Elizabeth Branch Dyson

Senior Editor

E-mail: ebd@uchicago.edu
Subjects: Sociology; education; ethnomusicology
Series: Chicago Studies in EthnomusicologyBig Issues in MusicHistory and Philosophy of EducationMorality and SocietyFieldwork Encounters and Discoveries

 

I acquire books for the Press in education, sociology, and ethnomusicology, jazz studies, and other music. After majoring in English literature and music at Yale, I taught middle school for three years before joining Chicago in 2000. Until 2019, I acquired our books in philosophy; that list is now being sponsored by Kyle Wagner.

 

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 titles include Herb Childress’s The Adjunct Underclass: How America’s Colleges Betrayed Their Faculty, Their Students, and Their Mission, Making Up Our Mind: What School Choice Is Really About by Sigal R. Ben-Porath and Michael C. Johanek, Homeschooling: The History and Philosophy of a Controversial Practice by James G. Dwyer and Shawn F. Peters, Sam Wineburg’s Why Learn History (When It’s Already on Your Phone), and Eve L. Ewing’s Ghosts in the Schoolyard: Racism and School Closings on Chicago’s South Side.

 

Ethnographies are at the heart of our wide-ranging sociology list. Recent titles include Patricia Ewick and Marc W. Steinberg’s Beyond Betrayal: The Priest Sex Abuse Crisis, the Voice of the Faithful, and the Process of Collective Identity, Marco Z. Garrido’s The Patchwork City: Class, Space, and Politics in Metro Manila, Jennifer A. Jones’s The Browning of the New South, On the Outside: Prisoner Reentry and Reintegration by David J. Harding, Jeffrey D. Morenoff, and Jessica J. B. Wyse, Elizabeth Bernstein’s Brokered Subjects: Sex, Trafficking, and the Politics of Freedom, and a new edition of Robert E. Park and Ernest W. Burgess’s The City, with a foreword by Robert J. Sampson.

 

I am proud to sponsor the award-winning Chicago Studies in Ethnomusicology series as well as other books on music, such as Marianna Ritchey’s Composing Capital: Classical Music in the Neoliberal Era, David Rowell’s Wherever the Sound Takes You: Heroics and Heartbreak in Music Making, Robin Wallace’s Hearing Beethoven: A Story of Musical Loss and Discovery, and John J. Sheinbaum’s Good Music: What It Is and Who Gets to DecideOur most recent additions to the series are Jérôme Camal’s Creolized Aurality: Guadeloupean Gwoka and Postcolonial Politics, Joshua Tucker’s Making Music Indigenous: Popular Music in the Peruvian Andes and Angela Impey’s Song Walking: Women, Music, and Environmental Justice in an African Borderland.

 

I am ably assisted by Mollie McFee.

 

The Adjunct Underclass: How America’s Colleges Betrayed Their Faculty, Their Students, and Their Mission
How America’s Colleges Betrayed Their Faculty, Their Students, and Their Mission
Herb Childress
The Patchwork City: Class, Space, and Politics in Metro Manila
Class, Space, and Politics in Metro Manila
Marco Z. Garrido
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