Celebrating Our Faculty Books 2021

An online display of new publications by Washington University's faculty in the humanities and humanistic social sciences

The 2021 Faculty Book Celebration looks different from years past. One of our favorite parts of the event — drifting along the displays of recent books by our colleagues — isn’t possible in these pandemic times. But we are determined to recognize these achievements nonetheless!

Alongside the virtual lectures by WashU faculty and a keynote speaker, we present as part of the Faculty Book Celebration this virtual display of recent books and digital projects by faculty in the humanities and humanistic social sciences. A selection of these books is also on display for WashU ID holders at the Campus Bookstore in Mallinckrodt Center. They are happy to hook you up with many of the titles below (see link below); everyone can order here!

Please peruse the books and read about the journey many of these authors made in the sections below. Then, join us Thursday, April 1 at 4 pm as we hear from our exciting lineup of speakers!

Faculty Books 2019–21

The publication of a monograph or significant creative work is a milestone in the career of a scholar in the humanities. It represents a decades’ worth — and sometimes much longer — of research, writing and rewriting. This work is made possible by fellowships, sabbaticals, research grants and a deep dive into materials in often far-flung locations. Finally, and amid the competing demands of teaching, service and other research projects at various stages, a book is born.

Please join us in celebrating these accomplishments!

Join us virtually at the Faculty Book Celebration

4 pm  |  Thursday, April 1


Walter Johnson is the Winthrop Professor of History and professor of African and African American studies at Harvard University. He is author of The Broken Heart of America: St. Louis and the Violent History of the United States (Basic Books, 2020).

Rebecca Wanzo is professor and chair of the Department of Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Washington University, and author of The Content of Our Caricature: African American Comic Art and Political Belonging (New York University Press, 2020).

Douglas Flowe is assistant professor in the Department of History, Washington University, and author of Uncontrollable Blackness: African American Men and Criminality in Jim Crow New York (University of North Carolina Press, 2020).

Follow the link below for more details and to RSVP (registration is required for Zoom link).

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