Elizabeth Branch Dyson


E-mail: ebd@uchicago.edu
Subjects: Ethnomusicology; interdisciplinary philosophy; education
Series: Chicago Studies in Ethnomusicology


I acquire books for the Press in education, ethnomusicology and other music, and philosophy. After majoring in English literature and music at Yale, I taught middle school for three years before joining Chicago in 2000. I welcome books on education in a wide variety of areas—from early childhood education to higher ed—and for both scholarly and general audiences. Recent education books include Richard Arum and Josipa Roksa’s Aspiring Adults Adrift: Tentative Transitions of College Graduates, Christopher Lubienski and Sarah Theule Lubienski’s The Public School Advantage: Why Public Schools Outperform Private Schools, Bruce Shore’s The Graduate Advisor Handbook: A Student-Centered Approach, Paul T. Hill and Ashley E. Jochim’s A Democratic Constitution for Public Education, Class Warfare: Class, Race, and College Admissions in Top-Tier Secondary Schools by Lois Weis et al., and Linn Posey-Maddox’s When Middle-Class Parents Choose Urban Schools:Class, Race, and the Challenge of Equity in Public Education.
I am proud to sponsor the award-winning Chicago Studies in Ethnomusicology series—our most recent addition to the series is Bonnie Wade’s Composing Japanese Musical Modernity —as well as other books on music, such as Bob Gluck’s You’ll Know When You Get There: Herbie Hancock and the Mwandishi Band, Bruce Epperson’s More Important Than the Music: A History of Jazz Discography, and Eitan Wilf’s School for Cool: The Academic Jazz Program and the Paradox of Institutionalized Creativity. And I am seeking new kinds of books for Chicago’s philosophy list—particularly philosophy that has an impact on other disciplines, and philosophy for non-philosophers. Recent titles include John Kekes’s How Should We Live? A Practical Approach to Everyday Morality, Robert Pippin’s After the Beautiful: Hegel and the Philosophy of Pictorial Modernism, Martin Shuster’s Autonomy after Auschwitz: Adorno, German Idealism, and Modernity, Sonali Chakravarti’s Sing the Rage: Listening to Anger after Mass Violence, and Scott Samuelson’s The Deepest Human Life: An Introduction to Philosophy for Everyone.

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