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We invite visiting authors and scholars to submit a beloved book or list of books that unexpectedly and/or provocatively dovetails from their own field or subject. Check each post for details on related events!

September 17th, 2017
Thomas S. Mullaney is Associate Professor of Chinese History at Stanford University and Founder and Director of Digital Humanities Asia (DHAsia) at Stanford University. He is the author of Coming to Terms with the Nation: Ethnic Classification in Modern China and principal editor of Critical Han Studies: The History, Representation and Identity of China’s Majority.  Most recently, he curated and produced a museum exhibit – “Chinese in the Information Age” – which debuted at the...
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September 5th, 2017

 

Cheryl L. Reed is a veteran journalist. She is the author of Unveiled: The Hidden Lives of Nuns, which chronicles her four years living off and on with nuns across the country. A former editor and reporter at the Chicago Sun-Times and other newspapers, Cheryl has won many awards for her investigative reporting, including Harvard’s Goldsmith Prize. She earned her MFA in Creative Writing-Fiction from Northwestern University and recently was a U.S. Fulbright Scholar teaching investigative reporting in Ukraine where freedom of the press is still in its infancy. She is currently an assistant professor at Syracuse University’s Newhouse School of Communication. Cheryl’s reportage of deadly...
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August 29th, 2017

Ola Faleti breathes, writes and works in Chicago. Everything else happens in her imagination. Her work has also appeared in Moonsick Magazine, The James Franco Review, The Harpoon Review, and elsewhere.  She's writing 52 essays this year, take a look asweetest-teeth.tumblr.com. She will join Quraysh Ali Lansana, Chris Rice, Martha Bayne, and Garin Cycholl to discuss Rust Belt Chicago: An Anthology...

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