New Books

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Eben Kirksey (Member 2019-21), The Mutant Project: Inside the Global Race to Genetically Modify Humans, St. Martin's Press, 2020.
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Joan W. Scott (Emerita), On the Judgment of History, Columbia University Press, 2020.


Hector Amaya (Member 2018-19), Trafficking: Narcoculture in Mexico and the United States, Duke University Press, 2020.

Ergin Bulut (Visitor 2019-20), A Precarious Game: The Illusion of Dream Jobs in the Video Game Industry, Cornel University Press, 2020.


Didier Fassin (Faculty), ed., Deepening Divides: How Territorial Borders and Social Boundaries Delineate Our World, Pluto Press, 2019.

Enze Han (Member 2015-16), Asymmetrical Neighbors: Borderland State Building between China and Southeast Asia, Oxford University Press, 2019.



Didier Fassin (Faculty) and Bernard E. Harcourt (Visiting Faculty 2016-17), eds., A Time for Critique, Columbia University Press, 2019.


Edgar Cabanas and Eva Illouz (Member 2018-19), Manufacturing Happy Citizens: How the Science and Industry of Happiness Control our Lives, Polity, 2019.


Dieter Thomä (Member 2018-19), Troublemakers: A Philosophy of Puer Robustus, Polity, 2019.

Ayşa Parla (Member 2016-17, Visitor 2017-18), Precarious Hope: Migration and the Limits of Belonging in Turkey, Stanford University Press, 2019.


Massimiliano Tomba (Member 2016-17), Insurgent Universality: An Alternative Legacy of Modernity, Oxford University Press, 2019.

Julia Hell (Visitor 2017-18), The Conquest of Ruins: The Third Reich and the Fall of Rome, The University of Chicago Press, 2019.


Joan W. Scott (Emerita), Knowledge, Power, and Academic Freedom, Columbia University Press, 2019.

Sophie Wahnich (Member 2018-19), L’intelligence politique de la Révolution française: Un laboratoire pour le temps présent. Documents commentés, Textuel, 2019.


Paul Nugent (Member 2015-16), Boundaries, Communities and State-Making in West Africa: The Centrality of the Margin, Cambridge University Press, 2019.

Maurizio Meloni (Member 2014-15; Visitor 2015-16), Impressionable Biologies: From the Archaeology of Plasticity to the Sociology of Epigenetics, Routledge, 2019.


Illana Feldman (Member 2015-16), Life Lived in Relief. Humanitarian Predicaments and Palestinian Refugee Politics, University of California Press, 2018.


Murad Idris (Member 2018-19), War for Peace: Genealogies of a Violent Ideal in Western and Islamic Thought, Oxford University Press, 2018.

Robin Celikates (Member 2018-19), Critique as Social Practice: Critical Theory and Social Self-Understanding, Rowman & Littlefield International, 2018.


Rahel Jaeggi (Member 2018-19), Critique of Forms of Life, Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2018.

Sophia Rosenfeld (Member 2014-15), Democracy and Truth: A Short History, University of Pennsylvania Press, 2018.



Paul Warde, Libby Robin, and Sverker Sörlin (Member 2013-14), The Environment: A History of the Idea, Johns Hopkins University Press, 2018.


Michael Walzer (Emeritus), A Foreign Policy for the Left, Yale University Press, 2018.