To help celebrate and share the news about recent Brooklyn College faculty book projects, the college’sEthyle R. Wolfe Institute for the Humanitieshas launched the “New Books by BC Faculty Event Series.” The two-month-long series will feature faculty authors in conversation with colleagues. The events are free and open to the public.  

“The mission of the Wolfe Institute is to promote the humanities, and this series highlights the great authors who teach in the School of the Humanities and Social Sciences,” said Gaston Alonso, Associate Professor of Political Science and Director of the Wolfe Institute. “Each event has been designed in collaboration with the author, and we are excited about the richness of the conversations ahead. These will be great learning opportunities for students, faculty, staff, as well as the college’s extended family.”  

 Ethyle R. Wolfe Institute’s  Fall 2023
New Books by Brooklyn College Faculty Series:

Sino peripatético: On Transnational Lives/Sobre las vidas transnacionales . Tuesday, September 26, at 6 p.m. Online event. Zoom, pre-registration required. 

Philosophy Professor Daniel Campos’s philosophical memoirSino peripatético(New York: Sudaquia Editores, 2023) will serve as the starting point for a conversation on the transnational lives of people who, in the Americas and globally, are no longer emigrants or immigrants but “peripatetics.” 

History without Borders: the Atlantic and Indian Ocean Worlds:A conversation with Edward Rugemer, Gunja SenGupta, and Swapna Banarjee. Tuesday, October 3, at 5:30 p.m.Online event. Zoom, pre-registration required. 

History Professor Gunja SenGupta is joined by Professor Edward Rugemer (Yale University) and Professor Swapna Banarjee (History, Brooklyn College/Graduate Center/CUNY) to discuss SenGupta’s recent co-authored bookSojourners, Sultans, and Slaves: America and the Indian Ocean in the Age of Abolition and Empire(University of California Press, 2023).  

 American Born: An Immigrant Story, A Daughter’s Memoir:A Conversation with Rachel M. Brownstein and Allan Amanik. Thursday, October 12, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. Woody Tanger Auditorium, BC Library, and live-streamed on theEthyle R. Wolfe Institute’s YouTube Channel. 

Judaic Studies Professor Allan Amanik joins English Professor Rachel Brownstein in conversation to celebrate the publication of Brownstein’s new book,American Born: An Immigrant Story, A Daughter’s Memoir(University of Chicago Press, 2023).  

 Migration as Economic Imperialism:A Conversation with Immanuel Ness and Corinna Mullen. Thursday, October 19, at 12:30 p.m., Woody Tanger Auditorium, Brooklyn College Library, and live-streamed on the Ethyle R. Wolfe Institute’s YouTube Channel. 

This event celebrates the publication of Political Science Professor Immanuel Ness’s latest book,Migration as Economic Imperialism: How International Labour Mobility Undermines Economic Development in Poor Countries(Polity, 2023). Ness, also the Chairperson for Political Science, is joined in conversation by colleague Professor Corinna Mullen.  

 The Lights: Poems by Ben Lerner:A Conversation with Ben Lerner, David Grubbs, and Celina Su. Thursday, October 26, at 2:15 p.m., Room 411, Brooklyn College Library. 

The event celebrates the publication of Distinguished Professor of English Ben Lerner’s latest book,The Lights: Poems(Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2023). Lerner be joined in conversation by David Grubbs (Distinguished Professor of Music at Brooklyn College/ The Graduate Center, CUNY), Celina Su (Political Science), and Marilyn J. Gittell (Chair of Urban Studies and Professor of Political Science and Brooklyn College/The Graduate Center, CUNY).  

 Revolutionary Feminists: AConversation with Barbara Winslow, Zinga Fraser and Jeanne Theoharis. Thursday, November 2, 12:50 p.m., Woody Tanger Auditorium, Brooklyn College Library and live-streamed on theEthyle R. Wolfe Institute’s YouTube Channel. 

This event celebrates the recent publication of Professor in Secondary Education and Women’s and Gender Studies Barbara Winslow’sRevolutionary Feminists: The Women’s Liberation Movement in Seattle(Duke University Press, 2023). Winslow is joined in conversation by Zinga Fraser (Africana Studies and Director of the Shirley Chisholm Project), and Jeanne Theoharis (Distinguished Professor of Political Science).  

 Sylvester’s Letter: Collaboration and Creative Process in Picture Books:AConversation with Matthew Burgess and Josh Cochran, Claudia Bedrick, and Roni Natov .
Tuesday, November 14, 11 a.m., Room 411, Library. 

In celebration of English Professor Matthew Burgess’s new book,Sylvester’s Letter, we host an exploration of creative collaboration and process, word and image in picture books. Burgess is joined in conversation by Josh Cochran, his co-author and illustrator; Claudia Bedrick, Enchanted Lion Books editor and publisher; and Professor Roni Natov (English).  

 Gender and Power in Strength Sports: Strong as Feminist:A Conversation with Kathie Rose Hejtmanek, Melissa Forbis, Noelle Brigden, and Cara Ocobok . Tuesday, Nov 28, at 6 p.m.Online event. Zoom, registration required. 

To celebrate the publication of their new bookGender and Power in Strength Sports: Strong as Feminist(Routledge, 2023), the editors Associate Professor of Anthropology Kathie Rose Hejtmanek and Adjunct Anthropology Professor Melissa Forbis are joined by co-editor Noelle Brigden (Marquette University), as well as Cara Ocobok (Notre Dame University). The book argues that in the face of ongoing embodied precarity, strength sports have become a complex form of both resistance to, and reproduction of, patriarchy.