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  • Finding Judge Crater featured on Vanished podcast

    November 22, 2022

    Stephen Riegel’s recent book Finding Judge Crater: A Life and Phenomenal Disappearance in Jazz Age New York was the subject of the latest episode of the “Vanished” podcast.

  • The Best of Hard Times reviewed in Arab Studies Quarterly

    November 22, 2022

    Gustavo Barbosa’s new book The Best of Hard Times: Palestinian Refugee Masculinities in Lebanon was reviewed in Arab Studies Quarterly.

  • Asymptote’s Translation Tuesday features Waiting for the Past

    October 25, 2022

    Read an excerpt of Hadiya Hussein’s novel Waiting for the Past, translated by Barbara Romanine, on Asymptote’s Translation Tuesday feature.

  • Brian O’Hare profiled on Shoutout LA

    September 16, 2022

    Brian O’Hare, winner of the 2021 Veterans Writing Award and author of the Surrender: Stories is featured in Shoutout LA.

  • Mateo Farzaneh receives Honorable Mention for the Latifeh Yarshater Award of the Persian Heritage Foundation

    September 16, 2022

    Mateo Farzaneh’s recent book Iranian Women and Gender in the Iran-Iraq War received Honorable Mention for the Latifeh Yarshater Award of the Persian Heritage Foundation.

  •  Jew­ish Book Coun­cil praises Café Shi­ra

    August 31, 2022

    “A one-of-a-kind book about a one-of-a-kind busi­ness in a one-of-a-kind city, Café Shi­ra presents a nuanced, humor­ous, and fas­ci­nat­ing pic­ture of human­i­ty set in a renowned café in the heart of Jerusalem. . . . Café Shi­ra is a point­ed and unusu­al look at the ways peo­ple live their lives. What shows on the sur­face can be a hint to, or a com­plete mis­di­rec­tion of, ...

  • Natana Delong-Bas interviewed on NBC

    July 20, 2022

    Natana Delong-Bas, editor of Islam, Revival, and Reform: Redefining Tradition for the Twenty-first Century discusses President Biden’s Middle East trip with Sue O’Connell on NBCLX.

  • Politics, Culture, and the Irish American Press named a Tankard Book Award finalist

    July 12, 2022

    Politics, Culture, and the Irish American Press: 1784-1963 was named a finalist for the 2021 Tankard Book Award from the Association of Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. “This volume advances current scholarship by providing one of the most comprehensive inquiries into the historical, political, and cultural impacts of the Irish American press. It would certainly ...

  • Earl Lloyd is honored by the city of Syracuse

    June 23, 2022

    The city of Syracuse honored Earl Lloyd’s career and achievements on Wednesday, June 23 by unveiling a street renamed Earl Lloyd Way. Lloyd, the first Black player in the NBA, played for the Syracuse Nationals from 1952 to 1958. Lloyd will also be part of the downtown mural honoring inspirational basketball players that are a ...

  • Riess receives 2022 Guy Lewis Award

    June 23, 2022

    At the 50th annual meeting of the North American Society for Sport History, Steven A. Riess was the recipient of the 2022 Guy Lewis Award for contributions to the field of Sport History in recognition of exceptional contribution to the field of Sport History. Riess is the author of Horse Racing the Chicago Way Gambling, Politics, ...

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