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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 Postcolonical 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
Postcolonial Theory: Theory and Analysis.  Routledge Press (manuscript completion date, December 2012)  

Journal Articles and Chapters

"Exiled, Executed, Exalted: Louis Riel, Homo Sacer, and the Production of Canadian Sovereignty." Canadian Journal of Political Science, September 2010. Volume 43, #3.

"Hierarchy and Hybridity: The Internal Postcolonialism of Mid-19th Century American Expansionism." Chapter for edited volume, Race and American Political Development, edited by Julie Novkov, Dorian Warren, and Joseph Lowndes. (Routledge Press, 2008)

"The Colonizer Demands its 'Fair Share' and More: Contemporary American Anti-Tribalism from Arnold Schwarzenegger to the Extreme Right." New Political Science, Vol. 28, #3, September 2006. 


Review of Europe's Indians: Producing Racial Difference, 1500-1900 by Vanita Seth. Perspectives on Politics Vol. 9, #3, September 2011.

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.

Review of Multicultural Odysseys: Navigating the new International Politics of Diversity by Will Kymlicka. The Canadian Journal of Political Science vol. 41, #4, December 2008.

Review of American Indians and State Law: Sovereignty, Race, and Citizenship, 1790-1880 by Deborah. A. Rosen.  The Journal of American History, Vol. 95, #2, September 2008.

Entry on Violence, Frantz Fanon on," Darity, William A., Jr. ed. International Encyclopedia of the Social Science, 2nd edition. 9 vols. Detroit: Macmillan Reference USA. 2008.

Review of Race and Racism in Modern Philosophy edited by Andrew Valls, in Perspectives on Politics. Vol. 4, #3, September 2006.

"Editorial: No on Repealing the 22nd Amendment," The New York Times Up Front. April 24, 2006.

Review of Politics in Time: History, Institutions and Social Analysis by Paul Pierson, in Canadian Journal of Political Science, Vol. 39, #1, March 2006.

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. 
“The Czech Greens Revived,” with Karel Koubak. Environmental Politics, 17: 5 (Nov. 2008), pp. 815-821.  
“The Hungarian Status Law and the Specter of Neomedievalism in Europe,” Ethnopolitics, 7:2-3 (June-September 2008), pp. 195-214. 
“Political Learning in Post-communist Elections,” with Karen Dawisha, East European Politics and Societies, 20:4 (November 2006), pp. 691-728. 
“Re-imagining the Boundaries of the Nation: Politics and the Development of Ideas on Minority Rights,” East European Politics and Societies, 20:3 (August 2006), pp. 419-446. 
“Public Policy in the Passive-Aggressive State: Health Care Reform in Bosnia-Herzegovina 1996-2001,” Europe-Asia Studies, 58:1 (January 2006), pp. 57-80.

Professor Marjorie N. Feld 


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 

Peer-Reviewed Articles 

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

Encyclopedia Entries

"Lillian Wald" entry for Cambridge Dictionary of Judaism and Jewish Culture (Cambridge University Press, 2011). 
"Social Work" entry for Cambridge Dictionary of Judaism and Jewish Culture (Cambridge University Press, 2011). 
"Settlement Houses" entry for Encyclopedia Judaica (Keter Publishing House, 2nd Ed., 2006), 13:320. 
"Henry Street Settlement" entry for Encyclopedia of American Urban History (Sage Press, 2006), 329.

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.


2013. "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.

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

2011. 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).

2009. “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.

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.

2006. "Using Emotional Labor to Create and Maintain Relationships in Service and Sales Interactions" Symbolic Interaction. Volume 29:4, pp. 487-505.

Professor Kandice Hauf

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  


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.


"Leaders Should Manage FOR Values," Chief Executive Magazine (Jan. 2008).


"Leading for Virtuous Sustainability: The Teaching Advantage of Non-Western Universities," Indigenous Knowledge. Albukhary University.

Professor Xinghua Li

Whispering: The Murmur of Power in a Lo-Fi World,” Media, Culture and Society, January 2011, 33 (1): 19-34.
“From the ‘Love of Nature’ to Natural Love: Brokeback Mountain, Universal Identification, and Gay Politics,” Reading Brokeback Mountain: Essays on the Story and the Film, ed. Jim Stacy, McFarland & Company, 2007: 106-117.
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 


Black and Latino Relations in New York, 1959–2010 (under contract, Columbia History of Urban Life Series, editor Kenneth Jackson, Columbia University Press).
2009 Black Labor Migration in Caribbean Guatemala, 1882-1923, Florida Work in the Americas Series (University of Florida Press).
2008 Hog and Hominy: Soul Food from Africa to America (Columbia University Press).

Selected Journal Articles and Contributions to Edited Volumes

"Spotlight: Alvenia Fulton," in Gender and Women's Leadership: A Reference Handbook, editor Karen O'Connor (Washington, D. C.: Sage Publications Inc), 2010
“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.
2008 “Eating, Dancing, and Courting in New York: Black and Latino Relations, 1930-1970,” Journal of Social History 42, no. 1 (Fall 2008): 79-109.
 “Molasses-Colored Glasses: WPA and Sundry Sources on Molasses and Southern Foodways,” in Cornbread Nation 4: The Best of Southern Food Writing, editors Dale Volberg Reed and John Shelton Reed, University of Georgia Press. Also in Southern Cultures 14, no. 1 (Spring): 81-96.

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.

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.