Honors Profs can WRITE!

16 Nov

A bunch of Honors professors this semester are celebrating the significant achievement of getting a book published!  Congrats to all of you!  If I’ve missed someone in this list, please let me know.  Read through to see if your favorite professor has a new book!

Professor Bernard Wood

In his new book, Human Evolution: A Brief Insight, University Professor of Human Origins and Human Evolutionary Anatomy Bernard Wood recounts the history of paleoanthropology from its inception in the 18th-century to today’s latest fossil finds and newest discoveries about the human genome. He provides an insider’s view of the field, introducing the reader to the lively cast of characters, both past and present, involved in evolutionary research.

Professor Robert Shepherd

Professor of Anthropology Robert Shepherd opens the doors to a clear image of the vast economic and social forces at play in modern-day China in his new book, The People’s Dynasty. While Western understanding of the Chinese economy has been limited, Shepherd focuses on the republic’s economic growth, state versus society issues, and the effect of social and cultural change to illuminate China’s economy.

But his NEW book, Partners in Paradise, is actually here.

Professor Andrew Zimmerman

Associate Professor of History Andrew Zimmerman published Alabama in Africa: Booker T. Washington, the German Empire, and the Globalization of the New South. Zimmerman explores the politics of labor, sexuality, and race behind the 1901 Tuskegee Institute expedition to Togo in West Africa, and the economic, political, and intellectual links connecting Germany, Africa, and the southern United States.

Professor Peter Caws

Religious Upbringing and the Costs of Freedom, edited by Professor of Philosophy and Human Sciences Peter Caws and Stefani Jones, MA ’02, PhD ’04, presents personal essays of philosophers who were brought up religiously and have broken free, in one way or another, from restraint and oppression. In this book, they offer not only stories of stress and liberation but ruminations on the moral issues that arise when parents and other caregivers, in seeking to do good by their children, sometimes end up doing real harm to their personal development and sense of autonomy as individuals.

Professor Michael Barnett

Empire of Humanity: A History of Humanitarianism explores humanitarianism’s remarkable growth from its humble origins in the early nineteenth century to its current prominence in global life. Based on extensive archival work, close encounters with many of todays leading international agencies, and interviews with dozens of aid workers in the field and at headquarters, Empire of Humanity provides a history that is both global and intimate.

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One Response to “Honors Profs can WRITE!”

  1. Professor RJ November 22, 2011 at 5:02 pm #

    oops, thanks for the plug, but this is an older book of mine. my new book was just published this month. Here is an amazon link that describes what I think I was trying to say:

    http://www.amazon.com/Partners-Paradise-Practices-Heritage-Anthropological/dp/143311609X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1321998976&sr=8-1

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