Dr. Ivette Guzmán Zavala, professor of Spanish, recently published her book, Maternidades puertorriqueñas: esclavitud colonialismo y diáspora en el arte y la literatura, by the Instituto Internacional de Literatura Iberoamericana in Pittsburgh. She provokes a dialogue between images and texts advocating for a wider definition of motherhood that includes Black nannies and wetnurses. The book presentation will be announced soon.
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Dr. Scott N. Walck, professor of physics, published “Functional Programming for Physics Geeks,” with No Starch Press. The book, a culmination of a decade of Dr. Walck finding innovative ways to teach computational physics to LVC students, is available for pre-order at Amazon and Barnes and Noble. “Functional Programming for Physics Geeks” is the first book in the world to combine functional programming with physics at the undergraduate level.
Sammy Nickalls, a student in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program, recently published “Log Off–Self-Help for the Extremely Online.” According to an announcement from Spruce Books, a Sasquatch Imprint, “Sammy Nickalls created a guided journal to help us improve our relationships with our devices…”
Dr. Noel Hubler, professor of philosophy and political science, published his first book, Overcoming Uncertainty in Ancient Greek Political Philosophy. The book, published by Palgrave MacMillan, breaks new historical ground by investigating the conflicting notions of opinion and uncertainty in Plato, Aristotle, and the Stoics and exploring the resulting implications for their political theories. At the same time, the book makes a theoretical contribution by arguing that only Aristotle’s recognition of opinion as subjectively and objectively uncertain can ground a deliberative republic.
Dr. Gabriela McEvoy’s recent book, La Experiencia Invisible: Immigrantes Irlandeses en el Perú (The Invisible Experience: Irish Immigrants in Peru), was reviewed by José Manuel Carrasco-Weston, a research assistant at the Research Center of the Universidad del Pacífico (Lima, Peru), for ABEI Journal, a Brazilian publication. Carrasco-Weston noted that McEvoy, chair of languages and associate professor of Spanish, wrote a book that is a “groundbreaking study on the Irish immigration in Peru,” and that it fills a “historical void” in the field.
International publisher Rowan and Littlefield recently released Obama and the Emergence of a Multipolar World: Redefining U.S. Policy, written by Dr. Chris Dolan, chair and professor of history, politics, & global studies. In the 258-page book, Dolan “argues that critical international and domestic crises, such as the U.S. war in Iraq and the Great Recession, forced President Barack Obama to readjust U.S. foreign policy after over 70 years of American hegemony and defending the global status quo,” according to the publisher.