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.

Khatchig Mouradian's new book discusses the role Armenians played in organizing humanitarian resistance against the destruction of their people.

Many Americans no longer believe that government works for them.

In a new volume, Professor Phillip Lopate gathers three centuries of American essays.

In a new book, Professor Manan Ahmed says that the subcontinent was once recognized as a more multicultural place than it is understood to be now.

In his new book, Professor Aaron Passell shows how community strategy and urban policy shaped Brooklyn and Baltimore.

A new book of essays explores the diversity and vibrancy of these singular gatherings.

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.