A faculty author book talk and signing will be held on Thursday, Nov. 10 in the Library Building 1L), Room 216 at 1:30pm. The following faculty authors/books will be featured:  

-Christopher Hale, Department of Education: From Exclusivity to Exclusion: The LD Experience of Privileged Parents (Sense Publishers, 2011)

What are the experiences of privileged parents of a child with disability? How does their child’s disability impact their efforts to reproduce their advantage? These and other questions inspired the research on which this book is based. For parents at the bottom rung of society, their child’s disability becomes yet another compounding marker of oppression. For parents of means and influence, disability represents an ontological contradiction. While they are oppressors, in that they reap the benefits of inequitable and oppressive social structures, they are also oppressed by ableism and other systems of societal bias. The product of an ethnographic case study, this book trains a phenomenological lens on the lived experience of this contradiction.

-Irina Lyublinskaya and Judit Kerekes, Department of Education: Teaching Mathematics and Science in Elementary School: A Technology-based Approach (Whittier, 2010)

This book focuses on the interdisciplinary nature of elementary education and the need for developing connections between various subjects. The authors suggest that teachers have more resources available through technology than ever before, but have not received sufficient training in the effective use of technology to enhance learning. The book also uses a technology-based approach to improve the preparation of elementary school teachers in the use of technology. 

-Edward D. Miller, Department of Media Culture: Tomboys, Pretty Boys, and Outspoken Women: The Media Revolution of 1973 (University of Michigan, 2011)

Tomboys, Pretty Boys, and Outspoken Women argues that contemporary media reliance upon reality programming can be found in the early 1970s, when the entertainment value of documentaries, news programming, and other nonfiction forms was discovered. Professor Miller explores the period as a turning point in U.S. culture, with nonfiction media of the time creating new possibilities for expressions of gender and sexuality, and argues that we are living in its aftermath. 

-Nan M. Sussman, Department of Psychology: Return Migration and Identity: A Global Phenomenon, A Hong Kong Case (Hong Kong University Press, 2011)

The book examines cultural identity shifts and population flows during a critical juncture in Hong Kong history between 1984 and 1997. Professor Sussman captures, in dozens of interviews, the world perspectives of migrants and their fami-lies. These interviews and analyses help illustrate individual choices and identity profiles during this period of unusual cultural flexibility and behavioral adjustment. 

For more information on this CLUE-certified event, call 718.982.4128.

This event was made possible with the sponsorship of the Office of the Provost/Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs.