New Books Released by Professors Lauren Klein and Dan Sinykin

Two of our new faculty members – both of whom work in the exciting new field of digital humanities – have published books in the past couple of months.  Lauren Klein, in fact, has published two!

Data Feminism, a work that Professor Lauren Klein co-authored with Catherine D’Ignazio that was published by MIT Press in March, was named one of the 13 “must-read books” of spring 2020 by WIRED Magazine, and she was interviewed by the BBC for their show, “The Conversation.”  On Wednesday, May 20, she and her co-author will be featured in an online forum organized by Decatur’s Charis books.

Klein has also published a new book, An Archive of Taste: Race and Eating in the Early United States, from the University of Minnesota Press.  This work uses archival research and computational analysis to explore how the preparation and consumption of food related to social hierarchies of race, class, and gender. 
Professor Dan Sinykin’s new book American Literature and the Long Downturn: Neoliberal Apocalypse, was published by Oxford University Press.  At a moment in which our world confronts the possibility of a dramatically altered social and economic reality, this book’s analysis of the ways in which some of our great literary figures have imagined the apocalypse – and why this narrative form has become so prevalent – could not be more timely.

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