Publishing clearinghouse: Mary Crossley event; Gender and Affect book roundtable


Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures Made Local series with Pitt Law Professor Mary Crossley, author of “Embodied Injustice”
6 p.m. Jan. 26,  Carnegie Library Lecture Hall and virtual

“Embodied Injustice” uses an interdisciplinary approach, weaving health research with social science, critical approaches and personal stories to portray the devastating effects of health injustice in America. Crossley takes stock of the sometimes-vexed relationship between racial justice and disability rights advocates and interrogates how higher disability prevalence among Black Americans reflects unjust social structures. By suggesting reforms to advance health equity for disabled people, Black people, and disabled Black people, this book lays a crucial foundation for intersectional, cross-movement advocacy to advance health justice in America. Crossley is a member of the Pennsylvania State Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights and is widely published on health-related inequity.

Register to attend this free event in person or by livestream.

Gender and Affect Book Roundtable
12:30-2 p.m. Jan. 26. 602 Cathedral of Learning and via Zoom

The study of affect is one of the most wide-ranging topics to have emerged in the humanities in recent year. It has particularly important implications for the study of gender and sexuality. Feminist and queer studies were in on the ground floor of affect studies during the first decade of the 21st century, but how are scholars in 2022 putting gender and affect into dialogue? What does it mean today to do gender and affect together? In this event, a group of Pitt contributors from the edited volume, The Routledge Handbook to Gender and Affect (2023) will talk about how their essays employ the concept of affect. This event is hosted by the Humanities Center and features Todd Reeser with Caitlin Bruce, Paul Johnson, Brent Malin, Giuseppina Mecchia, Sean Nonnenmacher, David Tenorio, and Dan Wang.

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“Social and Structural Aspects of Language Contact and Change,” edited by Shelome Gooden from work by a group of Pitt students (Language Science Press)

Shelome Gooden, professor in the Department of Linguistics and assistant vice chancellor for research in the humanities, arts, social sciences and related fields, mentored students and included their work in the book, which covers a range of languages and dialects through a variety of disciplinary and empirical perspectives. Gooden edited “Social and Structural Aspects of Language Contact and Change” alongside Bettina Migge, professor of linguistics at University College Dublin. Among other topics, the book collects a series of papers examining various languages and dialects and the cultures that surround them, including Spanish Creole and African American English. Some papers used historical documents to illuminate the origins and interactions between these languages and dialects.


The University Times welcomes information about new books, journals, plays and musical compositions written or edited by faculty and staff.

Newly published works can be submitted through this link. Please keep the book descriptions short and accessible to a general audience.

Journals should be peer-reviewed. Self-published works will not be accepted. The listings also are restricted to complete works, because individual chapters, articles, works of art and poems would be too numerous.

We’ll also be highlighting some books and book talks with connections to Pitt.

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