Faculty Reading Recommendations

We thought that our Friends might be interested in learning about books recommended by members of the faculty. In the coming weeks and months, we will continue posting lists of favorite books submitted by faculty members across a range of disciplines. We asked our faculty three questions:

  • What are three books in your field that you feel are most helpful/interesting for lay readers who want to learn more?
  • What books have influenced your life?
  • What are you reading now?

Click on the links below to see how they answered!

professor Lynne Yamamoto
Lynne Yamamoto
Associate Professor of Art
Michael Thurston
Michael Thurston
Professor of English
Róisín O'Sullivan
Róisín O'Sullivan
Associate Professor of Economics

Nicholas Horton
Nicholas Horton
Associate Professor of
Mathematics and Statistics

Joshua L. Miller
Joshua L. Miller
Professor, School for Social Work

Marjorie Senechal
Marjorie Senechal
Louise Wolff Kahn Professor Emerita in Mathematics and History of Science & Technology

Michael Gorra
Michael Gorra
Mary Augusta Jordan Professor of English Language & Literature

Alice L. Hearst
Alice L. Hearst
Associate Professor of
Government

Andrew Zimbalist
Andrew Zimbalist
Robert A. Woods Professor of
Economics

Joel Kaminsky
Joel Kaminsky
Professor of Religion

Carol Zaleski
Carol Zaleski
Professor of World Religions

Steve Waksman
Steve Waksman
Associate Professor of Music
and American Studies

 

Donna Riley
Donna Riley
Associate Professor of
Engineering