Edited by faculty

Benford’s Law: Theory & Applications

Edited by Steven J. Miller, Associate Professor of Mathematics. Princeton University Press. 2015. The world’s leading experts on Benford’s Law combine their knowledge to discuss general theory as well as prevalence in real-world behavior. Continue reading »

The Oxford Companion to Sugar and Sweets

Edited by Darra Goldstein, Willcox B. and Harriet M. Adsit Professor of Russian. Oxford University Press. May 2015. This comprehensive reference contains entries on all aspects of sweetness, including chemical, technical, social, cultural, and linguistic. These topics are explored through the collective knowledge of 265 contributors, from… Continue reading »

Creolizing Rousseau

Edited by Neil Roberts, associate professor of Africana Studies and faculty affiliate in political science, and Jane Anna Gordon. Rowman & Littlefield International. December 2014. Afro-Trinidadian Marxist C.L.R. James was struck by the the strong resonance of Rousseau’s work in Caribbean thought and politics. This volume illuminates… Continue reading »

From Joseph Bensman: Essays on Modern Society

Edited and introduced by Willmott Family Third Century Professor of Sociology & Public Affairs Robert Jackall and Duffy Graham ’83. Newfound Press. November 2014. This collection of essays by author and sociology professor Joseph Bensman explores various topics of applied and humanistic sociology, including “The Meaning of Work in Bureaucratic… Continue reading »

ASCO: Elite of the Obscure, A Retrospective, 1972-1987

Edited by C. Ondine Chavoya, associate professor of art, and Rita Gonzalez. Hatje Cantz, 2012. The fully illustrated, 432-page, award-winning catalogue to accompany the exhibition of the same name, which opened at the Williams College Museum of Art in February 2012. More information about the making of… Continue reading »

The Gastronomica Reader

Edited by Darra Goldstein, Willcox B. and Harriet M. Adsit Professor of Russian, emerita. University of California Press, 2010. Essays, poetry, interviews, memoirs and artwork from Gastronomica: The Journal of Food and Culture, including entries by Williams alumni and faculty.        … Continue reading »

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