More Faculty Books

By Karen Nitkin

Geographies of Philological Knowledge: Postcoloniality and the Transatlantic National Epic University of Chicago, Press, 2012
By Nadia Altschul
Assistant Professor, German and Romance Languages and Literatures — This book examines the relationship between medievalism and colonialism in the 19th-century Hispanic American context through the case of the Creole Andrés Bello (1781–1865), a Venezuelan grammarian, editor, legal scholar, and politician, and his lifelong philological work on the medieval heroic narrative that would later become Spain’s national epic, the Poem of the Cid.
Money, Banking, and Financial Markets
Worth Publishers, 2011
By Laurence Ball
Professor, Economics — Working from a macro framework based on the Fed’s use of interest rates as its major policy instrument, Ball presents the core concepts necessary to understand the problems affecting the stock market, and the causes of recessions and banking crises.
The Accordion Family: Boomerang Kids, Anxious Parents, and the Private Toll of Global Competition
Beacon Press, 2012
By Katherine Newman
James B. Knapp Dean, Krieger School of Arts and Sciences — Sociologist Newman examines the growing phenomenon, in America and other developed countries, of adults in their 20s and 30s living with their parents. She argues that global economic conditions have altered the road to adulthood.
Tropes of Transport: Hegel and Emotion (Topics in Historical Philosophy)
Northwestern University Press, 2012
By Katrin Pahl
Assistant Professor, German and Romance Languages and Literatures — Intervening in the multidisciplinary debate on emotion, this book offers a fresh analysis of Hegel’s work that becomes an important resource for Pahl’s cutting-edge theory of emotionality.
Jewish Studies at the Crossroads of Anthropology and History: Authority, Diaspora, Tradition
University of Pennsylvania Press, 2011
By Marina Rustow
Charlotte Bloomberg Associate Professor in the Humanities, History — This book brings together scholars in anthropology, history, religious studies, comparative literature, and other fields to chart new directions in Jewish studies across the disciplines.
Africans to Spanish America
University of Illinois Press, 2012
By Ben Vinson
Herbert Baxter Adams Professor, History — Vinson expands the diaspora framework to include Mexico, Peru, Ecuador, and Cuba, exploring the connections and disjunctures between colonial Latin America and the African diaspora in the Spanish empires.
Nights Out: Life in Cosmopolitan London
Yale University Press, 2012
By Judith Walkowitz
Professor, History — Treating Soho as exceptional, but also representative of London’s urban transformation, Walkowitz shows how the area’s foreignness and porousness were key to the explosion of culture and development of modernity in the first half of the 20th century.