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Art & Art History

Architectural Vessels of the Moche. Ceramic Diagrams of Sacred Space in Ancient Peru, Juliet B. Wiersema, University of Texas Press, 2015.

The first volume to assemble and analyze a comprehensive body of ancient Andean architectural representations in pottery and explore their connections to full-scale pre-Hispanic ritual architecture.


Activism, Alliance Building, and the Esperanza Peace and Justice Center, Sara DeTurk, Lexington Books, 2015.

Uses ethnographic research to provide an instructive case study of the importance and challenges of confronting injustice in all of its manifestations.


The Oxford Handbook of African American Language, edited by Sonja Lanehart, Oxford University Press, 2015.

Provides a wide range of analyses of both traditional and contemporary work on language use in African American communities in a broad collective.


Red Leather Gloves, B.V. Olguín, Hansen Publishing Group, 2014.

A collection of poetry that takes readers from the mean streets of Houston’s barrios and dockside boxing stables into a dilapidated boxing arena deceptively named the Olympiad, where men and boys reenact an ancient rite of passage in desperate pursuit of fame, title belts, and riches.


Preventing Violence in Australia – Policy, Practice and Solutions, edited by Andrew Day and Ephrem Fernandez, the Federation Press, 2015.

Draws from the social sciences as well as law and criminology to explain and remedy violence in Australia as it affects indigenous, non-indigenous, and ethnic minority groups, with relevant cross-national comparisons.


Latina/os and World War II Mobility, Agency, and Ideology, edited by Maggie Rivas-Rodriguez and B.V. Olguín, University of Texas Press, 2014.

Interdisciplinary anthology examining the impact and significance of World War II on Latina/o personal and political beliefs across a broad spectrum of ethnicities and races within the Latina/o identity.


At the Risk of Seeming Ridiculous: Poems from Cuba Libre, B.V. Olguín, Aztlan Libre Press, 2014.

A lyric testament to the resilience of the Cuban people and their revolutionary spirit that has inspired legions throughout the world to fight for justice.


We Just Keep Running the Line: Black Southern Women and the Poultry Processing Industry, LaGuana Gray, Louisiana State University Press, 2014.

Illuminates the often-exploitative nature of Southern labor, the growth of the agribusiness model of food production, and the role of women of color in such food industries.


The Rise of Cantonese Opera, Wing Chung Ng, University of Illinois Press, 2015.

Charts the evolution of a rural tradition of ritual theater into a form of commercialized entertainment that thrived in city playhouses in South China and followed the migrant Chinese in their sprawling diaspora.

Modern Languages and Literature

Eliseo Subiela, the Poet of Latin American Cinema. Essays, Interviews, and Photographs, edited by Nancy J. Membrez, Mellen Press, 2014.

Fifteen essays, four interviews, and 40 pages of photographs offer a provocative, insightful look at the poetic dimension of Eliseo Subiela’s films.


Politics of Religion/Religions of Politics, edited by Alistair Welchman, Springer Netherlands, 2015.

The papers in this collection, deriving from a workshop held on and with Simon Critchley at UTSA in February 2010, take up the ways in which religion’s encounter with politics transforms not only politics but also religion itself.


Con i Romani: Un’antropologia della cultura antica, edited by Maurizio Bettini & William Short, Il Mulino, 2014.

The culmination of a project which systematically presents the characteristics, themes, and findings of anthropology as applied to classical studies, this book highlights the important contribution this approach can make to the understanding of

Political Science

The European Union Beyond the Crisis: Evolving Governance, Contested Policies, and Disenchanted Publics, edited by Boyka Stefanova, Lexington Books, 2015.

Demonstrate the interconnected nature of European governance, domestic reform, and democratic politics, and presents a theoretically informed assessment of the consequences of the European crises for state-society