Nine Johns Hopkins University faculty authors will be featured on C-SPAN2's Book TV over the next several weekends, beginning with appearances by Lester Spence, an associate professor in the Department of Political Science, and Karen Masterson, a lecturer in the Writing Seminars and Advanced Academic Programs, this weekend.
Spence, an expert on race and politics, will discuss his 2011 book Stare in the Darkness: The Limits of Hip-hop and Black Politics (University of Minnesota Press) on Sunday at 1 p.m. EST and 10 p.m. PST. Masterson will discuss her first book, The Malaria Project: The U.S. Government's Secret Mission to Find a Miracle Cure (Penguin Books, 2014), on Sunday at 1:25 p.m. EST and 10:25 p.m. PST.
Book TV, which debuted in 1998, is a 48-hour block of C-SPAN2 weekend programming that focuses on nonfiction books and authors, featuring interviews with authors as well as live coverage of book events from around the country. Producers from the show visited JHU's Homewood campus in early December to tape interviews with faculty authors.
Other upcoming appearances by JHU-affiliated authors include:
- Dinah Miller, psychiatrist in private practice and consulting psychiatrist for the Johns Hopkins Hospital Community Psychiatry Program; Shrink Rap: Three Psychiatrists Explain Their Work (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2011), Jan. 18 at 1 p.m. EST
- Benjamin Ginsberg, David Bernstein Professor, Department of Political Science; The Worth of War (Prometheus Books, 2014), Jan. 18 at 1:30 p.m. EST
- Jeremy Greene, associate professor of the history of medicine at JHU School of Medicine; Generic: The Unbranding of Modern Medicine (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2014), Jan. 25 at 1 p.m. EST
- Bernadette Wegenstein, research professor, Department of German and Romance Languages and Literatures; The Cosmetic Gaze: Body Modification and the Construction of Beauty (MIT Press, 2012), Jan. 25 at 1:35 p.m. EST
- Wayne Biddle, visiting associate professor, Writing Seminars; A Field Guide to Radiation (Penguin Books, 2012), Jan. 25 at 1:45 p.m. EST
- Daniel Todes, professor of history of medicine at the School of Medicine; Ivan Pavlov: A Russian Life in Science (Oxford University Press, 2014), Feb. 8 at 1 p.m. EST
- Andrew Cherlin, Benjamin H. Griswold III Professor of Public Policy and Chair, Department of Sociology; Labor's Love Lost (Russell Sage Foundation, 2014), Feb. 8 at 1:30 p.m. EST
All the interviews will be available via C-SPAN's online video library after they air.