How state laws of the late sixties upended the economics and expectations of American family life
Barnard’s Financial Fluency Program: The day-to-day realities of money management—budgets, sensible use of credit, financial planning for future needs like retirement—are necessary skills for all women, young, old, single or married, divorced or widowed.
William Chapman Sharpe: New York Nocturne: The City After Dark in Literature, Painting, and Photography, 1850-1950, Princeton University Press, $35
April Lane Benson '73, PhD: To Buy or not to Buy: Why We Overshow and How to Stop, Trumpeter Books, $16.95
For Alexander Cooley, a leading expert in post-Soviet Eurasia and U.S. foreign military bases, the past year has been a fascinating time, with events like last summer's Georgia-Russia conflict and the air force base dispute in Kyrgyzstan that erupted in February, dominating international headlines. An associate professor of international relations and foreign policy, Cooley joined Barnard's faculty in 2001, and has written and commented about current events for an array of prestigious global media, including The International Herald Tribune, The Wall Street Journal-Europe, NPR and The New York Times.
"I've been interested in issues of race since junior high school when my progressive Quaker school let me skip a chemistry test to picket for civil rights in Philadelphia," recalls Jonathan Rieder, professor of sociology at Barnard. Rieder's youthful passion and forward-thinking education formed the basis for his life's work, and decades later, he is now a leading author and academic, specializing in the study of race and class in America. Rieder has researched and written about a wide range of issues in this field for the past three decades, from white backlash in working class neighborhoods to conflicts in immigrant communities.