Upcoming Great New Books in the Humanities

This series of book launches features books published by NYU faculty.

Politics on Campus: From the 2015 Protests to the Trump Presidency

Date: April 18, 2017


Why did American campuses burst into protest in November 2015? And how have our universities responded? Building on "Campus Politics," a recent book by Jonathan Zimmerman, this panel will examine diversity, sexual assault, trigger warnings, and the wide range of other issues that have sparked campus controversy in recent years.

Panelists include:

  • Juan M. Calero C. — Bachelors of Arts Candidate, Latino Studies and Religious Studies, Class of 2018, New York University
  • Robert Cohen — Professor of Social Studies Education, New York University
  • Michael Funk — Clinical Assistant Professor of Higher Education, New York University
  • Crystal Parikh — Associate Professor of English and Social & Cultural Analysis, New York University
  • Jonathan Zimmerman — Professor of History of Education, University of Pennsylvania

"Campus Politics" will be on sale at the event at a 20% discount.

Event Location:
NYU Center for the Humanities
20 Cooper Square
New York, NY
10003
United States


Theorizing Sound Writing

Date: May 2, 2017

What promise does sound knowledge hold for cultural analysis? How might we not only write sound but sound theory differently? In addressing these concerns, the authors in Theorizing Sound Writing also make an intervention into the ethics of academic knowledge, one in which listening is the first step not only in translating sound into words, but in compassionate scholarship. As a method of inquiry, both listening and sound writing expand not only what is known but also how we come to know (and be) as public intellectuals and artisans of sounded, vibrating worlds.

Participants include:

  • Deborah Kapchan — Associate Professor of Performance Studies, New York University
  • J. Martin Daughtry — Associate Professor of Music, New York University
  • Carol Muller — Professor of Music, University of Pennsylvania
  • Tomie Hahn — Associate Professor of Performance Ethnology; Director, Center for Deep Listening, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Alex Waterman — Musician; Scholar; Author

Event Location:
NYU Center for the Humanities
20 Cooper Square
New York, NY
10003
United States