Latest CCNY faculty publications stir interest

Publishers Weekly and The Atlantic are some of the publications plugging the latest offerings by City College of New York faculty this fall. PW lists Mikhal Dekel’sTehran Children: A Holocaust Refugee Odyssey” as one of its Fall Top 10 picks for history. The Atlantic highlights Jennifer M. Morton’s study of the ethical dilemmas of upward mobility entitled, “Moving Up without Losing Your Way.”

Mikhal Dekel_Tehran Children book cover

Jennifer Morton_Upward Mobility book cover

“Tehran Children” (W. W. Norton & Company; October 1, 2019), is the outcome of Dekel’s decade-long research into the little documented escape of Polish Jews from Nazi extermination as refugees in the East and then to Israel via Iran.

The daughter of one of those young Holocaust survivors, Dekel’s narrative is a gripping blend of memoir, history and travelogue. An English professor at City College and the Graduate Center, CUNY, Dekel’s other books include “The Universal Jew: Masculinity, Modernity, and the Zionist Movement,” and “Oedipus in Kishinev.”

In “Moving Up without Losing Your Way” (Princeton University Press, 2019), CCNY philosophy professor Jennifer Morton spotlights the ethical and emotional tolls paid by disadvantaged college students seeking upward mobility and what educators can do to help these students flourish.

Peruvian-born and Princeton educated, Morton bases some of her thesis on her experience teaching at CUNY and as a first-generation college student herself. Morton talked about the book with Inside Higher Education and has published opinion pieces in The Chronicle of Higher Education, the New York Daily News and Vox.

In its 2020 Best Colleges rankings, U.S. News & World Report ranks CCNY #17 nationally as a top performer on social mobility.

Other new and forthcoming titles from CCNY writers include:

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