers in Washington, D.C., 1941-1981

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.

Making Research Public in Troubled Times: Pedagogy, Activism, and Critical Obligations coverMaking Research Public in Troubled Times: Pedagogy, Activism, and Critical Obligations

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.

International Film Festivals: Contemporary Cultures and History Beyond Venice and Cannes coverInternational Film Festivals: Contemporary Cultures and History Beyond Venice and Cannes

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.

Instructional Leadership in the Content Areas: Case Studies for Leading Curriculum and Instruction coverInstructional Leadership in the Content Areas: Case Studies for Leading Curriculum and Instruction

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.

Flood on the Tracks: Living, Dying, and the Nature of Disaster in the Elkhorn River BasinFlood on the Tracks: Living, Dying, and the Nature of Disaster in the Elkhorn River Basin

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.

Energy, the Environment, and Sustainability coverEnergy, the Environment, and Sustainability

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.

A History of the Application of Islamic Law in Nigeria coverA History of the Application of Islamic Law in Nigeria

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.

Learning through a PRISM: Facilitating Student Intercultural Learning Abroad coverLearning through a PRISM: Facilitating Student Intercultural Learning Abroad

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.

The Girls Next Door: Bringing the Home Front to the Front Lines coverThe Girls Next Door: Bringing the Home Front to the Front Lines

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.

Reflections on Rayburn coverReflections on Rayburn

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.

Replication in the Long Nineteenth Century: Re-makings and Reproductions coverReplication in the Long Nineteenth Century: Re-makings and Reproductions

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.