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Details of History and Society faculty research can be found in RESEARCH@Babson College, a publication of the Babson Faculty Research Fund.


Professor Kevin Bruyneel  

The Third Space of Sovereignty: the Postcolonial Politics of U.S.-Indigenous Relations.  University of Minnesota Press, Indigenous Americas Series, 2007. (Reviewed in Ethnohistory, Journal of American History, Studies in American Indian Literature, Western Historical Quarterly, American Indian Culture and Research Journal, New Political Science, Choice, Wicazo Sa Review; Perspective on Politics.
Between the Post and the Colonial: Settler Memory and Decolonizing Theory. (Routledge Press: Manuscript in Progress). 

Professor Marjorie N. Feld 

Nations Divided: American Jews and the Struggle over Apartheid. Palgrave Macmillan, July 2014

Lillian D. Wald: A Biography (University of North Carolina Press, October 2008) *Winner of the 2009 Saul Viener Book Prize of the American Jewish Historical Society

Professor Mary Godwyn

Sociology of Organizations: Structures and Relationships (with Jody Hoffer Gittell, Ph.D.) Thousand Oaks, CA: Pine Forge Press/Sage Publications, Inc., 2012.
Minority Women Entrepreneurs: How Outsider Status Can Lead to Better Business Practices (with Donna Stoddard). (Palo Alto, CA: Stanford University Press and Sheffield, UK: Greenleaf Publishing, Ltd), 2011.

Professor James Hoopes

Corporate Dreams: Big business in American Democracy from the Great Depression to the Great Recession.  New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2011.
Hail to the CEO: The Failure of George W. Bush and the Cult of Moral Leadership. Westport, CT: Prager, December 2008.

Professor Frederick Douglass Opie  

Zora Neale Hurston on Florida Food: Recipes, Remedies & Simple Pleasures, The History Press, 2015

Upsetting the Apple Cart: Black and Latino Coalitions in New York From Protest to Public Office (Columbia History of Urban Life Series, editor Kenneth Jackson, New York: Columbia University Press), 2014.
Black Labor Migration in Caribbean Guatemala, 1882-1923, Florida Work in the Americas Series (University of Florida Press).2009
Hog and Hominy: Soul Food from Africa to America (Columbia University Press). 2008

Recent Publications 

Professor Kevin Bruyneel  

“Letter from a Lovelorn Pre-Radical: Looking Forward and Backward at Martin Luther King Jr.,” for Living With Class: Philosophical Reflections on Identity and Material Culture, edited by Ron Scapp and Brian Seitz (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013)
“The Trouble with Amnesia: Collective Memory and Colonial Injustice in the United States,” in Political Creativity: The Mangle of Institutional Order, Agency and Change, edited by Gerald Berk, Dennis Galvan, and Victoria Hattam. (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2013)
“The American Liberal Colonial Tradition,” Settler Colonial Studies. Vol. 3, Nos. 3-4. October 2013.
Review of Europe's Indians: Producing Racial Difference, 1500-1900 by Vanita Seth. Perspectives on Politics Vol. 9, #3, September 2011.
"Exiled, Executed, Exalted: Louis Riel, Homo Sacer, and the Production of Canadian Sovereignty." Canadian Journal of Political Science, September 2010. Volume 43, #3.
Review of Native Vote: American Indians, the Voting Rights Act, and the Right to Vote by Daniel McCool, Susan M. Olson, and Jennifer L. Robinson. Perspectives on Politics Vol. 7, #3, September 2009.


“Political Science and the Study of Indigenous Politics,” in The Oxford Handbook on Social Science and the Study of Indigenous Peoples' Politics: Contributions, Omissions, and Tensions. Edited by Dale Turner and Tony Lucero (Oxford University Press on-line edition, forthcoming, 2014).
“The King’s Body: The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial and the Politics of Collective Memory,” History and Memory (Vol. 26, #1, Spring/Summer 2014).
"Bruyneel on Red Pedagogy - Chapter 6: Better Red than Dead: Toward a Nation-Peoples and a Peoples Nation," Sandy Grande et. al. Red Pedagogy: The 10th Anniversary edition. (Forthcoming, Fall 2014)

Professor Stephen Deets

With Lisa DiCarlo. "What is the context? Fostering Entrepreneurial Leaders' Social Awareness," Greenberg, Dana, Kate McKone-Sweet, and James Wilson, Eds., The New Entrepreneurial Leader. San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler, 2011. 184-201.

"Political Context Matters. The Banality of Hungary's Dual Citizenship Law and Slovakia's Response" with Erin Jenne. European University Institute Citizenship on-line forum on Dual Citizenship for Transborder Minorities? How to Respond to the Hungarian-Slovak Tit-for-Tat, 11 July 2010.

“Review Essay: Sovereignty, Networks, and Norms,” Nationalities Papers, 38:4 (May 2010), pp. 561-567.  

 “Wizarding the Classroom: Teaching Harry Potter and Politics.” PS: Political Science and Politics, 42:4 (October 2009), pp. 741-744.  

“Everyday Post-Socialism” with Antje Vetterlein and Sherrill Stroschein. Introductory Essay for a Special Forum in Journal of International Relations and Development, 12 (2009):4, pp. 349-354.  

“Constituting Interests and Identities in a Two-Level Game: Understanding the Gabcikovo-Nagymaros Conflict.” Foreign Policy Analysis, 5:1 (January 2009), pp. 37-56. 

Professor Marjorie N. Feld 

"Shul: A Keyword in the New Jewish Studies," Shofar, 24:4 (Summer 2006): 22-33. 

Professor Mary Godwyn  

"Gender-Specific Contributions to Social Responsibility" in Encyclopedia of Corporate Social Responsibility, Idowu, S.O.: Capaldi, N.; Zu, L.; Das Gupta, A. (Eds.) Springer-Verlag, Heidelberg, Germany, 2013.
"Early-Career Outcomes and Gender: Can Educational Interventions Make a Difference?" (with Nan S. Langowitz, D.B.A. and I. Elaine Allen, Ph.D.)  Volume 28, Issue 2, pp. 111-134, 2013.
"Critiques of Corporate Social Responsibility" in Encyclopedia of Corporate Social Responsibility, Idowu, S.O.; Capaldi, N.; Zu, L.; Das Gupta A. (Eds.) Springer-Verlag, Heidelberg, Germany, 2013.

Sociology of Organizations: Structures and Relationships (with Jody Hoffer Gittell).  Thousand Oaks, CA: Pine Forge Press/Sage Publications, Inc., 2012.

Minority Women Entrepreneurs: How outsider Status Can lead to Better Business Practices (with Donna Stoddard). (Palo alto, CA: Stanford University Press and Sheffield, UK: Greenleaf Publishing, Ltd), 2011.

“Hugh Connerty and Hooters: What is Successful Entrepreneurship?” in Emmanuel Raufflet and Albert. J. Mills (eds.), The Dark Side: Critical Cases on the Downside of Business, (Sheffield, UK: Greenleaf Publishing, Ltd.), 2009.

“Can Liberal Arts and Entrepreneurship Work Together?” Academe: The Bulletin of the American Association of University Professors. Volume 95:1, pp 36-38, 2009.

"This Place Makes Me Proud to be a Woman": Theoretical Explanations for Success in Entrepreneurship Education for Low-Income Women." Research in Social Stratification and Mobility. Volume 27: Issue 1, pp. 50-64, 2009.


“It Can be Done! Organizational Interventions that Can Reduce the Influence of Gender Prejudice on Perceptions, Performance, and Aspirations” (coauthored with Nan Langowitz) in UN PRME (Principles for Responsible Management Education) book series Gender Equality as a Challenge for Business and Management Education, Maureen Kilgour, Kathryn Haynes and Patricia Flynn. (Eds.) Sheffield, UK: Greenleaf Publishing, Ltd.

Professor Kandice Hauf

Biography of Wang Yangming (1472-1529), Biography of the Wanli Emperor (1563-1620), Biography of the Eunuch Wei Zhongxian (1568-1627), Kerry Brown (ed.), Berkshire Dictionary of Chinese Biography, Great Barrington, MA: Berkshire Publishing, 2013-2014.
The Arts of Dynastic China: Harmony Within Hierarchy, Framing Essay for the Online Curriculum on Chinese Art, Primary Source, published online July 2012. 
Biography of Wang Yangming (1472-1529), Berkshire Biographical Dictionary of China. 2012. (5000 words).

Professor James Hoopes  


with Mohar Yusof and Leilanie Mohd Nor, “Virtuous Social Initiatives: An Islamic Family Business in Malaysia,” forthcoming in Journal of Family Business Management, forthcoming, 2015.

Professor Xinghua Li

“Eco-Jokes and Their Relation to the UnCO2nscious: Larry David’s ‘Curb Global Warming’ Campaign and Other Environmental Comedies”, Proceedings for the 2013 Conference on Communication and the Environment (COCE), published on the official website of International Environmental Communication Association (IECA), December 2013.
“A Comparative Analysis of Hybrid Car Advertisements in the U.S. and China: Desire, Globalization, and the Environment”, Environmental Communication: A Journal of Nature and Culture, December 2013, 7(4): 512-528.
Whispering: The Murmur of Power in a Lo-Fi World,” Media, Culture and Society, January 2011, 33 (1): 19-34.
Columnist, "Looking Abroad" Column, The 21st Century (an English-language weekly located in Beijing, China with a national circulation of 300,000), China Daily News Group, 2006 - 2009.  

Professor Frederick Douglass Opie  

Contributed to Edited Volume, “Influence, Sources, and African Diaspora Foodways,” in Teaching Food History, eds. Ken Albala, Joyce Chaplin, Paul Freedman (Berkley Los Angeles: University of California Press), 2014.
“Alcohol and Lowdown Culture in Caribbean Guatemala and Honduras, 1898–1920,” in Distilling the Influence of Alcohol: Guatemala and Aguardiente, editor David Carey, submitted to the University Florida Press, 2012.
"Spotlight: Alvenia Fulton," in Gender and Women's Leadership: A Reference Handbook, editor Karen O'Connor (Washington, D. C.: Sage Publications Inc), 2010.
“Developing Their Minds Without Losing Their Soul: Black and Latino Student Coalition Building in New York, 1965-1969,” Afro-American In New York Life and History 33, no. 2 (July, 2009): 79-108. Special Issue “The Bronx African American History Project (BAAHP) Guest Editors Oneka LaBennett and Brian Purnell.
“Garveyism and Labor Organization on the Caribbean Coast of Guatemala, 1920-1921,” Journal of African American History 94, no. 2 (Spring, 2009): 153-71.

Online Publications

Hog and Hominy: Culture, Cooking, Travel, and Traditions, a food blog that provides Daily Musings on Culture, History, and Food with Related Recipes @


A Culinary Read of Zora Neal Hurston,” focuses on Caribbean and Southern cooking in Zora Neale Hurston’s early twentieth-century ethnographic research and writing. The book will emphasize the essentials of African diaspora cookery in the Caribbean and American South, comparing them to the essentials of African cookery through a deconstruction of simple dishes made from fish, garden produce, and meat.

Professor Blake Pattridge

"Autocratic Liberalism and Democratic Conservatism in Nineteenth-Century Guatemala," SECOLAS Annals 56:1, 1-26, 2012.

Professor Katherine Platt

"The Spirituality of Work and the Work of Spirituality: Women Agriculturists in Rural Tunisia" in Women's Everday Religion edited by Marja-Liisa Keinanen, Acta Universitatis Stockholmiensis. Stockholm Studies in Comparative Religion nr. 35, 2010.