sarah sokhey

Cracking the nest egg: when governments mess with pensions

Feb. 16, 2019

In studying countries that privatized their social-security programs, Sarah Wilson Sokhey discovered that many post-communist countries ended up reversing their policy changes for short-term political or financial reasons.


Let Us Now Praise Famous Gullies

Feb. 6, 2019

Providence Canyon and the Soils of the South About the book : Providence Canyon State Park, also known as Georgia’s “Little Grand Canyon,” preserves a network of massive erosion gullies allegedly caused by poor farming practices during the nineteenth century. It is a park that protects the scenic results of...



Jan. 28, 2019

Yorùbá Kingship in Colonial Cuba during the Age of Revolutions About the book : This Atlantic world history centers on the life of Juan Nepomuceno Prieto (c. 1773–c. 1835), a member of the West African Yorùbá people enslaved and taken to Havana during the era of the Atlantic slave trade...


English department administrator interviewed in LA Review of Books

Aug. 7, 2018

Grant Souders is not just the face you see as you step into the office of the English department in Hellems Arts & Sciences. He is also an accomplished poet, whose debut collection, Service (Tupelo Press, 2017), has been receiving some well-deserved attention.


Kingdoms of Faith

April 24, 2018

A New History of Islamic Spain About the Book : In Kingdoms of Faith , award-winning historian Brian A. Catlos rewrites the history of Islamic Spain from the ground up, evoking the cultural splendor of al-Andalus, while offering an authoritative new interpretation of the forces that shaped it. Prior accounts...


The Puritan Cosmopolis

March 16, 2018

The Puritan Cosmopolis traces a sense of kinship that emerged from within the larger realm of Puritan law and literature in late seventeenth-century New England.


Someone Shot My Book

March 16, 2018

Approaching the practices of reading and writing from a feminist perspective, Julie Carr asks vital ethical questions about the role of poetry—and of art in general—in a violent culture.


Linguistics prof's memoir examines family life under Nazis, Soviets

Feb. 21, 2018

'My idea was to show how two people went through the two greatest tragedies of the 20th century,' says Zygmunt Frajzyngier


Incentivizing Peace

Feb. 5, 2018

About the book : Civil wars are among the most difficult problems in world politics. While mediation, intervention, and peacekeeping have produced some positive results in helping to end civil wars, they fall short in preventing them in the first place. In Incentivizing Peace , Jaroslav Tir and Johannes Karreth...


Performance for Resilience

Jan. 7, 2018

This book focuses on Shine, a musical performance about how energy, humanity and climate are interrelated.