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Lisa Nunn’s new book- Defining Student Success: The Role of School and Culture

Congratulations to recent grad, Lisa Nunn, whose book (former dissertation) is now ready to purchase:

http://www.amazon.com/Defining-Student-Success-Culture-Childhood/dp/0813563615/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1389828161&sr=8-4&keywords=nunn%2C+lisa

or

http://rutgerspress.rutgers.edu/product/Defining-Student-Success,5185.aspx

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Prof. Skrentny’s new book published- After Civil Rights: Racial Realism in the New American Workplace

Professor John Skrentny has a new book published.  It’s called  After Civil Rights: Racial Realism in the New American Workplace (Princeton University Press).  He has presented material from it at several law schools, many of which were holding special events to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. He and Kevin Lewis also won a couple of grants for research projects focused on the STEM workforce.  In other news, he claims to have found a pretty good new local burrito:  Kotija Jr. Taco Shop, 2690 Del Mar Heights Road, 92014.

“Geoengineering and the Suppression of the Environmental Politics of Climate Change.”

Professor Charlie Thorpe and graduate student, Brynna Jacobson  presented a paper at York University in Toronto for a conference on the Changing Political Economy of Research and Innovation.

The paper — lead authored by Brynna — is called “Geoengineering and the Suppression of the Environmental Politics of Climate Change.”

Culling the Masses: The Democratic Origins of Racist Immigration Policy in the Americas

Prof. FitzGerald’s upcoming new book, Culling the Masses: The Democratic Origins of Racist Immigration Policy in the Americas will be available in April thru Harvard University Press.

Culling the Masses questions the widely held view that in the long run democracy and racism cannot coexist. David Scott FitzGerald and David Cook-Martín show that democracies were the first countries in the Americas to select immigrants by race, and undemocratic states the first to outlaw discrimination. Through analysis of legal records from twenty-two countries between 1790 and 2010, the authors present a critical history of the rise and fall of racial selection in the Western Hemisphere.

see http://www.hup.harvard.edu/catalog.php?isbn=9780674729049 for more information

 

 

Article by Angela Garcia Published

Congratulations to grad student  Angela Garcia, whose article, “Hidden in plain sight: How unauthorized migrants strategically assimilate in restrictive localities in California” has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies.