Tag Archives: Northwestern University

Art, Science, and Diplomacy in French India

A review of Mercantile Aesthetics: Art, Science, and Diplomacy in French India (1664-1761), by Liza Oliver. This dissertation unravels the meaning of South Indian textiles…

Gender, Authority, and Islam in Suburban Chicago

A review of The Construction of American Islam: Gender, Authority, and Tradition in Suburban Chicago, by Justine Howe. Justine Howe’s dissertation details the rhetorical and…

China After the Sino-Soviet Split

A review of: China After the Sino-Soviet Split: Maoist Politics, Global Narratives, and the Imagination of the World, by Zachary Scarlett. In this dissertation, which…

Reproductive Ethics & Orthodox Jewish Women

A review of (Re)Producing Ethics and the Ethics of Reproduction: Reproductive Ethics among Haredi Women in Jerusalem, by Michal S. Raucher. This dissertation explores the…

Panama Canal

Race, Nation, the Panama Canal

A review of Claiming the Canal: Performances of Race and Nation in Panama, 1904-1999, by Katherine Zien.  The history of the Panama Canal has long…