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Here at the School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies, we share our knowledge and findings with millions of people. Our faculty produce research on subjects that matter to people both locally and globally. These findings have been featured in more than 120 books and more than 1,000 articles, including articles in The New York Times, The Atlantic, The New Yorker, Huffington Post, Slate.com, Chronicle of Higher Education, The Globe and Mail and many more. The publications that are produced by our faculty go on to discuss the pressing concerns that society is facing today and are inclusive to a general audience as well as an academic audience. 

 

Books & Journals

Volume 31 - Issue 1 - January 2019
Journal of Policy History
Donald Critchlow, Katzin Family Professor of History 

Volume 40, NO. 2- Winter 2018
Reason Papers, A Journal of Interdisciplinary Normative Studies
Shawn Klein, Lecturer of Philosophy

Volume 31 - Issue 3 - July 2019
Journal of Policy History
Donald Critchlow, Katzin Family Professor of History 

That Most Precious Merchandise: The Mediterranean Trade in Black Sea Slaves, 1260-1500
University of Pennsylvania Press
Hannah Barker, Assistant Professor of History

Opting for the Best: Oughts and Options
Oxford University Press
Douglas Portmore, Professor of Philosophy

Volume 41, NO. 1- Summer 2019
Reason Papers, A Journal of Interdisciplinary Normative Studies
Shawn Klein, Lecturer of Philosophy

People's Peace: Prospects for a Human Future
Syracuse University Press
Chad Haines, Associate Professor of Religious Studies & Yasmin Saikia, Professor of History and Hardt-Nickachos Chair in Peace Studies

Articles & Op/Eds

How to take the scandal out of big-time college football and basketball
LA Times
Victoria Jackson, Lecturer of History

Remembering American saint Elizabeth Seton's legacy and how it continues to inspire work with immigrants
The Conversation
Catherine O'Donnell, Associate Professor of History

Silicon Valley's Original Sin: Big Tech offers a world of self-actualization, wealth, and progress. What could go wrong?
Sojourners
Gaymon Bennett, Associate Professor of Religious Studies

How will generations that didn't experience the Holocaust remember it?
The Conversation
Timothy Langille, Lecturer of Religious Studies

Should we judge people for their past moral failings?
The Conversation
Andrew Khoury, Instructor of Philosophy

Why are women still having to fight so hard for their rightful place in the male-dominated sporting world?
The Independent
Victoria Jackson, Lecturer of History

Transgender Children and the Right to Transition: Medical Ethics When Parents Mean Well but Cause Harm
The American Journal of Bioethics
Maura Priest, Assistant Professor of Philosophy 

OPINIÓN: La verdadera crisis fronteriza no es la que Trump siempre menciona
Expansión 
Alexander Aviña, Associate Professor of History

Opinion: USWNT discrimination lawsuit underscores importance of Title IX
Global Sport Matters
Victoria Jackson, Lecturer of History

Religion and Politics in the East African Revival 
Sage Journals
Jason Bruner, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies

Confederate Imaginations with the Federals in the Postwar Order
Philosophy Documentation Center
Adrian Brettle, Lecturer of History

The Decadelong Humiliation of Caster Semenya
Slate
Victoria Jackson, Lecturer of History

Opinion: Stop penalizing female athletes for getting pregnant
Global Sport Matters
Victoria Jackson, Lecturer of History

Deconversion, Sport, and Rehabilitative Hope
MDPI Religions
Terry Shoemaker, Lecturer of Religious Studies

Bones of Contention: China's World War II Military Graves in India, Burma, and Papua New Guinea
Journal of Chinese Military History
Linh Vu, Assistant Professor of History

Why the racial wealth gap persists, more than 150 years after emancipation
The Washington Post
Calvin Schermerhorn, Professor of History

Abrazos y Balazos
Zur
Alexander Aviña, Associate Professor of History

Un buen momento para el futbol femenino
Letras Libres
Victoria Jackson, Lecturer of HIstory

Why America's first saint stopped trying to convert her neighbors to Catholicism
Zocalo
Catherine O'Donnell, Associate Professor of History

Great Women's World Cup, FIFA. Now scrap the whole thing and start over
Los Angeles Times
Victoria Jackson, Clinical Professor of History

Investigating comparative genocide teaching in two high school classrooms
Taylor & Francis: Theory & Research in Social Education
Lauren Harris, Associate Professor of History, Volker Benkert, Assistant Professor of History & Jason Bruner, Associate Professor or Religious Studies

Scholars need to act with greater urgencey
Medium
Gaymon Bennett, Associate Professor of Religious Studies

Records of Consent
Medium
Hannah Barker, Assistant Professor of History

The Delusion and Danger of Infinate Economic Growth
The New Republic
Christopher Jones, Associate Professor of History

Historians on Trump: We've never seen anything like this
CNN
Kyle Longley, Snell Family Dean's Distinguished Professor of History

Opinion: From fiction to reality, female athlete bonds run deep
Global Sport Matters
Victoria Jackson, Clinical Assistant Professor of History

The myth of amateurism: How America's multi-billion-dollar college sports industry exploits its stars
Independent
Victoria Jackson, Clinical Assistant Professor of History

Opinon: the Pac-12 should defy the NCAA and embrace California's law letting student-athletes earn dollars
Los Angeles Times
Victoria Jackson, Clinical Professor of History

A Somehwat Reassuring Defense of Populism
Athenaeum Review, Issue 3 Fall/Winter 2020
Donald Critchlow, Katzin Family Professor of History

Tai Manuscripts in the Southeast Asian Rare Book Collection
Library of Congress
Ryan Wolfson-Ford, Lecturer of History

What Happens When You Kill the Messenger in Nicaragua
Stratfor Worldview
Kyle Longley, Professor of History

Martyred Patriarchs, Institutionalized Virtues, and the Gendered Republic of Twentieth-Century China
Modern China
Linh Vu, Assistant Professor of History

Books

Republican Character: From Nixon to Reagan
Donald Critchlow, Professor of History

Theravāda Buddhist Encounters with Modernity
Juliane Schober, Professor of Religious Studies

LBJ's 1968: Power, Politics, and the Presidency in America's Year of Upheaval
Kyle Longley, Snell Family Dean's Distinguished Professor of History

Feinde, Freunde, Fremde? Deutsche Perspektiven auf die USA
Volker Benkert, Assistant Professor of History 

Southeast Asia: A Very Short Introduction
James Rush, Professor of History 

Religion Around Billie Holiday
Tracy Fessenden, Professor of Religious Studies 

Indian Treaties in the United States
Donald Fixico, Distinguished Foundation Professor

Unrequited Toil: A History of United States Slavery 
Calvin Schermerhorn, Professor of History

Engineering Asia: Technology, Colonial Development, and the Cold War Order
Aaron Moore, Associate Professor of History

Elizabeth Seton: American Saint
Catherine O'Donnell, Associate Professor of History

Great Journeys across the Pamir Mountains
Huaiyu Chen, Associate Professor of Religious Studies 

The Prophetic Dimension of Sport
Terry Shoemaker, Lecturer of Religious Studies

 

Articles & Op/Eds

Take it from a former Division I athlete: College sports are like Jim Crow
The Los Angeles Times
Victoria Jackson, Lecturer of History

Does Presidential Character Matter in a Polarized Age?
History News Network
Donald Critchlow, Professor of History

Donald Trump and the battering of civil religion
Religion News Service
John Carlson, Associate Professor of Religious Studies

Mobilizing the dead in wartime Chongqing
Journal of Modern Chinese History
Linh Vu, Assistant Professor of History

Are we a nation under God or under Trump? It’s up to us to choose
Arizona Capitol Times
John Carlson, Associate Professor of Religious Studies

How Not To Talk About Race And Genetics 
Buzzfeed
Monica Green, Professor of History

Opinion: It’s time to end the notion of NCAA amateurism
Global Sports Matters
Victoria Jackson, Lecturer of History

The Evangelical Search for Authenticity
Marginalia Review of Books
Jason Bruner, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies

Tortured for Christ in Trump's America
Sacred Matters
Jason Bruner, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies

After the death of a rival, Lyndon Johnson rose above politics. Donald Trump should learn from him
SF Gate
Kyle Longley, Snell Family Dean's Distinguished Professor of History

Could new legislation lead to a Route 66 economic revival?
The Conversation
Daniel Milowski, History PhD Candidate 
Article also appeared in Associated Press, The Los Angeles Times, Route 66 News, Penn Live, Midland Daily News, The Reader 

The Value of Play and the Good Human Life. (The value of the game in human life)
Cultura_Ciencia_Deporte Journal
Shawn Klein, Philosophy Lecturer 

How Should Officials Decide When Cutting-Edge Medical Interventions for Athletes Cross the Line?
Slate Magazine
Victoria Jackson, History Lecturer

What philosophers have to say about eating meat
The Conversation
Joan McGregor, Professor of Philosophy

What does faith demand? Elizabeth Seton and the belief of others
Sage House News - The Cornell University Press Blog
Catherine O'Donnell, Associate Professor of History

Colin Kaepernick’s Nike sponsorship shows that athletes have more power than they realize
The Washington Post
Victoria Jackson, History Lecturer

Elizabeth Seton and Me: Or, How I Almost Wrote a Book about a Saint Without Mentioning God
The Junto
Catherine O'Donnell, Associate Professor of History

Prisoner strike exposes an age old American reliance on forced labor
The Conversation
Calvin Schermerhorn, Professor of History

The Power of Sports Activism: from Black Power in Mexico 68 to the 'Trump Era'
El Universal
Victoria Jackson, History Lecturer

On the Supreme Court, difficult nominations have led to historical injustices
The Conversation
Calvin Schermerhorn, Professor of History

Politicians have long used the ‘forgotten man’ to win elections
The Conversation
Donald Critchlow, Professor of History

How should we judge people for their past moral failings?
The Conversation
Andrew Khoury, Philosophy Lecturer

The forgotten organization behind one of the most iconic moments in sports history
The Washington Post
Victoria Jackson, History Lecturer

Americans spend $70 billion on pets, and that money could do more good
The Conversation
Sandra Woien, Philosophy Lecturer 

The myth of amateurism: How America’s multi-billion-dollar college sports industry exploits its stars
The Independent
Victoria Jackson, History Lecturer

Titles, medals and ribbons
Aeon Magazine
Toby Harper, Assistant Professor of History

"What is a European hospital but a pagan shrine?" Missionaries, Progress, and the Problem of Materiality in Colonial Uganda
Material Religion
Jason Bruner, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies 

Silencing the Past by Al Jazeera Network
Jadaliyya
Chouki El Hamel, Professor of History

How Christian missionary media shaped the world
The Conversation 
Jason Bruner, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies

Knowledge, Ignorance and Climate Change
The New York Times
N. Ángel Pinillos, Professor of Philosophy 

Single during the holidays? It doesn't mean being lonely or alone
The Conversation
Elizabeth Brake, Associate Professor of Philosophy 

"Blessed are those who have not seen": Image and belief in Jonas Bendiksen's The Last Testament
The Revealer
Jason Bruner, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies

Books

Global Christianity and the Black Atlantic: Tuskegee, Colonialism, and the Shaping of African Industrial Education
Andrew Barnes, Professor of History

Glückskinder der Einheit?: Lebenswege der um 1970 in der DDR Geborenen
Volker Benkert, Assistant Professor of History

Living Salvation in the East African Revival in Uganda
Jason Bruner, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies

"That's What They Used To Say" Reflections on American Indian Oral Traditions
Donald Fixico, Distinguished Foundation Professor of History 

Northeast India: A Place of Relations
Yasmin Saikia, Professor of History

Porous Borders: Multiracial Migrations and the Law in the U.S.-Mexico Borderland
Julian Lim, Assistant Professor of History 

Knowledge as Acceptable Testimony
Steven Reynolds, Associate Professor of History

Reagan and the World: Leadership and National Security, 1981-1989
Kyle Longley, Snell Family Dean's Distinguished Professor of History

 Articles

Judaism's Christianity: Cohen and Rosenzweig on the Relationship between Judaism and Christianity
The Journal of Jewish Thought and Philosophy
Alexandra Aidler, Clinical Assistant Professor of Religious Studies

The Lady is Unvanquished 
The Immanent Frame
Tracy Fessenden, Associate Professor of Religious Studies 

Six Degrees of the Mongol Empire: Using Thought Experiments to Prepare World History Teachers
The History Teacher
Lauren Harris, Associate Professor of History Education

Water Consumption and Sustainability in Arizona: A Tale of Two Desert Cities
Journals of the Southwest
Paul Hirt, Professor of History

The Thibodaux Massacre Left 60 African-Americans Dead and Spelled the End of Unionized Farm Labor in the South for Decades
Smithsonian
Calvin Schermerhorn, Professor of History

Racial divides have been holding American workers back for more than a century
Washington Post
Calvin Schermerhorn, Professor of History

Agroecosystem energy transitions in the old and new worlds: trajectories and determinants at the regional scale
Regional Environmental Change
Joshua MacFadyen, Assistant Professor of History

The Republican Paradox: Liberty, Prosperity, Virtue, and Vice in the American Founding
The Journal of Policy History
Jonathan Barth, Assistant Professor of History

Developing a Critical Comparative Genocide Method
World History Connected
Jason Bruner, Volker Benkert, Lauren Harris, Marcie Hutchinson and Anders Erik Lundin

Books

Hamka’s Great Story: A Master Writer’s Vision of Islam for Modern Indonesia
James Rush, Professor of History

 Articles & Op/Eds

Mexico's Long Dirty War
NACLA Report on the Americas
Alexander Aviña, Associate Professor of History

Purchasing a Slave in Fourteenth-Century Cairo: Ibn al-Akfānī’s Book of Observation and Inspection in the Examination of Slaves
Mamluk Studies Review
Hannah Barker, Assistant Professor of History

Reconstructing Mercantilism: Consensus and Conflict in British Imperial Economy in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries
The William and Mary Quarterly
Jonathan Barth, Assistant Professor of History

Articles & Op/Eds

Reconnecting with the Homeland: Black Sea Slaves in Mamluk Biographical Dictionaries
Medieval Prosopography
Hannah Barker, Assistant Professor of History

Making Good Wives and Mothers': The African Education Group and Missionary Reactions to the Phelps Stokes Reports
Studies in World Christianity
Andrew Barnes, Professor of History

Books 

Spectators of Revolution: Peasant Guerrillas in the Cold War Mexican Countryside
Alexander Aviña, Associate Professor of History

Beyond Violence: Jewish Survivors in Poland and Slovakia, 1944-1948
Anna Cichopek-Gajraj

 Articles & Op/Eds

'A Peculiar Stampe of Our Owne': The Massachusetts Mint and the Battle over Sovereignty, 1652-1691
The New England Quarterly
Jonathan Barth, Assistant Professor of History

Limits to ‘Jewish Power’: How Slovak Jewish Leaders Negotiated Restitution of Property after the War
East European Jewish Studies Affairs
Anna Cichopek-Gajraj, Associate Professor of History

Articles & Op/Eds

An Archive of Counterinsurgency: State Anxieties and Peasant Guerrillas in Cold War Mexico
Journal of Iberian and Latin American Research
Alexander Aviña, Associate Professor of History

Jewish Studies in Germany
Scripta Judaicia Cracoviensia
Volker Benkert, Assistant Professor of History

Introduction: Revival of Jewish Studies in Eastern Europe
Scripta Judaicia Cracoviensia
Anna Cichopek-Gajraj, Associate Professor of History

Articles & Op/Eds

Negotiating Jewish Belonging in Postwar Slovakia (1945-1948)
Shofar: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish Studies
Anna Cichopek-Gajraj, Associate Professor of History

Articles & Op/Eds

Egypt and the Black Sea Slave Trade During the Thirteenth Century
Bulletin of the American Research Center in Egypt
Hannah Barker, Assistant Professor of History

Articles & Op/Eds

The Great Prohibition: The Expansion of Christianity in Colonial Northern Nigeria
History Compass
Andrew Barnes, Professor of History

'The Sinke of America': Society in the Albemarle Borderlands of North Carolina, 1663-1729
North Carolina Historical Review
Jonathan Barth, Assistant Professor of History

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