The Land of Open Graves: Living and Dying on the Migrant Trail

21 January 2020 | By Jason De León | Filed in: grad school.

In his gripping and provocative debut, anthropologist and MacArthur Genius Fellow Jason De Le n sheds light on one of the most pressing political issues of our time the human consequences of US immigration policy The Land of Open Graves reveals the suffering and deaths that occur daily in the

Dead Boy

21 January 2020 | By Laurel Gale | Filed in: grad school.

A darkly funny and literary debut novel about a dead boy named Crow who has a chance at friendship and a chance at getting his life back Just because you re dead doesn t mean you don t deserve a life Crow Darlingson died in the 4th grade But he s still alive And growing, actually He can t eat

Application for Release from the Dream: Poems

21 January 2020 | By Tony Hoagland | Filed in: grad school.

The eagerly awaited, brilliant, and engaging new poems by Tony Hoagland, author of What Narcissism Means to Me The parade for the slain police officergoes past the bakery and the smell of fresh breadmakes the mourners salivate against their will from Note to Reality Are we corrupt or innocent,

The Professor Is In: The Essential Guide To Turning Your Ph.D. Into a Job

21 January 2020 | By Karen Kelsky | Filed in: grad school.

The definitive career guide for grad students, adjuncts, post docs and anyone else eager to get tenure or turn their Ph.D into their ideal job Each year tens of thousands of students will, after years of hard work and enormous amounts of money, earn their Ph.D And each year only a small

The Prize: Who's in Charge of America's Schools?

21 January 2020 | By Dale Russakoff | Filed in: grad school.

Mark Zuckerberg, Chris Christie, and Cory Booker were ready to reform our failing schools They got an education When Mark Zuckerberg announced to a cheering Oprah audience his 100 million pledge to transform the downtrodden schools of Newark, New Jersey, then mayor Cory Booker and Governor Chris

The Limits of Critique

21 January 2020 | By Rita Felski | Filed in: grad school.

Why must critics unmask and demystify literary works Why do they believe that language is always withholding some truth, that the critic s task is to reveal the unsaid or repressed In this book, Rita Felski examines critique, the dominant form of interpretation in literary studies, and situates it

In the Wake: On Blackness and Being

21 January 2020 | By Christina Sharpe | Filed in: grad school.

In this original and trenchant work, Christina Sharpe interrogates literary, visual, cinematic, and quotidian representations of Black life that comprise what she calls the orthography of the wake Activating multiple registers of wake the path behind a ship, keeping watch with the dead, coming

Asperger's Children: The Origins of Autism in Nazi Vienna

21 January 2020 | By Edith Sheffer | Filed in: grad school.

Hans Asperger, the pioneer of autism and Asperger syndrome in Nazi Vienna, has been celebrated for his compassionate defense of children with disabilities But in this groundbreaking book, prize winning historian Edith Sheffer exposes that Asperger was not only involved in the racial policies of

As We Have Always Done: Indigenous Freedom through Radical Resistance

21 January 2020 | By Leanne Betasamosake Simpson | Filed in: grad school.

Winner Native American and Indigenous Studies Association s BestSubsequent Book 2017 Honorable Mention Labriola Center American Indian National Book Award 2017 Across North America, Indigenous acts of resistance have in recent years opposed the removal of federal protections for forests and

Staying with the Trouble: Making Kin in the Chthulucene

21 January 2020 | By Donna J. Haraway | Filed in: grad school.

In the midst of spiraling ecological devastation, multispecies feminist theorist Donna J Haraway offers provocative new ways to reconfigure our relations to the earth and all its inhabitants She eschews referring to our current epoch as the Anthropocene, preferring to conceptualize it as what she

Contesting Intersex: The Dubious Diagnosis

21 January 2020 | By Georgiann Davis | Filed in: grad school.

When sociologist Georgiann Davis was a teenager, her doctors discovered that she possessed XY chromosomes, marking her as intersex Rather than share this information with her, they withheld the diagnosis in order to protect the development of her gender identity it was years before Davis would