Off the Shelf

Off the Shelf is a Columbia News series in which professors discuss their recently published books, as well as what they have read recently and recommend, and who they would invite to the perfect dinner party.

In her new book, Professor Julie Stone Peters traces how theatrics and spectatorship contributed to a tradition of legal thought.

Marie Myung-Ok Lee’s “The Evening Hero” examines the life of a doctor forced to leave Korea to start again in America.

In her new book, Columbia Climate School Lecturer Lisa Dale provides key strategies at local and global scales.

In “Making Space for Justice,” Professor Michele Moody-Adams shows how such movements bridge the gap between political thought and activism.

The new book, A Friendship in Twilight, is the result.

Professor Alessandra Ciucci’s The Voice of the Rural is a contemporary portrait of migrant Moroccan men in Italy.

Professor Rebecca Kobrin has edited a book that examines the multifaceted, pioneering Jewish scholar.

Professor Jean Howard fuses critical insight with practical guidance on how to engage with Shakespeare.

In her new book, Professor Margo Jefferson examines her life against a backdrop of American cultural influences.

Mailman Professor Lawrence Brown’s “Political Exercise” is at the intersection of public health and urban planning.

In “Dead Reckoning,” Sociology Professor Diane Vaughan looks at the effort it takes for controllers to keep the skies safe.

In “Antagonistic Cooperation,” Professor Robert O’Meally explores everyone from Bearden and Basquiat to Ellison, Morrison, and Ellington.