Research in Print: Fall 2018

Authors explore social justice efforts springing from art, techniques for helping students accept new knowledge that may threaten long-held beliefs, and more.

In This Series

two women outdoors
Research | March 20, 2018
In her new book, an expert in the nation’s top legal writing program explores how cognitive science and rhetorical theory work together to convince us of what to believe.
man at microphone
Arts and Culture | April 2, 2018
Can the spoken word community lead us in improving social justice efforts? A new book by acclaimed poet Javon Johnson considers the possibility.
Silhouette of businesswoman with briefcase standing in doorway
Research | May 11, 2018
A first-of-its-kind book provides faculty with tools to help students understand — and maybe even surmount — threshold concepts.
sunlight through water
Research | August 7, 2018
A new book explores Gandhian thought and Quakerism to show us how both contribute to humanity’s quest for world peace.
still from tv show set
Research | August 15, 2018
A new book on NBC’s Parks and Recreation sheds light on how feminist ideologies and humor within the TV show helped challenge our thinking.

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