Each semester all Scholars read a book confronting a specific issue as it relates to media. They then meet on a Saturday and discuss how the topic relates to their day to day lives, their community and the world around them. Below is the list of previous reads:

Fall 2020: Equity in Education, Part 2: Ibram X. Kendi, How To Be An Antiracist

Fall 2019: Equity in Education, Part 1: Bettina Love, We Want To Do More Than Survive

Fall 2018: Environmentalism and Immigration, Part 1: Todd Miller, Storming the Wall

Fall 2017: Environmentalism and Sustainability, Part 1: Naomi Klein, This Changes Everything

Spring 2018: Environmentalism and Sustainability, Part 2: Sandra Steingraber, Living Downstream

Fall 2016: Gender and Sexuality, Part 1: Andi Zeisler, We Were All Feminists Once

Spring 2017: Gender and Sexuality, Part 2: Janet Mock, Redefining Realness

Fall 2015: Race and Culture, Part 1: Michelle Alexander, The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness

Spring 2016: Race and Culture, Part 2: Te-Nehisi Coates, Between the World and Me

Fall 2014: Visual Culture, Part 1: Susan Sontag, Regarding the Pain of Others

Spring 2015: Visual Culture, Part 2 Stefan Sagmeister, Ten Things I Have Learned in My Life So Far

Fall 2013: Humanitarianism, Part 1: Linda Polman, The Crisis Caravan: What’s Wrong With Humanitarian Aid?

Spring 2014: Humanitarianism, Part 2: Wangari Maathai, The Challenge for Africa

Fall 2012: Technology and Political Change, Part 1: Wael Ghonim, Revolution 2.0: The Power of the People Is Greater Than the People in Power: A Memoir

Spring 2013: Technology and Political Change, Part 2:
Evgeny Morozov, The Net Delusion: The Dark Side of Internet Freedom

Fall 2011: Gender and Gendered Narratives: Susan Faludi, The Terror Dream: Myth and Misogyny in an Insecure America.

Spring 2012: Gender and Political Landscapes: Anne Kornblut, Notes from the Cracked Ceiling: Hillary Clinton, Sarah Palin, and What It Will Take for a Woman to Win

Fall 2010: Visual Culture and the Representation of Trauma, Part 1: Susan Sontag, Regarding the Pain of Others

Spring 2011: Visual Culture and the Representation of Trauma, Part 2:
Emmanuel Guibert, The Photographer: Into War-torn Afghanistan with Doctors Without Borders

Fall 2009: Disaster Capitalism, Part 1:
Naomi Klein, The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism

Spring 2010: Disaster Capitalism, Part 2:
Naomi Klein, The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism

Fall 2008: Media and Marketing:
Benjamin Barber, Consumed: How Markets Corrupt Children, Infantilize Adults, and Swallow Citizens Whole

Spring 2009: Media and Organizing:
Clay Shirky, Here Comes Everybody: The Power of Organizing without Organizations

Fall 2007: Education and the Public Good:
Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin, Three Cups of Tea: One Man’s Mission to Promote Peace...One School at a Time

Spring 2008: Media and the Public Good:
Anna Politkovskaya, A Russian Diary: A Journalist’s Final Account of Life, Corruption, and Death in Putin’s Russia

Fall 2006: Human Rights and Healthcare:
Paul Farmer, Pathologies of Power: Health, Human Rights, and the New War on the Poor

Spring 2007: Human Rights and Gender:
Shirin Ebadi, Iran Awakening: A Memoir of Revolution and Hope

Fall 2005: Globalization:
Thomas Friedman, The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century

Spring 2006: Multiculturalism:
Richard Rodriguez, Brown: The Last Discovery of America