News for Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Three New Books by SAR Alumni Published!
The School for Advanced Research is pleased to congratulate Tiya Miles, Resident Scholar 2007-2008, Sarah K. Croucher, Resident Scholar 2010-2011, and Susan Bell, Summer Scholar 2013, on the recent publication of their books.
Tiya MilesTiya Miles’ book, The Cherokee Rose, is a novel that tells the little-known story of past slaveholding by Creeks and Cherokees. A work of historical fiction, it is based on her research into the archives at the Chief Vann House Historic Site in Chatsworth, Georgia. Dr. Miles is a recent MacArthur Genius Grant recipient.
Sarah K. CroucherSarah Croucher’s book, Capitalism and Cloves: An Archaeology of Plantation Life in Nineteenth-Century Zanzibar, is a study of the nineteenth-century clove plantations in Zanzibar run by Omani Arab colonial rulers. In this work, Croucher argues for the need to examine non-Western contexts of colonialism and capitalism as coeval with those in the North Atlantic world. Dr. Croucher is Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Archaeology at Wesleyan University.
Susan Bell is the co-editor and author of several essays in Reimagining (Bio)Medicalization, Pharmaceuticals, and Genetics: Old Critiques and New Engagements. This is a multidisciplinary collection of works that explores the issues that have developed around medicalization. Dr. Bell is the A. Myrick Freeman Professor of Social Sciences and Chair of Sociology and Anthropology at Bowdoin College.
More information on The Cherokee Rose and Tiya Miles can be found here.
More information on Sarah Croucher and her work can be found here.