Elizabeth Branch Dyson


E-mail: ebd@uchicago.edu
Subjects: Ethnomusicology; interdisciplinary philosophy; education
Series: Chicago Studies in Ethnomusicology; Big Issues in Music


I acquire books for the Press in education, ethnomusicology and other music, and philosophy. After majoring in English literature and music at Yale, I taught middle school for three years before joining Chicago in 2000. I welcome books on education in a wide variety of areas—from early childhood education to higher ed and beyond—and for both scholarly and general audiences. Recent education books include Gillian Dowley McNamee’s The High-Performing Preschool: Story Acting in Head Start Classrooms, Tim Clydesdale’s The Purposeful Graduate: Why Colleges Must Talk to Students about Vocation, Harry Brighouse and Michael McPherson’s The Aims of Higher Education: Problems of Morality and Justice,  Richard Arum and Josipa Roksa’s Aspiring Adults Adrift: Tentative Transitions of College Graduates, and Christopher Lubienski and Sarah Theule Lubienski’s The Public School Advantage: Why Public Schools Outperform Private Schools.

And I am seeking new kinds of books for Chicago’s philosophy list—particularly philosophy that has an impact on other disciplines, and philosophy for non-philosophers. Recent titles include Rocco Rubini’s The Other Renaissance: Italian Humanism between Hegel and Heidegger, Philip Cafaro’s How Many Is Too Many? The Progressive Argument for Reducing Immigration into the United States, Ryan Coyne’s Heidegger’s Confessions: The Remains of Saint Augustine in Being and Time and Beyond, Neil Roberts’s Freedom As Marronage, and Todd May’s A Significant Life: Human Meaning in a Silent Universe.

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