Recent books by Marquette faculty
The Presidential Leadership Dilemma: Between the Constitution and a Political Party
By Dr. Julia Azari, assistant professor of political science
examines how the president balances the competing demands of leading his political party while leading the nation.
By Dr. Bonnie Brennen, Neiman Professor of Journalism
A novel that begins in 1938 Berlin and flashes forward to 1980, when Rachel, a young Jewish woman and the daughter of a Holocaust survivor, is hired as the first female assistant professor of American history at a prominent university.
Preventing Adolescent Depression and Suicide among Latinas: Resilience Research and Theory
by Dr. Lisa Edwards, associate professor of counselor education and counseling psychology
Offers a concise summary of contemporary research on the trend that Latina girls have a documented higher rate of depression and suicide ideation compared with other ethnic and gender groups.
An Introduction to Ethics
by Dr. Kevin Gibson, associate professor of philosophy and interim dean of the Graduate School
Provides readers with the critical questions needed to be considered in decision-making. The book enhances a reader's ability to form arguments and conclusions to develop a coherent ethical view of his or her own.
Afro-Cuban Theatre of the Diaspora: Critical Essays
Edited by Dr. Armando González-Pérez, professor of Spanish
Contains 11 essays written by highly regarded critics focusing on the work of several Cuban playwrights in exile. Each essay examines the subject of blackness with sensitivity and analysis.
Connecting Jesus to Social Justice: Classical Christology and Public Theology
By Rev. Thomas Hughson, S.J., associate professor emeritus of theology
Challenges public theology to re-forge the link between social charity and social justice in the minds and hearts of Catholics, addressing the collaboration of politics and religion affecting social injustices.
An Exposition of Genesis
By Dr. Mickey Mattox, associate professor of theology
Presents Iohannes Oecolampadius' lectures from the early days of the Protestant Reformation, which were delivered just months before his untimely death.
Heavenly Priesthood in the Apocalypse of Abraham
By Dr. Andrei Orlov, professor of theology
Examines the Apocalypse of Abraham, a vital source for understanding Jewish apocalypticism and mysticism. Written anonymously soon after the destruction of the Second Jerusalem Temple, the text envisions heaven as the true place of worship and depicts Abraham as an initiate of celestial priesthood.
Wenn sie das Wort Ich gebraucht: Festschrift für Barbara Becker-Cantarino
Edited by Dr. John Pustejovsky, associate professor of German
Comprises original essays celebrating Barbara Becker-Cantarino, whose prolific publications on German literary culture from 1600 to the 20th century are major milestones in the field of German cultural studies.
Environmental Justice and Climate Change: Assessing Pope Benedict XVI's Ecological Vision for the Catholic Church in the United States
By Dr. Jame Schaefer, associate professor of theology
Takes a closer look at the papacy of Pope Benedict, often called the "green pope" for his ecological commitments in his writings, statements and practical initiatives.
Understanding the Modern Russian Police
By Dr. Olga Semukhina, assistant professor of social and cultural sciences
Represents the culmination of 10 years of research and provides a timely and comprehensive analysis of the historical development, functions and contemporary challenges faced by the modern Russian police.
The Way We Lived: Essays on Nigerian History, Gender and Society
By Dr. Chima Korieh, associate professor of history
Analyzes the impact of European colonialism since the late 19th century and Atlantic slave trade on Nigerian societies and the Igbo region in Africa.
The Sacrament of the Eucharist
By Rev. John Laurance, S.J., associate professor of theology
Investigates the nature of the Eucharist, primarily using the work of Rahner, Kilmartin and Chauvet.
International Monetary and Financial Economics
By Dr. Joseph Daniels, professor of economics
Covers the key concepts of international financial economics and open economy microeconomics by relating the material to current
business and policy issues.
German Immigrants, Race, and Citizenship in the
Civil War Era
By Dr. Alison Efford, assistant professor of history
Explores how German immigrants influenced the rise and fall of white commitment to African-American rights in the United States.
The Dilemma of the Sexual Offender, 4th Edition
By Dr. Mary Ann Farkas, associate professor of criminology and law studies
Examines the world of sexual offenders through psychiatric, legal, moral and bio-social analysis.
Sustaining Living Culture
By Dr. Kevin Gibson, associate professor of philosophy
Discusses best practices for sustaining vulnerable cultural practices being eroded by forces of development and homogenization.
The Web of Violence: Exploring Connections Among Different Forms of Interpersonal Violence and Abuse
By Dr. John Grych, professor of psychology
Creates a basis for understanding the interconnections across forms of violence throughout the lifespan.
El Arca de la Memoria, 2nd edition
By Dr. Dinorah Cortés-Vélez, assistant professor of Spanish
Examines a young girl’s struggle to cope with the trauma of a family day at the beach that culminates in tragedy.
Science, Faith and Human Fertility: The Third Conference on Ethical Fertility Health Management
By Dr. Richard Fehring, professor emeritus of nursing
Is a collection of papers from the third conference on ethical fertility health management, covering the latest research on nutrition and fertility, the use of intercourse patterns and breastfeeding for avoiding pregnancy, and the philosophical, theological, sociological and cultural aspects of natural family planning.
Children and Youth During the Civil War Era
By Dr. James Marten, professor of history
Seeks a deeper investigation into the American historical record by giving voice and context to the struggles and victories of children and youth during the Civil War period.
Chicago in the Age of Capital: Class Politics and Democracy During the Civil War and Reconstruction
By Dr. John Jentz, research and instructional services librarian
Traces the evolution of modern societal structures by examining the dramatic capitalist transition in Chicago from the 1850s through the 1870s.
The Judeo-Christian-Islamic Heritage: Philosophical and Theological Perspectives
By Dr. Irfan Omar, associate professor of theology
Is a collection of essays by a wide array of North American scholars who provide studies of language, discourse, debate and reasoning with a focus on theological and philosophical issues central to the Abrahamic faiths of Judaism, Christianity and Islam.
Be That Teacher! Breaking the Cycle for Struggling Readers
By Dr. Doris Walker-Dalhouse, associate professor of educational policy and leadership, and Victoria J. Risko
Demonstrates how teachers can provide differentiated instruction based on students’ individual and cultural backgrounds to aid struggling readers.
Hungry Planet: Stories of Plant Diseases
By Dr. Gail Schumann, adjunct professor of biological sciences,
and Cleora D’Arcy
Examines the effects plant diseases have had on human culture from ancient days to modern times.
The Trinity in History: A Theology of the Divine Missions
By Rev. Robert M. Doran, S.J., professor and Emmett Doerr Chair in Systematic Theology
The first volume in a new series that uses the thought of Bernard Lonergan to develop a unified field structure for systematic work
By Dr. Stephen Franzoi, professor of psychology
The sixth edition expands coverage of social cognition and social neuroscience.
Schools for Marginalized Youth:
An International Perspective
By Dr. William Pink, professor of educational policy and leadership
Discusses the lack of consensus about how to best improve the education of students marginalized by the current theory and practice of schooling, especially students of diverse ethnicities who attend metropolitan-area schools.
The Encyclopedia of Romantic Literature: Volume 1, A-G
Edited by Dr. Diane Long Hoeveler, professor of English, Frederick Burwick and Nancy Moore Goslee
A comprehensive reference resource covering British artistic, literary and intellectual movements from the late 18th century to the early 19th century.
Ethics in Marketing: International Cases and Perspectives
By Dr. Gene Laczniak, chair and professor of marketing, Patrick E. Murphy and Andrea Prothero
Contains 20 international case studies on a variety of ethical issues that companies face, including questionable selling practices, exploitative advertising, counterfeiting, channel conflict, apparent bribing and product safety.
The Political Construction of Business Interests: Coordination, Growth, and Equality
By Dr. Duane Swank, professor of political science, and Cathie Jo Martin
Analyzes employers’ struggles to define their collective social identities at turning points in capitalist development and the history of tension between employers, government and labor.
The SAGE Handbook of Interview Research: The Complexity of the Craft
Edited by Dr. James A. Holstein, professor of sociology, Jaber F. Gubrium,
Amir B. Marvasti and Karyn D. McKinney
The second edition provides an overview of how to conduct research interviews, including the history and conceptual transformations of the interview, and the main components of interview practice.
Perspectives on Family Communication
By Dr. Lynn Turner, professor of communication studies, and Richard West
The fourth edition includes the latest research in the area of family communication and the role communication plays in creating and solving family issues.
Global persepectives on re-entry
Dr. Richard Jones, associate professor of social and cultural sciences
An international perspective on the challenges facing ex-prisoners as they attempt to return to society after serving time in prison.
Enlightened monks: The German Benedictines 1740-1803
Dr. Ulrich lehner, assistant professor of theology
Addresses the social, cultural, philosophical and theological challenges the German Benedictines faced between 1740 and 1803 and how the Enlightenment influenced the self-understanding and lifestyle of those religious communities.
The Creolizing Subject: Race, Reason and the Politics of Purity
By Dr. Michael Monahan, associate professor of philosophy
A philosophical study of race and the challenges it offers, arguing that race should be understood as an ambiguous and indeterminate process of social negotiation.
Censored on Final Approach
By Phyllis Ravel, artistic associate professor of performing arts
A play chronicling four Women Air Service Pilots who gather to reminisce about their challenges and successes during World War II.
The Eighteenth-Century Novel
Edited by Dr. Albert J. Rivero, professor of English, and George Justice
Contains 10 critical essays and 10 book reviews spanning the 18th century, including Aubin, Defoe, Edgeworth and Austen.
Confronting the Climate Crisis — Catholic Theological Perspectives
Edited by Dr. Jame Schaefer, associate professor of theology
A collection of essays by members of the Catholic Theological Society of America’s Interest Group on Global Warming that demonstrate ways to approach the climate crisis from a Catholic, theological perspective.
Imagination and the Contemporary Novel
By Dr. John Su, associate professor of English
An examination of the preoccupation with the imagination among literary authors in contemporary Anglophone literature and a restatement of what the imagination is and what it means for contemporary culture.
Abuse of Power: How Cold War Surveillance and Secrecy Policy Shaped the Response to 9/11
By Dr. Alan Theoharis, professor emeritus of history
Describes the U.S. government's secret activities and policies during periods of "unprecedented crisis," recounting how presidents and FBI officials exploited concerns about foreign-based internal security threats.
By Larry Watson,visiting professor of English
A novel about a young man coming of age in Willow Falls, Minn., during the 1960s.
Right Here I See My Own Books: The Woman's Building Library at the World's Columbian Exposition
By Dr. Sarah Wadsworth, associate professor of English, and Wayne a. Wiegand
Examines the progress, content and significance of this historic first effort to assemble a comprehensive library of women’s texts.
The American Journalism History Reader
Dr. Bonnie Brennen, Nieman Professor of Journalism
Research and essays about journalism from all stages of the history of the American press — alongside key works of journalism history and criticism.
Avery Cardinal Dulles, S.J.:A Model Theologian
Dr. Patrick Carey, professor of theology
A biography of Cardinal Dulles focusing on his distinctive personal journey of faith and theology, as well as the representative nature of his experiences and his thinking within the American Catholic community.
Gothic Riffs: Secularizing the Uncanny in the European Imaginary, 1780–1820
Dr. Diane Hoeveler, professor of English
A study of what are called "collateral gothic" genres — opera, ballads, chapbooks, dramas and melodramas — that emerged out of the gothic novel tradition.
Jonathan Swift in Print and Manuscript
Dr. Stephen Karian, associate professor of English
An analysis of manuscript versions of Swift poetry, suggesting new ways of interpreting the different choices Swift made to circulate his texts in print or manuscript form.
Shaping Our Struggles: Nigerian Women in History, Culture and Social Change
Co-edited by Dr. Chima Korieh, assistant professor of history
A critical reconsideration of women's positions in Nigeria by exploring their historical, developmental and sociocultural experiences across Nigeria's cultures.
Christian Ethics: A Very Short Introduction
Dr. D. Stephen Long, professor of theology
A discussion of the relationship between Christian ethics and modern and postmodern ethics using practical examples of sex, money and power.
In the Age of Enlightenment
Co-edited by Dr. James Marten, professor and chair of history
Essays on family relationships, community, economy, geography and the environment, education, life cycle, the state, faith and religion, health and science, and world contexts during the Enlightenment.
Mechanical Vibration: Analysis, Uncertainties, and Control
Dr. Mark Nagurka, associate professor of mechanical engineering and Haym Benaroya
Simply and Comprehensively addresses the fundamental principles of vibration theory, emphasizing its application in solving practical engineering problems. The authors focus on strengthening engineers’ command of mathematics as a cornerstone for understanding vibration, control, and the ways in which uncertainties affect analysis. It provides a detailed exploration and explanation of the essential equations involved in modeling vibrating systems and shows readers how to employ MATLAB® as an advanced tool for analyzing specific problems.
All Are Welcome: Inclusive Service Delivery in Catholic Schools
Dr. Martin Scanlan
Theoretical and practical guidance for Catholic school leaders seeking to more effectively provide integrated and comprehensive services to all students.
The Best Kept Secret: Single Black Fathers
Dr. Roberta Coles
An examination of the parenting experience of single, African-American custodial fathers who became single parents through nonmarital births, divorce, widowhood or adoption.
Language Anxiety: Conflict and Change in the History of English
Dr. Tim Machan
Looks at the ever-present anxieties associated with language change, drawing on an array of evidence from archives, literature, history, polemics and the press, as well as centuries of legislation.
Theological Foundations for Environmental Ethics: Reconstructing Patristic and Medieval Concepts
Dr. Jame Schaefer
A comprehensive analysis of theological traditions to respond to the growing environmental crisis for those who wish to live their faith with ecological responsibility.
Homeland Insecurity: The Arab American and Muslim American Experience After 9/11
Dr. Louise Cainkar
Provides an intimate view of what it means to be an Arab or a Muslim in a post-9/11 country set on edge by the worst terrorist attack in its history.
Children and Youth in a New Nation
Dr. James Marten
An introduction to the many faces of childhood in American from the Revolution to the eve of the Civil War, demonstrating that the growth of the republic and new ideas about childhood were inextricably linked.
One Baptism: The Ecumenical Implications of the Doctrine of Baptism
Dr. Susan Wood
An exploration of the history and theory of baptism, focusing especially on the divergent paths taken in the understanding of the sacrament since the Reformation.
Dr. David Buckholdt
A comprehensive look at faculty stress, its causes and its consequences, exploring the wide range of factors associated with work-related stress, the sources and perceptions of stress in differing academic environments and gender factors.
Global Social Economy, development, work and Policy
Dr. John Davis
Examines the social nature of capitalism today, the possibilities for social and economic development in the world under the democratic leadership of the United nations, and the middle ground between market and hierarchy.
Being a Catholic in a Changing World
Rev. Jeffrey LaBelle, S.J.
Being Catholic in a Changing World discusses the key issues surrounding Catholics in contemporary society, such as “Can I disagree with the Church and still remain a good Catholic?” and “What does it mean to be a Catholic in the post-9/11 world?”
Collected Works of Bernard Lonergan, The Triune God: Doctrines
Rev. Robert Doran, S.J.
A two-part examination of Trinitarian theology — the pars dogmatica, which traces the dialectical development of Trinitarian doctrine by Christian thinkers; and a discussion of the five theses outlining the evolution of the principal features of Trinitarian doctrine.
North Africa, A History from Antiquity to the Present
Dr. Phillip Naylor
A survey encompassing the Paleolithic period and early Egyptian cultures through the postcolonial prospects for Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco and Western Sahara.
Selected Studies in the Slavonic Pseudepigrapha
Dr. Andrei Orlov
Selected Studies in the Slavonic Pseudepigrapha — a study of two Slavonic apocalypses, the Apocalypse of Abraham and 2 Enoch, as the crucial conceptual links between the symbolic universes of Second Temple apocalypticism and early Jewish mysticism.
Dr. Andrei Orlov
Le symbolisme liturgique et paraliturgique dans le monde deals with the liturgical dimension of mystical, ascetical, and hymnographic texts and traditions circulated in Christian environment, including different liturgical texts of the Coptic and the Byzantine rite.
Essential Plant Pathology
Dr. Gail Schumann
An introduction to plant diseases, basic concepts and vocabulary, the major pathogen groups, abiotic problems, plant diseases organized by symptoms, and host- pathogen ecological, physiological and genetic relationships.
After Representation: The Holocaust, Literature, and Culture
Dr. R. Clifton Spargo
Explores one of the major issues in Holocaust studies— the intersection of memory and ethics in artistic expression, particularly within literature.
Augustine of Hippo, philosopher, exegete, and theologian
Rev. Roland Teske, S.J.
Contains a group of previously published articles on Augustine of Hippo that were written over three decades, grouped by philosophical aspects of Augustine’s thought, Augustine’s interpretation of scripture, and theological topics.