Anne E. Lincoln, Sociology, Work-Family Conflict in Academic Science

LincolnIn “Failing Families, Failing Science,” Ecklund and Lincoln paint a nuanced picture that illuminates how gender, individual choices, and university and science infrastructures play a role in shaping science careers, and how science careers, shape family life. Their research reveals that early career scientists struggle with balancing work and family lives. This struggle may prevent young scientists from pursuing positions at top research universities—or further pursuing academic science at all— a circumstance that comes at great cost to our national science infrastructure.

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The Bible in the Public Square: Its Enduring Influence in American Life, co-edited by religious studies professor Mark Chancey

061127PEssays from the perspectives of American history, the history of ideas, film studies, visual studies, cultural studies, education, and church-state studies provide essential research for those interested in the intersection of the Bible and American culture.


Ten essays and an introduction present research from professors of biblical studies, Judaism, English, and history
Articles relevant to scholars, students, and the general public
Analysis of the tensions in American society regarding the Bible and its role in public life.
Mark A. Chancey is Professor of Religious Studies at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. He is the author of Greco-Roman Culture and the Galilee of Jesus (Cambridge University Press).

Carol Meyers is Mary Grace Wilson Professor of Religion at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. She is the author of numerous works including Discovering Eve: Ancient Israelite Women in Context (Oxford University Press).

Eric M. Meyers is Bernice and Morton Lerner Professor of Judaic Studies at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. He is the editor of The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East (Oxford University Press).

New Novel Released by Creative Writing Director, David Haynes

In his new book, A Star in the Face of the Sky, SMU Creative Writing Director and Associate English Professor David Haynes goes “beyond the margins” to show how four lives cope with the violence that has shaped their intersecting worlds. READ MORE

Holiday Reading


Dedman College faculty and alumni help populate SMU’s holiday book list. Review and satisfy your gift list with stories ranging from historical to fictional to inspirational. CLICK HERE for more.