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Books Published by Social Sciences Faculty

Recently professors in the 20 departments and programs within the Division of Social Sciences at Brandeis University produced the following books, either as authors or as editors:

American Studies

Papist Patriots: The Making of an American Catholic Identity, by Maura Jane Farrelly


Essentials of Economics, 3e, by Paul Krugman, Robin Wells, and Kathryn Graddy


Turn It and Turn It Again: Studies in the Teaching and Learning of Jewish Texts, edited by Jon A. Levisohn and Susan P. Fendrick

The Interpretive Virtues: A Philosophical Inquiry into the Teaching and Learning of Historical Narratives, by Jon A. Levisohn

Teachers as Learners, by Sharon Feiman-Nemser

HSSP (and Sociology)

The Sociology of Health and Illness: Critical Perspectives, by Peter Conrad and Valerie Leiter


Pox: An American History, by Michael Willrich

The Oxford Handbook of the American Revolution, edited by Jane Kamensky and Edward G. Gray

Taken for Wonder: Nineteenth Century Travel Accounts from Iran to Europe, by Naghmeh Sohrabi


Nationalism and the Moral Psychology of Community, by Bernard Yack


Paging God: Religion in the Halls of Medicine, by Wendy Cadge

Religion on the Edge: De-centering and Re-centering the Sociology of Religion, edited by Courtney Bender, Wendy Cadge, Peggy Levitt and David Smilde

Power, Politics, and Universal Health Care: The Inside Story of a Century-Long Battle by Stuart Altman and David Shactman, forward by Senator John Kerry

Today I Am a Woman: Stories of Bat Mitzvah Around the World, edited by Barbara Vinick and Shula Reinharz