UCLA College faculty, students, alumni and staff publish award-winning books spanning the liberal arts and sciences, from poetry to philosophy, history to politics and beyond. Click the menu below to explore selected College Bruin publications.

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Arya Khanna’s Bollywood Moment Arushi Avachat (English and Political Science) 
Arya Khanna’s Bollywood Moment
Wednesday Books 2024


Dream Town book cover Lee Goldberg (Communication Studies) (Alumni) 
Dream Town
Thomas & Mercer 2024


'Kill Her Twice' book cover

Stacey Lee (Psychology) (Alumni) 
Kill Her Twice
G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers 2024


Ethics of the Algorithm: Digital Humanities and Holocaust MemoryTodd Presner (European Languages and Transcultural Studies)
Ethics of the Algorithm: Digital Humanities and Holocaust Memory
Princeton University Press 2024


Fixers: Agency, Translation, and the Early Global History of Literature book coverZrinka Stahuljak (Comparative Literature and European Languages & Transcultural Studies) 
Fixers: Agency, Translation, and the Early Global History of Literature
University of Chicago Press 2024 


Freedom Moves: Hip Hop Knowledges, Pedagogies, and Futures book cover

H. Samy Alim (Anthropology) 
Freedom Moves: Hip Hop Knowledges, Pedagogies, and Futures
University of California Press 2023


Longing On the Afterlife of Photography book cover

George Baker (Art History) 
Lateness and Longing: On the Afterlife of Photography
University of Chicago Press 2023


Peter Baldwin (History) 
Athena Unbound: Why and How Scholarly Knowledge Should Be Free for All
MIT Press 2023


Hospital book cover

Michael Berry (Asian Languages & Cultures) 
Hospital (translation)
Amazon Crossing 2023


Exorcism book cover

Michael Berry (Asian Languages & Cultures) 
Exorcism (translation)
Amazon Crossing 2023


Undesirables: A Holocaust Journey to North Africa book cover

Aomar Boum (Anthropology) 
Undesirables: A Holocaust Journey to North Africa
Stanford University Press 2023


Overcoming the Odds The Benefits of Completing College for Unlikely Graduates book cover

Jennie Brand (Sociology and Statistics) 
Overcoming the Odds: The Benefits of Completing College for Unlikely Graduates
Russell Sage Foundation 2023


Extraordinary Aesthetes: Decadents, New Women, and Fin-de-Siècle Culture book cover

Joseph Bristow (English)
Extraordinary Aesthetes: Decadents, New Women, and Fin-de-Siècle Culture
University of Toronto Press 2023


A Jewish Childhood in the Muslim Mediterranean book cover

Lia Brozgal and Rebecca Glasber, eds. (European Languages and Transcultural Studies)
A Jewish Childhood in the Muslim Mediterranean
University of California Press 2023


Each Luminous Thing book coverStacie Cassarino (English) (Alumni)
Each Luminous Thing
Persea Books 2023


The Reformatory: A Novel book cover

Tananarive Due (African American Studies)
The Reformatory: A Novel
Gallery/Saga Press 2023


The First-Time Manager: Leading Through Crisis book cover

Paul Falcone (Germanic Languages) (Alumni)
The First-Time Manager: Leading Through Crisis
HarperCollins Leadership 2023


Ethnopolitical Entrepreneurs: Outsiders inside Armenian Los Angeles book cover

Daniel Fittante (Near Eastern Languages and Cultures) (Alumni)
Ethnopolitical Entrepreneurs: Outsiders inside Armenian Los Angeles
Cornell University Press 2023


Faunalia book cover

Alice Grace Fulmer (English) (Alumni)
Faunalia
Gods & Radicals/Ritona Press 2023


So Sorry For Your Loss: How I Learned to Live with Grief, and Other Grave Concerns book cover Dina Gachman (English) (Alumni)
So Sorry for Your Loss: How I Learned to Live with Greif, and Other Grace Concerns
Union Square & Co. 2023


MELANCHOLY ACTS DEFEAT AND CULTURAL CRITIQUE IN THE ARAB WORLD Book coverNouri Gana (Comparative Literature)
Melancholy Acts: Defeat and Cultural Critique in the Arab World
Fordham University Press 2023


El Curso de la Raza: The Education of Aurelio Manuel Montemayor book cover

Thomas Ray Garcia (English) (Alumni)
El Curso de la Raza: The Education of Aurelio Manuel Montemayor
Texas A&M University Press 2023


The River Runs: Stories book coverThomas Ray Garcia (English) (Alumni)
The River Runs: Stories
Prickly Pear Publishing 2023


Force of Nature: Three Women Tackle The John Muir Trail book cover

Joan M. Griffin (Psychobiology) (Alumni)
Force of Nature: Three Women Tackle the John Muir Trail
Black Rose Writing 2023


Hotel Laguna: A Novel book coverNicola Harrison (English) (Alumni)
Hotel Laguna: A Novel
St. Martin’s Press 2023


My Father, The Panda Killer book cover Jamie Jo Hoang (English) (Alumni)
My Father, the Panda Killer
‎Crown Books for Young Readers 2023


At the Hour Between Dog and Wolf book cover

Tara Ison (English) (Alumni)
At the Hour Between Dog and Wolf
Ig Publishing 2023


The Divine/Demonic Seven and the Place of Demons in Mesopotamia book cover

Gina Konstantopoulos (Near Eastern Languages and Cultures)
The Divine/Demonic Seven and the Place of Demons in Mesopotamia 
Brill 2023


For the Pleasure of His Company An Affair of the Misty City, Thrice Told book cover

Christopher Looby (English)
For the Pleasure of His Company: An Affair of the Misty City, Thrice Told
University of Pennsylvania Press 2023


Living Colour's Time's Up book coverKimberly Mack (English) (Alumni)
Living Colour’s Time’s Up
Bloomsbury 2023


Art and Street Politics in the Global 1960s Yoshio Nakajima and the Global Avant-Garde book cover

William Marotti (History)
Art and Street Politics in the Global 1960s: Yoshio Nakajima and the Global Avant-Garde
Routledge 2023


The Writing on the Wall Signs of Faith against Fascism book cover

Eric Martin (Center for the Study of Religion)
The Writing on the Wall: Signs of Faith against Freedom
Wipf and Stock Publishers 2023


Anti-Racist Shakespeare book cover

Nedda Mehdiadeh (Writing Programs)
Anti-Racist Shakespeare
Cambridge University Press 2023


Ancient Methone Book Cover

Sarah Morris and John Papadopoulos (Classics and Cotsen Institute of Archaeology)
Ancient Methone, 2003-2013
Cotsen Institute of Archaeology 2023


Open Leaves / poems from earth book cover

Harryette Mullen (English)
Open Leaves / poems from earth
Black Sunflowers Poetry Press 2023


Food & Drink: Modernist Cuisine Photography book coverNathan Myhrvold (Geophysics/Space Physics) (Mathematics) (Alumni)
Food & Drink: Modernist Cuisine Photography
The Cooking Lab 2023


You Bet Your Heart book cover Danielle Parker (English) (Alumni)
You Bet Your Heart
Joy Revolution 2023


Mind Your Own Money - A Young Adult's Guide to Personal Finance book cover

Shawn Patt (Pyschology)
Mind Your Own Money – A Young Adult’s Guide to Personal Finance
independently published 2023


The Wealth Compass - Your Guide to Financial ProsperityShawn Patt (Pyschology)
The Wealth Compass – Your Guide to Financial Prosperity
independently published 2023


The Wingsnappers: Lessons from an Exuberant Tropical Bird book cover

Barney A. Schlinger (Integrative Biology and Physiology)
The Wingsnappers: Lessons from an Exuberant Tropical Bird
Yale University Press 2023


Mona Simpson (English)
Commitment: A Novel
Knopf 2023



The Power of Nature book cover

Monica L. Smith (Anthropology)
The Power of Nature: Archaeology and Human-Environmental Dynamics
University Press of Colorado 2023


Danny Snelson and students (English)
Prompt into Comics
Lulu 2023


Sevdah: Elegy for a South Imagined book cover

Malina Stefanovska (European Languages and Transcultural Studies)
Sevdah: Elegy for a South Imagined
University Press of the South 2023


For Trapped Things book coverBrian Kim Stefans (English)
For Trapped Things
Roof Books 2023


What Sorrows Labour in My Parent's Breast? A History of the Enslaved Black Family book cover

Brenda E. Stevenson (History)
What Sorrows Labour in my Parent’s Breast: A History of the Enslaved Black Family
Rowman & Littlefield 2023


Vision, Technology, and Subjectivity in Mexican Cyberpunk Literature book cover

Stephen C. Tobin (Spanish and Portuguese)
Vision, Technology, and Subjectivity in Mexican Cyberpunk Literature
Palgrave Macmillan 2023


Blackouts: A Novel book cover

Justin Torres (English)
Blackouts: A Novel
Farrar, Straus & Giroux 2023


Boundless Winds of Empire Rhetoric and Ritual in Early Chosŏn Diplomacy with Ming China book cover

Sixiang Wang (Asian Languages and Cultures)
Boundless Winds of Empire: Rhetoric and Ritual in Early Chosŏn Diplomacy with Ming China
Columbia University Press 2023


Hidden Geopolitics: Governance in a Globalized World book cover

John Agnew (Geography) 
Hidden Geopolitics: Governance in a Globalized World
Rowman and Littlefield 2022


Avidly Reads Poetry book cover

Jacquelyn Ardam (Undergraduate Research Center for the Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences) 
Avidly Reads Poetry
NYU Press 2022


Joseph Bristow (English) 
Oscar Wilde on Trial
Yale University Press 2022


Facing the Mountain: An Inspiring Story of Japanese American Patriots in World War II book cover

Daniel James Brown (English) (Alumni)
Facing the Mountain: An Inspiring Story of the Japanese American Patriots of World War II
Penguin Books 2022


Becoming a Changemaker book cover

Alex Budak (Geography & Political Science) 
Becoming a Changemaker
Hachette (Grand Central Publishing Balance) 2022


Burge Book CoverTyler Burge (Philosophy) 
Perception: First Form of Mind
Oxford University Press 2022


30-Minute Instant Pot Cookbook book cover Ramona Cruz-Peters (Sociology) (Alumni)
30-Minute Instant Pot Cookbook
Rockridge Press 2022


Archipelago of Resettlement Vietnamese Refugee Settlers and Decolonization across Guam and Israel-Palestine book coverEvyn Lê Espiritu Gandhi (Asian American Studies) 
Archipelago of Resettlement: Vietnamese Refugee Settlers and Decolonization across Guam and Israel-Palestine
University of California Press 2022


Awaken Your Inner Goddess: A Journal book coverDara Goldberg (Classics) 
Awaken Your Inner Goddess: A Journal
Rockridge Press 2022


Terence: Andria book coverSander Goldberg (Classics) 
Terence: Andria 
Cambridge University Press 2022


Every Day We Get More Illegal book cover

Juan Felipe Herrera (Social Anthropology) (Alumni)
Every Day We Get More Illegal
City Lights Books 2022


Herodotus and Imperial Greek Literature book cover

Bryant Kirkland (Classics) 
Herodotus and Imperial Greek Literature: Criticism, Imitation, Reception
Oxford University Press 2022


Bad Mexicans Race, Empire, and Revolution in the Borderlands book coverKelly Lytle Hernández (History) 
Bad Mexicans: Race, Empire, and Revolution in the Borderlands
W. W. Norton & Company 2022


Por Si Un Día Todo Falla book cover

Nylsa Martínez (Spanish and Portuguese) 
Por Si Un Día Todo Falla
Benemérita Universidad Autónoma De Puebla 2022 (Mexico)


The Secret Syllabus book cover

Jay Phelan (Biology) (Alumni)
The Secret Syllabus: A Guide to the Unwritten Rules of College Success
Princeton University Press 2022


Paratexts of the English Bible, 1525-1611 book coverDebora K. Shuger (English) 
Paratexts of the English Bible, 1525-1611
Oxford University Press 2022


Rebeldita the Fearless in OgrelandOriel María Siu (Spanish and Portuguese) (Alumni)
Rebeldita the Fearless in Ogreland
Rebeldita the Fearless 2022


Wartime North Africa A Documentary History, 1934–1950 book cover

Sarah Stein and Aomar Boum (History and Anthropology) 
Wartime North Africa: A Documentary History, 1934-1950
Stanford Press 2022


The Bitter End: The 2020 Presidential Campaign and the Challenge to American Democracy book cover

Chris Tausanovitch and Lynn Vavreck (Political Science) 
The Bitter End: The 2020 Presidential Campaign and the Challenge to American Democracy
Princeton University Press 2022


The C.A.S.T.L.E. Method: Building a Family Foundation on Compassion, Acceptance, Security, Trust, Love, Expectations plus Education book cover

Donna Tetreault (English) (Alumni)
The C.A.S.T.L.E. Method: Building a Family Foundation on Compassion, Acceptance, Security, Trust, Love, Expectations plus Education
Familius 2022


Trash Talk Anti-Obama Lore and Race in the Twenty-First Century book coverPatricia A. Turner (African American Studies) 
Trash Talk: Anti-Obama Lore and Race in the Twenty-First Century 
University of California Press 2022


Fighting the First Wave: Why the Coronavirus Was Tackled So Differently Across the Globe book cover

Peter Baldwin (History) 
Fighting the First Wave: Why the Coronavirus Was Tackled So Differently Across the Globe
Cambridge University Press 2021


The Good Kings book cover

Kara Cooney (Near Eastern Languages & Cultures) 
The Good Kings
Penguin Random House 2021


The Bohemians: A Novel book coverJasmin Darznik (English) (Alumni)
The Bohemians: A Novel
Ballantine Books 2021


Carribean Fragoza (Chicana and Chicano Studies and Comparative Literature) (Alumni)
Eat the Mouth that Feeds You
Penguin Random House 2021


Conquering Peace: From the Enlightenment to the European Union book cover

Stella Ghervas (History) 
Conquering Peace: From the Enlightenment to the European Union
Harvard University Press 2021


Why We're Polarized book coverEzra Klein (Political Science) (Alumni)
Why We’re Polarized
Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster 2021


'The Downstairs Girl' book cover. Stacey Lee (Psychology) (Alumni)
The Downstairs Girl 
G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers 2021


Christopher the Ogre Cologre, It's Over! book coverOriel María Siu (Spanish and Portuguese) (Alumni)
Christopher the Ogre Cologre, It’s Over!
Rebeldita the Fearless 2021


Spin Dictators: The Changing Face of Tyranny in the 21st Century book cover

Daniel Treisman (Political Science) 
Spin Dictators: The Changing Face of Tyranny in the 21st Century 
Princeton University Press 2021


At the Limits of Cure book coverBharat Jayram Venkat (Institute for Society & Genetics, History, and Anthropology) 
At the Limits of Cure
Duke University Pr
ess 2021


Power to the Transfer: Critical Race Theory and a Transfer Receptive Culture book cover

Santiago Bernal Melendez and Alfred Herrera (Center for Community College Partnerships) (Alumni) (Staff)
Power to the Transfer: Critical Race Theory and a Transfer Receptive Culture
Michigan State University Press 2020


The Nature of Fear Survival Lessons from the Wild book coverDaniel T. Blumstein (Ecology and Evolutionary Biology) 
The Nature of Fear: Survival Lessons from the Wild
Harvard University Press 2020


Pressure Cooker Cookbook for Beginners

Ramona Cruz-Peters (Sociology) (Alumni) 
Pressure Cooker Cookbook for Beginners
Rockridge Press 2020


Suffrage Women's Long Battle for the Vote book coverEllen Carol DuBois (History) 
Suffrage: Women’s Long Battle for the Vote
Simon and Schuster 2020


Awaken Your Inner Goddess, Awaken Your Inner Goddess

Dara Goldberg (Philosophy) (Alumni) 
Awaken Your Inner Goddess, Awaken Your Inner Goddess
Rockridge Press 2020


Freedom, Resentment, and the Metaphysics of Morals book coverPamela Hieronymi (Philosophy) 
Freedom, Resentment, and the Metaphysics of Morals
Princeton University Press 2020


Language in the Trump Era Scandals and Emergencies book coverNorma Mendoza-Denton (Anthropology) 
Language in the Trump Era: Scandals and Emergencies
Cambridge University Press 2020


Come Out, Come Out, Whoever You Are book coverAbigail C. Saguy (Sociology) 
Come Out, Come Out, Whoever You Are
Oxford University Press 2020


The Storm: One Voice from the AIDS Generation book coverChristopher Zyda (English) (Alumni)
The Storm: One Voice from the AIDS Generation
Rare Bird 2020