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.

Professor Stephen Murray celebrates the construction and enduring relevance of Notre-Dame of Amiens in his new book.

In a new book, Professor Mark C. Taylor explores what happens when technology and artificial intelligence create revolutionary medical treatments.

In her new book, Professor Ruth DeFries shares strategies from the natural world that can help us chart a path forward in these uncertain times.

Economist Edmund Phelps talks about the importance of individualism for a country’s vitality.

Professor Jack Halberstam provides another way of looking at queerness and queer bodies in a new book.

A new GSAPP book examines the discipline’s role in the legacies of racialized coercion in the United States.

What does a relationship between an American woman and her Italian military husband tell us about the pervasiveness of fascism under Mussolini?

In Persianate Selves, Professor Mana Kia explores the complex legacy of Persia and Iran.

In Machines for Living, Professor Victoria Rosner also considers the relationship between gender and design.

Justin Clarke-Doane asks the big questions in Morality and Mathematics.

In a new book, The Wolf at the Door, realistic policies and strategies are proposed to make lives and communities more secure.

In Critique & Praxis, Bernard E. Harcourt explains how to become engaged citizens.