The following books were authored or edited by William & Mary faculty members and published in 2022. Books are listed in alphabetical order within the following categories: arts & sciencesbusiness and education. Additional categories may be added throughout the year as more books are published. The information contained herein was submitted by the authors. Additional books may be submitted via this online form. – Ed.

Arts & Sciences

Banking on Beijing: The Aims and Impacts of China’s Overseas Development Program

By Michael J. Tierney ’87, George and Mary Hylton Professor of Government and Director, Global Research Institute; Bradley Parks ’03, Research Professor and Executive Director of AidData; and Austin Strange ’12, Assistant Professor of International Relations, University of Hong Kong, Research Affiliate at Global Research Institute

China is now the lender of first resort for much of the developing world, but Beijing has fueled speculation among policymakers, scholars, and journalists by shrouding its grant-giving and lending activities in secrecy. Introducing a systematic and transparent method of tracking Chinese development projects around the world, this book explains Beijing’s motives and analyzes the intended and unintended effects of its overseas investments. Whereas China almost exclusively provided aid during the twentieth century, its twenty-first century transition from ‘benefactor’ to ‘banker’ has had far-reaching impacts in low-income and middle-income countries that are not widely understood. Its use of debt rather than aid to bankroll big-ticket infrastructure projects creates new opportunities for developing countries to achieve rapid socio-economic gains, but it has also introduced major risks, such as corruption, political capture, and conflict. This book will be of interest to policymakers, students and scholars of international political economy, Chinese politics and foreign policy, economic development, and international relations.

Published by Cambridge University Press | More information

Camera Palaestina: Displaced Histories of Palestine

By Stephen Sheehi, Sultan Qaboos bin Said Chair of Middle East Studies, Professor of Arabic Studies

“Camera Palaestina” is a critical exploration of Jerusalemite chronicler Wasif Jawhariyyeh (1904–1972) and his seven photography albums entitled “The Illustrated History of Palestine.” The book locates this archive at the juncture between the history of photography in the Arab world and the social history of Palestine. Shedding new light on this foundational period, the authors, Sheehi, Tamari and Nassar, explore not just major historical events and the development of an urban bourgeois lifestyle but a social field of vision of Palestinian life as exemplified in the Jerusalem community. Tracking the interplay between photographic images, the authors offer evidence of the unbroken field of material, historical, and collective experience from the living past to the living present of Arab Palestine.

Published by University of California Press | More information

Covering Muslims: American newspapers in comparative perspective

By A. Maurits van der Veen, associate professor of government at W&M, and Erik Bleich

Covering Muslims presents the first systematic, large-scale analysis of American newspaper coverage of Muslims. By comparing it over time with reporting on other groups and issues as well as coverage of the subject in other countries, we demonstrate conclusively how negative American newspapers have been in their treatment of Muslims across the two-decade period between 1996 and 2016, both in an absolute sense and compared to a range of other groups. The same pattern holds in other countries, such as Australia, Canada, and the UK. While 9/11 did not make coverage more negative in the long run, it did dramatically increase the prevalence of references to terrorism and extremism.

Published by Oxford University Press | More information

Glimpses of a Public Ivy: 50 Years at William & Mary

By David Holmes, Walter G. Mason Professor of Religious Studies, Emeritus

A behind-the-scenes collection of vignettes, as told by a professor of four decades, shares the story of life at America’s second-oldest college from 1950 to 2000.

Published by Schiffer | More information

Hope: A Literary History

By Adam Potkay, William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of Humanities and Professor of English

Hope for us has a positive connotation. Yet it was criticized in classical antiquity as a distraction from the present moment, as the occasion for irrational and self-destructive thinking, and as a presumption against the gods. To what extent do arguments against hope today remain useful? If hope sounds to us like a good thing, that reaction stems from a progressive political tradition grounded in the French Revolution, aspects of Romantic literature and the influence of the Abrahamic faiths. Ranging both wide and deep, Adam Potkay examines the cases for and against hope found in literature from antiquity to the present.

Published by Cambridge University Press | More information

Learning Base R, Second Edition

By Lawrence M. Leemis, Professor of Mathematics

“Learning Base R, Second Edition,” provides an introduction to the R language for those with limited or no prior programming experience. It introduces the key topics that are needed to begin analyzing data and programming in R. The focus of the book is on the R language rather than a particular application.

Self-published | More information

LGBT Victorians: Sexuality and Gender in the Nineteenth-Century Archives

By Simon Joyce, Cloud Professor of English

LGBT Victorians draws on scholarship reconsidering the significance of sexology and efforts to retrospectively discover transgender people in historical archives. It highlights a broad range of individuals, key thinkers and activists, and writers to map the complicated landscape of gender and sexuality in the Victorian period. In the process, it decenters Oscar Wilde and his imprisonment from our historical understanding of sexual and gender nonconformity.

Published by Oxford University Press | More information

Michelangelo l’architettura

By Adriano Marinazzo
Curator of Special Projects, Muscarelle Museum of Art
Designer in Residence & Affiliated Scholar, Applied Science

Michelangelo famously wrote, “I’m not an Architect,” although he was the protagonist of the most ambitious architectural undertaking of the Renaissance. Readers will learn about his grandiose projects through the author’s innovative and informative virtual reconstructions. This work is part of “Art e Dossier,” the world’s most comprehensive series of art monographs, written by prominent scholars with a circulation of 180,000 copies.

Published by Giunti | More information

The Myth of the Twelve Tribes of Israel

By Andrew Tobolowsky, Associate Professor of Religious Studies

This book explores the fascinating history of peoples all around the world who have identified as “Israelites” from biblical times to the present. From ancient Israel, to medieval legends of the Lost Tribes, to the Beta Israel of Ethiopia, it investigates how Israelite identities have been constructed, and what Israel has meant to whom.

Published by Cambridge University Press | More information

Psychoanalysis Under Occupation: Practicing Resistance in Palestine

By Stephen Sheehi, Sultan Qaboos bin Said Chair of Middle East Studies, Professor of Arabic Studies

“Psychoanalysis Under Occupation: Practicing Resistance in Palestine” unpacks the intersection of psychoanalysis as a psychological practice in Palestine, while also advancing a set of therapeutic theories in which to critically engage and “read” the politically complex array of conditions that define life for Palestinians living under Israeli settler-colonialism.

Published by Routledge | More information

The Rebirth of Revelation: German Theology in an Age of Reason and History, 1750-1850

By Tuska Benes, James Pinckney Harrison Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of History

Despite being a pillar of belief in the Judeo-Christian tradition, the idea of revelation was deeply discredited over the course of the Enlightenment. The post-Enlightenment restoration of revelation among German religious thinkers is a fascinating yet underappreciated moment in modern efforts to navigate between reason and faith. “The Rebirth of Revelation” compares Protestant, Catholic, and Jewish reflections on revelation from 1750 to 1850 and asserts that a strategic transformation in the term’s meaning secured its relevance for the modern age. Tuska Benes argues that “propositional” revelation, understood as the infallible dispensation of doctrine, gave way to revelation as a subjective process of inner transformation or the historical disclosure of divine being in the world.

Published by University of Toronto Press | More information

School Zone: A Problem Analysis of Student Offending and Victimization

By Graham Ousey, Professor, Department of Sociology

“School Zone” applies a problem analysis framework to understand why some students have higher risks of crime and why some schools are more vulnerable to crime than other schools. It draws from empirical studies conducted by the authors as well as by other scholars studying criminology and school safety. School crime prevention strategies, and their connections to the problem analysis framework, are evaluated.

Published by Temple University Press | More information

Undue Process: Persecution and Punishment in Autocratic Courts

By Fiona Shen-Bayh, Assistant Professor of Government

Why do autocrats use courts to repress? Shen-Bayh argues that judicial punishment can enforce obedience when power is contested. Using fine-grained data and archival sources, “Undue Process” provides insight into the disciplinary dimensions of autocracy and speaks to scholars of political science, legal studies and African affairs.

Published by Cambridge University Press | More information

Unwieldy Creatures

By Addie Tsai, Lecturer of Creative Writing

“Unwieldy Creatures,” a biracial, queer, nonbinary retelling of Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein,” follows the story of three beings who all navigate life from the margins: Plum, a queer biracial Chinese intern at one of the world’s top embryology labs, who runs away from home to openly be with her girlfriend only to be left on her own; Dr. Frank, a queer biracial Indonesian scientist who compromises everything she claims to love in the name of science and ambition when she sets out to procreate without sperm or egg; and Dr. Frank’s nonbinary creation, who, painstakingly brought into the world, is abandoned due to complications at birth that result from a cruel twist of revenge. Plum struggles to determine the limits of her own ambition when Dr. Frank offers her a chance to assist with her next project. How far will Plum go in the name of scientific advancement and what is she willing to risk?

Published by Jaded Ibis Press | More information

Village Infernos and Witches’ Advocates: Witch-Hunting in Navarre, 1608-1614

By Lu Ann Homza, Professor of History

A radical reinterpretation of one of the most famous witch hunts in Europe, grounded on new archival discoveries from Pamplona.

Published by Pennsylvania State University Press | More information

What Goes Without Saying: Navigating Political Discussion in America

By Jaime Settle, Cornelia Brackenridge Talbot Associate Professor of Government and Data Science; and Taylor Carlson ’14

Why are political conversations uncomfortable for so many people? The current literature focuses on the structure of people’s discussion networks and the frequency with which they talk about politics, but not the dynamics of the conversations themselves. In “What Goes Without Saying,” Taylor N. Carlson and Jaime E. Settle investigate how Americans navigate these discussions in their daily lives, with particular attention to the decision-making process around when and how to broach politics. The authors use a multi-methods approach to unpack what they call the 4D Framework of political conversation: identifying the ways that people detect others’ views, decide whether to talk, discuss their opinions honestly — or not — and determine whether they will repeat the experience in the future. In developing a framework for studying and explaining political discussion as a social process, “What Goes Without Saying” will set the agenda for research in political science, psychology, communication and sociology for decades to come.

Published by Cambridge University Press | More information

Work in Black and White: Striving for the American Dream

Co-authored Caroline Hanley, Associate Professor of Sociology at W&M

The ability to achieve economic security through hard work is a central tenet of the American Dream, but significant shifts in today’s economy have fractured this connection. In Work in Black and White, sociologists Enobong Hannah Branch and Caroline Hanley draw on interviews with 79 middle-aged Black and White Americans to explore how their attitudes and perceptions of success are influenced by the stories American culture has told about the American Dream – and about who should have access to it and who should not. Branch and Hanley find that Black and White workers draw on racially distinct histories to make sense of today’s rising economic insecurity, and call for policies that ensure dignity in working conditions and pay while accounting for the legacies of historical inequality. Co-authored by Enobong Hannah Branch (Rutgers University).

Published by Russell Sage Foundation | More information

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Marketing Management: A Strategic Framework and Tools for Success (First Edition)

By Dawn Edmiston, Clinical Professor of Marketing at the W&M Raymond A. Mason School of Business; Mooradian, T., Matzler, K., & Ring, L. 

The concepts outlined in “Marketing Management: A Strategic Framework and Tools for Success” can be used to attract new customers and bring existing customers closer to your brand. The authors balance academic insight with practical application to emphasize the strategic process and the fundamental tools required to deliver effective marketing management.

Published by Cognella | More information

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Handbook of Special Education Research: Theory, Methods, and Developmental Processes (Volume 1)

By Elizabeth Talbott, Associate Dean for Research & Faculty Development at the W&M School of Education; Farmer T. W., McMaster, K. L., Lee, D., & Aceves, T. C.

“The Handbook of Special Education Research” provides a comprehensive overview of critical issues in special education research. This first volume addresses key topics in theory, methods, and development, exploring how these three domains interconnect to build effective special education research.

Published by Routledge | More information

Teaching the Language Arts: Forward Thinking in Today’s Classrooms (2nd Edition)

By Denise Johnson, Professor of Education

This book helps readers envision their future classrooms, including the role technology will play, as they prepare to be successful teachers. Comprehensively updated, the second edition addresses new demands on teaching in traditional and virtual ELA classrooms, and the new ways technology facilitates effective instructional practices. Organized around the receptive language arts—the way learners receive information—and the expressive language arts—the way leaners express ideas—chapters cover all aspects of language arts instruction, including new information on planning and assessment; teaching reading and writing fundamentals; supporting ELLs, dyslexic, and dysgraphic learners; using digital tools; and more. In every chapter, readers can explore a rich array of teaching tools and experiences, which allow readers to learn from real-world classrooms.

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