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Pitzer Professor Carina Johnson Excavates Religious Histories Buried Since the German Reformation

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Claremont, Calif. (January 11, 2018)—Archeologies of Confession: Writing the German Reformation, 1517–2017, a collection of essays co-edited by Professor of History Carina Johnson, examines the formation of religious identities during the Reformation and the erasure of religious plurality from historical memory. Published by the Berghahn Books series Spektrum, the anthology was released during the 500th [Read More…]

January 11, 2018
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New Book by Pitzer Professor Tessa Hicks Peterson Explores Connections Between Student Development, Social Justice and Wellness

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Claremont, Calif. (January 8, 2018)—Pitzer College Assistant Vice President of Community Engagement Tessa Hicks Peterson’s new book, Student Development and Social Justice: Critical Learning, Radical Healing, and Community Engagement, weaves together critical components of student development and community building for social justice to prepare students to engage effectively in community-campus partnerships for social change. Published [Read More…]

January 8, 2018
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Pitzer Professor Ahmed Alwishah Illuminates the Illuminationists

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Claremont, Calif. (January 8, 2018)—Illuminationist Texts and Textual Studies, an anthology co-edited by Pitzer College Associate Professor of Philosophy Ahmed Alwishah, explores the Illuminationist philosophical tradition that originated in twelfth-century Persia and still shapes Islamic philosophy today. The book is dedicated to the memory of the late philosopher Hossein Ziai, who was a professor of [Read More…]

January 8, 2018
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Professor Peter Nardi’s New Book Fosters Critical Thinking Skills in an Era of Questionable Claims

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Claremont, Calif. (August 21, 2017)—Professor Emeritus of Sociology Peter Nardi’s new book, Critical Thinking: Tools for Evaluating Research, gives students the tools they need to analyze and interpret the vast quantities of information they process during their undergraduate years. The 168-page volume, published by the University of California Press, is a concise primer written for [Read More…]

August 21, 2017
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Professor Joe Parker Explores Democracy Beyond the Nation State

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Claremont, Calif. (August 2, 2017)—In his new book, Democracy Beyond the Nation State: Practicing Equality, Pitzer College Professor Joe Parker asks how democracy can “serve all rather than the few” and address fundamental issues of inequality. Published by Routledge, Democracy Beyond the Nation State examines communities that practice “horizontal democracy” where governance is broadly inclusive [Read More…]

August 2, 2017
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New Book by Pitzer Professor Emeritus Ntongela Masilela Examines Exile and the African Diaspora

Claremont, Calif. (April 3, 2017)—Pitzer College Professor Emeritus Ntongela Masilela’s most recent book, A South African Looks at the African Diaspora: Essays and Interviews, reflects on the meaning of, and relationship between, the concepts of home and exile. As an international scholar and a South African exile, Masilela draws from both his own experiences and the [Read More…]

April 3, 2017
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Pitzer Professor Halford Fairchild and Students Co-Author New Book, Black Lives Matter: Lifespan Perspectives

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Claremont, Calif. (March 9, 2017)—Black Lives Matter: Lifespan Perspectives, a new book edited by Pitzer College Professor Halford Fairchild and co-authored with undergraduates from his Introduction to African American Psychology course, examines issues that affect people of African descent around the world. It is the second in a series of textbooks that Fairchild has produced [Read More…]

March 9, 2017
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Professor Harmony O’Rourke’s New Book Explores Diaspora, Gender and Identity in Cameroon

Claremont, Calif. (February 17, 2017)—Professor Harmony O’Rourke’s new book, Hadija’s Story: Diaspora, Gender, and Belonging in the Cameroon Grassfields, is the tale of one woman’s search for freedom and an exploration of the complex issues surrounding marriage, slavery and identity for Muslim Hausa migrants in Cameroon. O’Rourke is an associate professor of history at Pitzer [Read More…]

February 17, 2017
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Professor Rudi Volti’s Book Society and Technological Change, Version 8.0

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Claremont, Calif. (February 9, 2017)—The first edition of Pitzer College Professor Emeritus Rudi Volti’s book, Society and Technological Change, was published in 1988, a time when—in the author’s words— “tweets were something birds did, and Mark Zuckerberg had not yet entered kindergarten.” Nearly 30 years later, Worth Publishers has issued the eighth edition of Volti’s [Read More…]

February 9, 2017
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Pitzer Professor Phil Zuckerman Publishes Definitive Work on Secularism

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Claremont, Calif. (January 17, 2017)—Pitzer College Professor Phil Zuckerman’s new book, The Oxford Handbook of Secularism, is being touted as the most comprehensive and interdisciplinary volume ever written about secularism. The 792-page Oxford University Press anthology, which Zuckerman co-edited with John R. Shook, gives a 360-degree global view of secularism. “We have philosophers, anthropologists, political [Read More…]

January 17, 2017