Graduate Center faculty are noted scholars and prolific authors. Their books range from award-winning academic treatises to best-sellers. Find a selection of their books here.
For books by discipline, please visit the academic program pages.
Chartered flight with Puerto Rican migrant farmworkers, circa 1948. Courtesy of the Records of the Migration Division, Archives of the Puerto Rican Diaspora, Centro de Estudios Puertorriquenos, Hunter College, CUNY.
Professor Ismael García-Colón had family members who came to the U.S. to harvest produce. His new book reveals the contributions and the mistreatment of Puerto Rican farm laborers. Read more
Professor James M. Jasper (Photo courtesy of Jasper)
In his new book, Professor James M. Jasper explores how epithets can propel a presidential campaign and shape a nation. Read more
Professor Wendy Luttrell and the cover of her book, "Children Framing Childhoods" (Photos courtesy of Luttrell)
Professor Wendy Luttrell discusses the surprising findings of her new book and what we can learn from kids about childhood, especially in the time of COVID-19. Read more
Colonial Migrants at the Heart of Empire
(University of California Press, 2020)
Professor Eric D. Weitz and his book "A World Divided" (Photos courtesy of Princeton University Press)
Professor Eric D. Weitz’s new book, A World Divided, offers lessons from history that illuminate our current crisis. Read more
Professor Matt Brim and the cover of his book, "Poor Queer Studies"
Professor Matt Brim unpacks the ways elitism impacts the field of queer studies in a new book. Read more
A Jewish community in Trostenets, Ukraine, after the destruction of a pogrom. (Photo courtesy of Professor Elissa Bemporad)
A new book about a horrific chapter of Jewish history offers lessons for today on how government policies can impact ethnic violence. Read more
Poor Queer Studies
(Duke University Press, 2020)
Professor Massimo Pigliucci (Photo courtesy of Massimo Pigliucci)
Professor Massimo Pigliucci became a philosopher after a career in biology, getting three doctoral degrees along the way. He counters criticism of the humanities. Read more
Children Framing Childhoods: Working-Class Kids’ Visions of Care
(Policy Press, 2020)