Arkansas Travelers: Geographies of Exploration and Perception, 1804-1834
Andrew J. Milson, Professor of History
Historical geographer Andrew J. Milson brings together the travel accounts of four important early explorers of the Arkansas frontier in the 19th century. In addition to sharing their colorful tales of beautiful and dangerous landscapes, interesting people, and unique food, Dr. Milson presents maps that detail their routes as well as their environmental and cultural perceptions.
The Geographies of African American Short Fiction
Kenton Rambsy, Assistant Professor of English
In his new book, The Geographies of African American Short Fiction, Kenton Rambsy analyzes the ways African American authors of short stories mapped a diverse range of characters across widely varied locations, from a small town to a pond to a bustling metropolis. In doing so, Dr. Rambsy shows the ways writers illuminated how places and spaces shaped or situated racial representations. By viewing the authors as cultural cartographers, he explores how they used their story settings to inscribe their stories with complex social histories.
Leading With Empathy: Understanding the Needs of Today’s Workforce
Gautham Pallapa (’10 PhD, Computer Science)
By examining the far-reaching impact of recent world-changing events, strategist and business leader Gautham Pallapa presents a roadmap for leading people through adversity and empowering humans in the workplace, the home, and society. Leading With Empathy was selected as one of the top five business and personal finance books of 2022 by Publishers Weekly.