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New Books Written by Faculty and Staff

By Maryland Today Staff

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Collage by Valerie Morgan

University of Maryland faculty and staff showcase their expertise in writing the following books published in the second half of 2023:

“Fundamentals of Aerodynamics, 7th Edition”
McGraw Hill
John Anderson, Professor Emeritus of Aerospace Engineering, and Christopher Cadou, Professor of Aerospace Engineering

Cadou is a new co-author to the classic textbook by Anderson, written in a clear, informal, and direct style to talk to the reader and gain their interest in the discipline of aerodynamics.

“Wave House”
Small Press Distribution/Flood Editions
Elizabeth Arnold, Professor of English

This is the sixth book of poetry by Arnold, recipient of a Whiting Award and an Amy Lowell Poetry Travelling Scholarship.

“Small Particle Ring Accelerators and Paul Traps: Case Studies and Prospects"
Institute of Physics Publishing
Santiago Bernal, Associate Research Scientist, Institute for Research in Electronics and Applied Physics

This reference text covers the description, theory and history of room-sized or smaller ring accelerators and Paul traps, which trap charged particles. It presents four case studies to illustrate accelerator and beam physics principles with potential applications to advanced larger machines.

“Negative Money”
Soft Skull Press
Lillian-Yvonne Bertram, Associate Professor of English

This collection by Bertram, a National Book Award-nominated poet, explores themes of race, gender, indebtedness, and how all of that intersects with capitalism. It follows a speaker continually coming of age while probing the binary thresholds of racial and gender identity, violence and safety, security and precarity, love and loneliness.

“The Avengers Assembled: The Origin Story of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes"
Penguin Random House
David Betancourt, Lecturer of Journalism

The comic book culture reporter at The Washington Post published an in-depth biographical take on the Marvel superhero team.

“Between Memory and Power: The Syrian Space under the Late Umayyads and Early Abbasids (c. 72-193/692-809)”
Antoine Borrut, Associate Professor of History

Borrut demonstrates that a robust culture of historical writing existed in 2nd-8th centuries Syria and offers new methodological approaches to access this now-lost history.

“Management: An Interactive Approach”
Pearson Higher Education
Kelly Mollica and Nicole Coomber, Clinical Professor of Management and Organization

This textbook focuses on developing critical thinking skills essential for successful managers and business leaders, incorporating a blend of topics and integrating global, inclusive and ethical perspectives with practical, real-world examples.

Mallparks: Baseball Stadiums and the Culture of Consumption
Cornell University Press
Michael T. Friedman, Assistant Research Professor of Kinesiology

Friedman explores how, as cathedrals represented power relations in medieval towns and skyscrapers epitomized those within industrial cities, sports stadiums exemplify urban American consumption at the turn of the 21st century.

The Purest Bond: Understanding the Human-Canine Connection
Atria Books
Jen Golbeck, Professor of Information Studies; and Stacey Colino

Golbeck, the "internet's dog mom" behind the massive social media platform The Golden Ratio, and Stacey Colino, an award-winning science writer, present a feel-good, comprehensive exploration of the profound bond between humans and dogs.

Intersectionality in Health Education
Human Kinetics
Cara D. Grant, Kinesiology Lecturer; and Troy E. Boddy

The authors show how looking at the intersections or intersectionality of many marginalized groups in health education can help educators identify and build classrooms where all students see themselves and a dominant narrative does not erase groups of people.

“When We Were Twins”
Plamen Press
Danuta Hinc, Principal Lecturer of English

The novel follows the paths of once-inseparable twins Taher and Aisha after the USSR invades Afghanistan.

“Foundations of Information Law”
ALA Neal-Schuman
Paul Jaeger, Professor of Information Studies; Jonathan Lazar, Professor of Information Studies; Ursula Gorham, Senior Lecturer of Information Studies; and Natalie Greene Taylor Ph.D. ’15

Serving as both an accessible introduction for library and information science students and a reference for current practitioners, this book offers an incisive examination of the numerous ways in which law about information directly impacts the roles of information professionals and information institutions.

“The Study of Bilingual Language Processing”
Oxford University Press
Nan Jiang, Professor of Second Language Acquisition

The first book-length account of research into bilingual language processing explores research in key topics such as cross-language priming and code switching, and demonstrates the theoretical significance and real-world practical implications of research into bilingual language processing

“The Two-Parent Privilege: How Americans Stopped Getting Married and Started Falling Behind”
The University of Chicago Press
Melissa S. Kearney, Neil Moskowitz Professor of Economics

Kearney makes a provocative, data-driven case for marriage by showing how the institution’s decline has led to a host of economic woes—problems that have fractured American society and rendered vulnerable populations even more vulnerable.

“Hillary Clinton's Career in Speeches: The Promises and Perils of Women's Rhetorical Adaptivity”
Michigan State University Press
Shawn Parry-Giles, Professor and Chair, Department of Communication; David S Kaufer and Xizhen Cai

The authors combine statistical text-mining methods with close reading to analyze the rhetorical highs and lows of one of the most successful political women in U.S. history.

“The State and Capitalism in China”
Cambridge University Press
Margaret M. Pearson, Professor of Government and Politics; Meg Rithmire; and Kellee Tsai

Part of the series “Elements in Politics and Society in East Asia,” this book situates China's reform-era political economy in comparative analytic perspective with attention to adaptations of its model over time.

“The Ruined Anthracite: Historical Trauma in Coal-Mining Communities”
University of Illinois Press
Paul Shackel, Professor of Anthropology

This study of the coal industry in northeastern Pennsylvania combines archaeology, documentary research, and oral history to render the ongoing human cost of environmental devastation and unchecked capitalism.

“A Is for Arson: A History of Vandalism in American Education”
Cornell University Press
Campbell F. Scribner, Associate Professor of Education Policy

Scribner delves into the motivations behind school vandalism, which costs U.S. taxpayers more than $600 million every year and can interfere with students’ learning and sense of safety.

“Doing Black Digital Humanities with Radical Intentionality: A Practical Guide”
Routledge Taylor & Francis Group
Catherine Knight Steele, Associate Professor of Communication; Jessica H. Lu Ph.D. ’18; and Kevin C. Winstead Ph.D. ’19

The authors, all part of the African American Digital Humanities Initiative at UMD, center Black scholars, Black thought and Black studies in creating digital research and programming.

“Rooted and Radiant: Women’s Narratives of Leadership”
Information Age Publishing
Trisha Teig, Teaching Assistant Professor of Leadership Studies; Brittany Devies, Program Manager for Leadership Studies and Development; and Rebecca Shetty

The narratives of 39 women navigating the process of leadership seek to honor the unique experiences of the narrative authors while also challenging the dominant stories of the leadership process.



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