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The New School’s Academic Year in Books 2020–2021: Faculty

Faculty authors confronted a number of pressing social and cultural issues in more than 30 books published this academic year — from a history of alternative political media and its effects on American politics to powerful personal stories of design educators of color addressing the complexities of race in design and a chronicle of a struggle over land between one of the poorest communities in the United States and the federal government and mining conglomerates. Works published range from critically acclaimed novels to enchanting poetry collections, compelling philosophical essays, and insightful nonfiction. New School alumni authors were prolific as well.

The following is a list of books by faculty members released over the 2020–2021 academic year. Discover your next great read below.

American Slavery and Russian Serfdom in the Post-Emancipation Imagination
Amanda Bellows
History Lecturer

Fairy Tale Architecture
Andy Bernheimer (co-author)
Associate Professor of Architecture

We Were Lucky in the Rain
Susan Buttenwieser
Continuing Education, Creative Writing Faculty

Bald: 35 Philosophical Short Cuts
Simon Critchley
Hans Jonas Professor of Philosophy

Ghost Hour
Laura Cronk, MFA Creative Writing ’05
Assistant Professor of Writing

Alexandra Délano
Associate Professor of Global Studies

Main Street: How a City’s Heart Connects Us All
Mindy Fullilove
Professor of Urban Policy and Health

DUMBO: The Making of a Neighborhood and the Rebirth of Brooklyn
Paul Goldberger
Joseph Urban Professor of Design

Fashion Criticism: An Anthology
Francesca Granata
Associate Professor of Fashion Studies

Inclusión y tensiones en la cuenca Matanza-Riachuelo: Dilemmas de la integración socio-espacial en Buenos Aires
Margarita Gutman (editor)
Professor of Urban Studies and International Affairs

Egypt’s Occupation: Colonial Economism and the Crises of Capitalism
Aaron Jakes
Assistant Professor of History

Holding Back the River: The Struggle Against Nature on America’s Waterways
Tyler J. Kelley, BA Liberal Arts ’07
Assistant Professor of Journalism and Design

Forces of Art: Perspectives from a Changing World
Carin Kuoni (editor-in-chief)
Assistant Professor Visual Studies

Chimpanzee Culture Wars: Rethinking Human Nature alongside Japanese, European, and American Cultural Primatologists
Nicolas Langlitz
Associate Professor of Anthropology

Realizing The New School: Lessons from the Past
Mark Larrimore, Associate Professor of Religious Studies
Julia Foulkes, Professor of History

A City Is Not a Computer: Other Urban Intelligences
Shannon Mattern
Professor of Anthropology

Resilient Urban Futures
Timon McPhearson (co-editor and contributor)
Associate Professor of Urban Ecology

Youth Active Citizenship in Europe: Ethnographies of Participation
Sam Mejias (co-editor)
Associate Professor of Social Justice and Community Engagement

Public Space Reader
Miodrag Mitrasinovic
Professor of Architecture and Urbanism

Keith Haring’s Line: Race and the Performance of Desire
Ricardo Montez
Associate Professor of Performance Studies

The Fact of Resonance: Modernist Acoustics and Narrative Form
Julie Beth Napolin
Associate Professor of Digital Humanities

Facets of Modernity: Reflections on Fractured Subjectivity
Dmitri Nikulin
Professor of Philosophy

What Are You Going Through
Sigrid Nunez
Creative Writing Faculty

Peak Libido: Sex, Ecology, and the Collapse of Desire 
Dominic Pettman
Culture and Media Professor

Expansive Leadership: Cultivating Mindfulness to Lead Self and Others in a Changing World—A 28-Day Program
Latha Poonamallee
Associate Professor of Management and Social Innovation

Political Junkies: From Talk Radio to Twitter, How Alternative Media Hooked Us on Politics and Broke Our Democracy
Claire Potter
Professor of History

The Book of Unconformities: Speculations on Lost Time
Hugh Raffles
Professor of Anthropology

Damaged: Musicality and Race in American Punk
Evan Rapport
Associate Professor of Ethnomusicology

Another Song for Europe: Music, Taste, and Values in the Eurovision Song Contest
Ivan Raykoff
Associate Professor of Music

Oak Flat: A Fight for Sacred Land in the American West
Lauren Redniss
Associate Professor of Illustration

Designing in Dark Times: An Arendtian Lexicon
Eduardo Staszowski (co-editor)
Associate Professor of Design Strategies

Thinking with Balibar: A Lexicon of Conceptual Practice
Ann Stoler (co-editor)
Willy Brandt Distinguished Professor of Anthropology and History

On the Suffering of the World by Arthur Schopenhauer
Eugene Thacker (editor)
Professor of Media Studies

Design and Political Dissent: Spaces, Visuals, Materialities
Georgia Traganou (editor)
Professor of Architecture and Urbanism 

Black, Brown + Latinx Design Educators: Conversations on Design and Race
Kelly Walters
Assistant Professor of Communication Design

Girl Head: Feminism and Film Materiality 
Genevieve Yue
Assistant Professor of Culture and Media 

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