Celebrating Faculty Authors

The Center for Faculty Development and Excellence, Emory Libraries, and the Emory Barnes and Noble Bookstore host The Feast of Words, an annual event to celebrate the Emory faculty who have written or edited books in the prior year. In the 20 years of the event, we have celebrated more than 2000 titles.

The 2023 Feast of Words was held on December 5, 2023, to celebrate Emory Faculty Books Published Between September 1, 2022, and August 31, 2023.


This year’s list totals 82 titles.

A total of 50 faculty authors are represented.

A total of 36 faculty edited or co-edited volumes on the list.

5 faculty either served as translators of works or had their own works translated.

9 individual faculty members had multiple titles published.

There are 42 single-author books.

There are 9 multi-author books.

Arts & Sciences faculty are represented on the list 40 times.

The School of Law faculty – 14 times.

Candler School of Theology faculty are represented 11 times.

The School of Medicine faculty – 9 times.

Oxford College faculty – 6 times.

Woodruff School of Nursing faculty – 5 times.

Emory Libraries – 2 times.

Rollins School of Public Health faculty – 2 times

Emeriti faculty are on the list 6 times. 

Six of these titles were brought into publication with help from the CFDE’s Scholarly Writing and Publishing Fund, which provides small grants to faculty to hire an editor to help take a manuscript from one stage to the next. Those books are noted by an asterisk (*) next to the entry.

Andrade, Tonio A. (History), Nicholas Verburch, Pol Heyns, Wei-chung Cheng. Rapport van den Gouverneur Verburgh and Oost-Indisch-Praetjen(Governor Verburch's Report and The East Indian Dialogue). SMC Publishing and Ts'ao Yung-ho Foundation for Culture and Education.

Atshan, Sa’ed (Anthropology) and Katharina Galor, eds. Reel Gender: Palestinian and Israeli Cinema. Bloomsbury.

Batterson, Steve (Mathematics). The Prosecution of Professor Chandler Davis: McCarthyism, Communism, and the Myth of Academic Freedom. Monthly Review.              

Berns, Gregory S. (Psychology). The Self Delusion:The New Neuroscience of How We Invent—and Reinvent—Our Identities. Basic.

Buettner, Jennifer (Nursing). Fast Facts for the ER Nurse, 4th ed. Springer.

Bullock, Julia C. (REALC) and Pauline Henry-Tierney, eds. Translating Simone de Beauvoir’s The Second Sex: Transnational Framing, Interpretation, and Impact. Routledge.

* Candido, Mariana P. (History). Wealth, Land, and Property in Angola: A History of Dispossession, Slavery, and Inequality. Cambridge UP.

Carter, Kenneth (Psychology, Oxford). Psychopathology: Understanding Psychological Disorders. Cambridge UP.

Cornell, VincentJ. (MESAS) and Bruce B. Lawrence, eds. The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Islamic Spirituality. Wiley-Blackwell. 

Curran, James W. (Public Health, Emeritus), Kevin M. De Cock, and Harold W. Jaffe. Dispatches from the AIDS Pandemic: A Public Health Story. Oxford UP.

de Souza, Luís Wesley (Theology). A Gente é Gente, Gente! Humanidade comum nos espaços religiosos. Editora Reflexao.

Dillman, Lisa M. (Spanish and Portuguese) and Daniel Hahn, trans. Cancion (by Eduardo Halfon). Bellevue Literary.

Dillman, Lisa M. (Spanish and Portuguese), trans. Abyss (by Pilar Quintana). World Editions.

Dillman, Lisa M. (Spanish and Portuguese), trans. Ten Planets (by Yuri Herrera). Graywolf.

* Dowe, Pearl K. Ford (History and Social Sciences, Oxford). The Radical Imagination of Black Women: Ambition, Politics and Power. Oxford UP                                         

Dube, Musa Wenkosi (Theology), Enna Sukutai Gudhlanga, and Josephine Muganiwa, eds. African Literature, Mother Earth and Religion. Vernon. 

Emmery, Laura (Music), ed. Elliott Carter Speaks: Unpublished Lectures. U of Illinois P.

Epstein, Mikhail (REALC). Russkii Antimir: Politika na Grani Apokalipsisa (The Russian Anti-world: Politics on the Verge of Apocalypse). FrancTireurUSA.

Epstein, Mikhail (REALC). Ot Biblii do pandemii: Poisk tsennostei v mire katastrof (From the Bible to the Pandemic: The Search for Values in a World of Disasters). Palmira.

Epstein, Mikhail (REALC) Pervoponiatiia: Kliuchi k kul'turnomu kodu (Primary Concepts: Keys to the Cultural Code). Azbuka–Attikus.                                                                                  

Fields, Timothy L. (Undergraduate Admission) and Shereem Herndon-Brown. The Black Family's Guide to College Admissions: A Conversation about Education, Parenting, and Race. Johns Hopkins UP. 

Fineman, Martha Albertson (Law) and Laura Spitz, eds. Law, Vulnerability, and the Responsive State: Beyond Equality and Liberty. Routledge.                     

Frediani, Jennifer K. (Nursing), Maurine Zimmerman, and Mary Beth Snow. Nutrition Basics: An Active Approach Version 3.0. Flatworld.

Freer, Richard D. (Law). A Short and Happy Guide to Civil Procedure, 3rd ed. West Academic.

Freer, Richard D. (Law), E. Thomas Sullivan, and Bradley G. Clary. Complex Litigation, 3d ed. Carolina Academic.

* Gagliardi, Susan Elizabeth (Art History). Seeing the Unseen: Arts of Power Associations on the Senufo-Mande Cultural "Frontier." Indiana UP.

Gaynes. Robert P. (Internal Medicine). Germ Theory: Medical Pioneers in Infectious Diseases, 2nd ed. American Society of Microbiology.

Goldberg, Jonathan (English, Emeritus). Being of Two Minds: Modernist Literary Criticism and Early Modern Texts. Fordham UP.                         

Greene, Dana (Oxford, Emerita). Jane Kenyon: The Making of a Poet. U of Illinois P.

Hall, Lance T. (Radiology and Imaging Sciences), ed. Molecular Imaging and Targeted Molecular Therapy. Exon.                                       

Hamilton, Jill B. (Nursing), Beth Ann Swann (Nursing), and Linda McCauley (Nursing), eds. Integrating a Social Determinants of Health Framework into Nursing Education. Springer.

Hay, Peter (Law). Conflict of Laws, 9th ed. West Academic.

Hay, Peter (Law). Private International Law and Procedure, 2nd ed. Edward Elgar.                              

Hendee, Armand E. (Medicine, Emeritus), Juha Kokko (Medicine, Emeritus), Gary S. Hauk (Office of the President, Emeritus), Sally Wolff King (Health Affairs), and Sylvia Wrobel (Health Affairs). The Smartest and Most Promising: The History of the Emory School of Medicine. Bookhouse Group.

Höyng, Peter (German Studies) and Chauncey J. Mellor, trans. and eds. Marylin. A Novel of Passing (1928) (by Arthur Rundt). Camden House.

Hylen, Susan E. (Theology). Finding Phoebe: What New Testament Women Were Really Like. Eerdmans.

Kamath, Harshita Mruthinti (MESAS), and Pamela Lothspeich, eds. Mimetic Desires: Impersonation and Guising Across South Asia. U of Hawai'i P.

Keme, Emil' (English). Le Maya Q’atzij/Our Maya Word: Poetics of Resistance in Guatemala. U of Minnesota P.        

Klein, Lauren F. (English) and Matthew K. Gold, eds. Debates in the Digital Humanities 2023. U of Minnesota P. 

Ladd, Barbara (English). The North of the South: The Natural World and the National Imaginary in the Literature of the Upper South. U of Georgia P.

Lawrence, Matthew B. (Law), Nicole Huberfeld, Elizabeth Weeks Leonard, and Kevin Outterson. The Law of American Health Care, 3rd ed. Aspen.

LeMon, Joel (Theology), Constance M. Furey, J. Brian Matz, Thomas Römer, Jens Schröter, Barry Dov Walfish, and Eric Ziolkowski, eds. Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception: Vol. 21 Negative Theology-Offspring. De Gruyter.

Little, Lahronda Welch (Theology). A Womanist Holistic Soteriology: Stitching Fabrics with Fine Threads. Lexington.

Little, Peter D. (Anthropology)Shinya Konaka and Greta Semplici, eds. Reconsidering Resilience in African Pastoralism: Towards a Relational and Contextual Approach.Kyoto UP and Trans Pacific P.

* Marsilli-Vargas, Xochitl (Spanish and Portuguese). Genres of Listening: An Ethnography of Psychoanalysis in Buenos Aires. Duke UP.

Martin, Anthony J. (Environmental Science). Life Sculpted: Tales of the Animals, Plants, and Fungi That Drill, Break, and Scrape to Shape the Earth. U of Chicago P.

Maxim, Hiram H. (German Studies), Sébastien Dubreil, and David Malinowski, eds. Spatializing Language Studies: Pedagogical Approaches in the Linguistic Landscape. Springer.

Melion, Walter S.(Art History). Karel Van Mander and His Foundation of the Noble, Free Art of Painting: First English Translation, with Introduction and Commentary. Brill.

O’Neil, Megan E. (Art History) and Diana Magaloni, eds. The Science and Art of Maya Painted Ceramic Vessels: Contextualizing a Collection/La ciencia y el arte de las vasijas policromas Mayas: contextualizando una colección. Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

Porcarelli, Angela (French and Italian) and Andrea Scapolo, eds.Interpreting Urban Spaces in Italian Cultures. Amsterdam UP.

Proskurina,Vera (REALC). The Imperial Script of Catherine the Great: Governing with the Literary Pen. Academic Study P.

Rac, Katalin Franciska (Libraries) and Lenny A. Ureña Valerio, eds. Jewish Experiences Across the Americas: Local Histories through Global Lenses. U of Florida P. 

* Reynolds, Susan Bigelow (Theology). People Get Ready: Ritual, Solidarity, and Lived Ecclesiology in Catholic Roxbury. Fordham UP.

Rigzin, Tsepak (MESAS) and Bradford Priddy (Medicine), trans and eds. A Treasury of Jewels: A Biography of Geshe Yeshe Thabkhe (by Jamyang Gyaltsen). Library of Tibetan Works and Archives.

Rogers, Thomas D. (History). Agriculture’s Energy: The Trouble with Ethanol in Brazil’s Green Revolution. U of North Carolina P.

Rogers, Thomas D. (History), Fernando Teixeira da Silva, Alexandre Fortes, and Gillian McGillivray, eds. The Entangled Labor Histories of Brazil and the United States. Lexington.

Rothbaum, BarbaraO. (Psychiatry) and Sheila A. M. Rauch (Psychiatry). Making Meaning of Difficult Experiences: A Self-Guided Program. Oxford UP.                                                               

Rubin, I. Leslie (Pediatrics) and Joav Merrick, eds. Environmental Health: Poverty, Race and Child Health in the Time of COVID-19. Nova Science.

Sag, Matthew (Law). Extended Readings on Copyright, 2022 ed. Center for Open Education.

* Schweig, Meredith (Music) Renegade Rhymes: Rap Music, Narrative, and Knowledge in Taiwan. U of Chicago P.

Seitaridou, Effrosyni (Physics, Oxford) and Alfred C. K. Farris (Physics, Oxford). A Student's Guide to Rotational Motion. Cambridge UP.

Slater, Niall W. (Classics) and Robert Maltby, eds and trans. Fragmentary Republican Latin, Volume VI: Livius Andronicus. Naevius. Caecilius. Harvard UP. 

Slutskaya, Sofia (Libraries) and Marlee Givens, eds. Transforming Technical Services through Training and Development. American Library Association.

Smith, Ted A. (Theology). The End of Theological Education. Eerdmans.

Soulen, R. Kendall (Theology). Irrevocable: The Name of God and the Unity of the Christian Bible. Fortress.

Stewart, Dianne M. (Religion and African American Studies). Obeah, Orisa, and Religious Identity in Trinidad: Africana Nations and the Power of Black Sacred Imagination. Duke UP.

Stuhr, John J. (Philosophy). Philosophy and Human Flourishing. Oxford UP.

Stuhr, John J. (Philosophy). No Professor's Lectures Can Save Us: William James's Pragmatism, Radical Empiricism, and Pluralism. Oxford UP.

Suh, Chris (History). The Allure of Empire: American Encounters with Asians in the Age of Transpacific Expansion and Asian Exclusion. Oxford UP.

Wagenaar, Alexander C. (Public Health), Rosalie Liccardo Pacula, and Scott Burris, eds. Legal Epidemiology: Theory and Methods, 2nd ed. John Wiley & Sons.

Walter, Daniel R. (Linguistics, Oxford). Psycholinguistic Approaches to Instructed Second Language Acquisition: Linking Theory, Findings and Practice. Multilingual Matters.

Wilson, Walter T. (Theology).The Gospel of Matthew, Volume 1: Matthew 1–13. Eerdmans.

Wilson, Walter T. (Theology). The Wisdom of Sirach. Eerdmans. 

Witte, Jr., John (Law). In Defense of the Marital Family. Brill.

Witte, Jr., John (Law). Raíces protestantes del Derecho (translation). Aranzadi.

Witte, Jr., John (Law), Michael Welker, Eva Winkler, and Stephen Pickard, eds. The Impact of Health Care: On Character Formation, Ethical Education, and the Communication of Values in Late Modern Pluralistic Societies. Evangelische Verlagsanstalt GmbH.

Witte, Jr., John (Law), Michael Welker, Jürgen von Hagen, and Stephen Pickard, eds. The Impact of the Media: On Character Formation, Ethical Education, and the Communication of Values in Late Modern Pluralistic Societies. Evangelische Verlagsanstalt GmbH. 

Witte, Jr., John (Law), Michael Welker, and Stephen Pickard, eds. The Impact of the Military: On Character Formation, Ethical Education, and the Communication of Values in Late Modern Pluralistic Societies. Evangelische Verlagsanstalt GmbH.

Womack, Deanna Ferree (Theology) and Raimundo C. Barreto, eds. Alterity and the Evasion of Justice: Explorations of the "Other" in World Christianity. Fortress.

Yannakakis, Yanna O. (History). Since Time Immemorial: Native Custom and Law in Colonial Mexico. Duke UP.

Zwier, Paul (Law). Critical Race Theory and the Struggle at the Heart of Legal Education: A View from the Inside. Cambridge Scholars.

Zwier, Paul (Law). Critical Race Theory and the American Justice System: How Juries Wrestle with Racial Prejudice. Cambridge Scholars.


We have endeavored to identify all books written or edited by Emory faculty that were published between September 1, 2022, and August 31, 2023, but inevitably we miss a few. If you know of a book that should be on this list, please contact Allison Adams (aadam02@emory.edu), so that we may include it on the website. Thank you!

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