The work at hand

November 11, 2016 nyupressblog 0

—Eric Zinner
In the wake of this traumatic election, and preparing for the onslaughts to come—against higher education, against the people and ideas we so ardently publish about and for—I thought it would he helpful to turn back to those same scholars for their thoughts, their ideas, for context, for perspective.

Intersexy Fat

October 26, 2016 nyupressblog 0

—Georgiann Davis
Aside from the inability to hide my fatness, being intersex and fat aren’t all that different for they overlap in the shadows of the “ideal” body.

Jacob Neusner (1932–2016)

October 17, 2016 nyupressblog 0

—Aaron W. Hughes
Jacob Neusner, among the most published academics in history, passed away on October 8 at the age of 84. Neusner devoted his life to integrating the study of Judaism into the American Humanities. What, if anything, has changed in our post-Neusner world?

Life beyond bars

October 4, 2016 nyupressblog 2

—Marieke Liem and Jan Banning
What happens after decades of confinement, including prolonged periods in solitary confinement? How do former prisoners fare after their release?

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