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Meet our Authors: Elizabeth McNamer – February 2018 14 February 2018

Dr Elizabeth McNamer is Assistant Professor and holder of the Zarek Chair of Religious Thought at Rocky Mountain College, USA. She serves on the Board of the Bethsaida Excavation Project, and has authored the book The First Century of Christianity in Jerusalem as well as several articles on archaeology and scripture.

She has lectured all over the world, including in Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam, the UK, New Zealand, and across mainland Europe. She is the co-author of ‘Scripture from Scratch’ videos, a basic Bible study program, and was the editor of the pamphlet Scripture from Scratch (published by Saint Anthony Messenger Press) for 12 years.

Elizabeth has been featured on the History Channel and Public Television in several documentaries, including 'The Lost Years of Jesus: In Search of Christmas'; 'Search for the Historical Jesus'; 'The Fifth Gospel'; and 'The Land and Sea of Galilee'. She has also received numerous awards for community service and is a life time runner, and has run the Boston marathon.

Under Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Elizabeth has authored The Case for Bethsaida after Twenty Years of Digging: Understanding the Historical Jesus, and according to EDGE Media Network’s reviewer not only “covers all the archaeological evidence in her book, but also paints a vivid picture of Bethsaida”.


Elizabeth explains the background to her research and why she chose to publish the results of her work with Cambridge Scholars Publishing:

For over 20 years I have participated in the Bethsaida archaeological excavations in Israel. My main interest is the historical Jesus. Much of the ministry of Jesus was carried out in this town, which was destroyed by an earthquake in the early part of the second century and never rebuilt. It was lost for 2000 years. Everything that is found here goes back to the time of Jesus, which cannot be said of any other place associated with him. I presented papers at many international conferences, where interest in Bethsaida grew, and I compiled these papers into a book: The Case for Bethsaida after Twenty Years of Digging: Understanding the Historical Jesus. Cambridge Scholars showed great interest in my project. They were courteous, attentive, responsive, and quick to answer any concerns. I was very pleased with the way they managed my project from start to finish.


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Meet our Authors: Goretti Faya Ornia – February 2018 14 February 2018

Dr Goretti Faya Ornia is a graduate in Translation and Interpreting (Spanish, English and German) from the University of Valladolid, Spain, and specialised in medical and technical translation from both the University Jaume I and the University of Seville.

Being a professional translator, she performed her doctoral thesis on the translation of medical brochures in the Department of English, German, and French Philology of the University of Oviedo, where she worked for six years. Simultaneously, she collaborated with the online University Isabel I and the online Universitat Oberta de Catalunya. Currently, she is working as a lecturer and researcher in the Department of English Philology at the University of Valladolid.

Goretti has participated in a number of international conferences and research projects, and published several papers and books about medical language, communicative problems in the medical environment, translation and interpreting in healthcare contexts, text typologies, contrastive linguistics, and the use of corpora in translation. Because of her teaching experience, she is also interested in the area of English phonetics and phonology, and is currently conducting research in this field.

Under Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Goretti has authored Medical Brochure as a Textual Genre, which is “a book whose theoretical, methodological and descriptive sections can benefit both academics and practitioners of translation” according to Dr Patricia Rodríguez-Inés of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, and, more recently, A Handout on Medical English for Health Professionals, co-authored with Héctor Hernández Lázaro.

Goretti explains her reasons for publishing with Cambridge Scholars:

I chose Cambridge Scholars because I wanted to publish the results of my research in an international and well-known publishing company, and at the same time I wanted to work with a clear and easy-to-contact company. I read carefully about Cambridge Scholars’ policies and research interests on their website, and as I liked their approach very much I went forward with publication. So far, I have published a couple of books with Cambridge Scholars, and I can say that they have proved to be a high-standard publishing company. Everything is very clear from the very beginning, and all the stages of the process are well-structured and well-organised. Cambridge Scholars have always complied with every single issue stated in the agreement as well as with the deadlines established in advance. They have always shown an excellent willingness to help (which I do really appreciate) and a great interest in getting a high-quality result (which, I think, has been achieved). Working with Cambridge Scholars has been a real pleasure and I will definitely recommend them to my colleagues!


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Meet our Authors: Jarmo Valkola – January 2018 12 January 2018

Jarmo Valkola is a Professor and Doctor of Philosophy, having received his doctorate from the Department of Art Education at the University of Jyväskylä. He is Docent at Aalto University in Helsinki, Docent Professor at the University of Lapland, and Docent at the University of Jyväskylä. He is also Associate Professor of Film History and Theory at Baltic Film, Media, Art and Communication Institute of Tallinn University, Estonia. From time to time, he also works at Sorbonne Nouvelle University, Paris, and the University of Vienna.

His research interests are wide-ranging, and include cognition, cognitive science, phenomenology, art, visual arts, audiovisuality, perception, pictorialism, media, cognitive media theory, media education, philosophy of the image.

He has written 17 books and 50 scientific articles on cinema, art, and aesthetics in various languages, including Finnish, English, French, Italian, Turkish, Greek, Estonian and Hungarian.

Jarmo is currently working on his next book, with the working title of Cognitive Analysis of Cinema, which integrates psychological and phenomenological approaches to understanding the complexity of media.


He is currently engaged in Tallinn as a Professor in two international programs called Kinoeyes and Viewfinder. The former is a joint project with the Lusófona University, Lisbon, and Screen Academy Scotland, Napier University, while Viewfinder is a collaboration with the University of Theatre and Film Arts, Budapest (SZFE) and the National Film School at the Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Dun Laoghaire, Dublin.  In 2017, he was involved in a symposium on Péter Forgacs's films and in 2018 will be involved in another symposium on Arab cinema.

Jarmo is the author of Pictorialism in Cinema: Creating New Narrative Challenges, which explores the unique phenomenon of pictorialism and its connection with other arts in film and media studies. He describes the process of publishing the title with Cambridge Scholars:

The publishing process started with my letter to Cambridge Scholars, and I was pleased to get information about their publishing policies. I sent them a copy of the manuscript, and I got positive feedback about my research. After a while I received the answer that they had accepted my manuscript, after which there was a quite long period during which the manuscript, especially the language, was checked very carefully. After all this work, it was ready for printing. There were, of course, other issues like the cover image, which I got from my son who was making a short film up north. At the top of Finland there is a small piece of land, which belongs to Norway, called Finnmark, which is where the cover image was taken. I was very pleased with the whole publishing process, and I appreciated the thoroughness that the publisher and the people who work at Cambridge Scholars took with their jobs.


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Meet our Authors: Laura González – January 2018 12 January 2018

Laura González is an artist, writer, and an Athenaeum Research Fellow at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. She is also a faculty member at the Transart Institute. When she is not following Freud, Lacan and Marx’s footsteps with her camera, she teaches art and psychoanalysis at various institutions in Europe and the US, and creates performances for galleries and festivals. She has written on the seductive qualities of Philippe Stack’s Juicy Salif (Cambridge University Press, 2010), and co-edited a collection of essays titled Madness, Women and the Power of Art (Inter-disciplinary Press, 2013) to which she contributed a work, written with Eleanor Bowen.

She is also an Ashtanga and Pranayama yoga teacher and has performed with various dance companies, including Michael Clark, Barrowland Ballet and the Scottish Dance Theatre. Together with Penny Chivas, she co-directs @TheGlasgowJam, a multidisciplinary arts organisation. Her current work explores knowledge and the body of the hysteric through text, voice, dance performance and video.

Under Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Laura has authored Make Me Yours: How Art Seduces, of which Valerie Walkerdine, Distinguished Research Professor at Cardiff University, said: “both deeply erudite and wonderfully playful, this book stole my heart. Quite brilliant.”

Laura describes the experience of publishing with Cambridge Scholars Publishing:

Publishing with Cambridge Scholars was a rigorous, thorough and supportive experience. Being a fine artist, I had both guidance and freedom to create the visual aspects of my work and I managed to publish the book as I had envisaged it. I produced my own images and designed the cover, both of which are key to the book, with advice from the creative teams at Cambridge Scholars. I won’t deny it, the process was stressful and hard, because writing a book is hard, but Cambridge Scholars made it calmer and more enjoyable than I remembered from previous experiences. The support and clarity of communication before, during and after publishing made a difference to the quality of the book and I am very grateful for all I learned. It has made me want to write another book with them!


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Meet our Authors: Katia Savrami – December 2017 14 December 2017

Dr Katia Savrami is Assistant Professor of Dance Studies and Choreology in the Department of Theatre Studies at the University of Patras, Greece. She received her MA and PhD degrees from the Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance at City, University of London.

Her research interests focus on the theory of performance and practice of dance, specifically on dance analysis, choreography, dance neuroscience and education. Her research papers cover a variety of topics, and include “The Human Body in Contemporary Dance: from Costumes to Nakedness”, “Capturing the Moment: Creating Hybrid Performances through Collaborative Polarity”, “Martha Graham’s Lamentation: A Contemporary Revival”, “Does Dance Matter? The Relevance of Dance Technique in Professional Actor Training”, “A Duet between Science and Art: Neural Correlates of Dance Improvisation”, and “Aging Bodies in Contemporary Dance Performances”.

She is the editor of both the series of books in Greek entitled Technes (Arts), published by DIAN Editions, and of Choros International Dance Journal, and is also a member of the International Editorial Board of the journal Research in Dance Education.

Under Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Katia has authored Ancient Dramatic Chorus through the Eyes of a Modern Choreographer: Zouzou Nikoloudi, which elucidates both the work of a distinguished twentieth-century Greek choreographer and our understanding of classical Greek aesthetic theories.


Katia explains her reasons for publishing with Cambridge Scholars Publishing:

When I wrote my book on Greek dramatic odes, specifically on the work of an established Greek contemporary choreographer with the title ‘Ancient Dramatic Chorus through the Eyes of a Modern Choreographer: Zouzou Nikoloudi’, I contacted Cambridge Scholars Publishing because they publish high quality books and embrace a vast variety of disciplines in their publications. My experience from the publication of my book has been very positive, and I considered the speed and professionalism during the whole process to be particularly important. This includes the clarity of the contract and the instructions concerning the book format, as well as the availability, support and immediate response of the editorial team on these matters. I am thankful also to the suggestions of Anthony Wright (Assistant Publisher) as to where to send my book for book review: one is currently being prepared by an Associate Professor of Ancient Greek Literature and will appear in the Classical Journal. I am grateful for this excellent publishing process and I look forward to future collaboration.


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Meet our Authors: Arundhati Bhattacharyya – December 2017 14 December 2017

Dr Arundhati Bhattacharyya is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at Diamond Harbour Women’s University in West Bengal, India. She is an alumna of Presidency College, Kolkata (now Presidency University) and Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, and she obtained her PhD from the University of Calcutta.

She has the distinction of having been invited to the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women, Geneva, to present a paper on Indian rural women as a sole oral speaker. In total, she has authored three books and 32 papers.

Her areas of specialization and interest are political science, international relations and gender studies. She is a consultant for the Government of India’s Ministry of Human Resource Development, and is an active researcher, and has completed projects funded by the University Grants Commission and the Indian Council of Social Science Research.

Under Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Arundhati has authored Sexual Harassment in the Indian Bureaucracy: Violation of Human Rights, a revealing and illuminating analysis of the hitherto unexplored area of the dynamics of one facet of gender relationships in the Indian bureaucracy.

Arundhati describes the experience of publishing with Cambridge Scholars Publishing:

Cambridge Scholars has been very systematic in providing guidance with regard to the process of publishing within a specified period. Whenever there were any issues, the staff were available to clarify and support. They are very professional in their approach. I am very happy I chose to publish with Cambridge Scholars, after one of my colleagues advised me to publish with them and provided me with information about them. It was a very good journey and as time wore on, I was convinced that Cambridge Scholars are a world class publishers. Their approach to the manuscript, the speed with which they took their decisions, the clarity in their thought process and their overall transparency impressed me greatly. All my esteemed faculty colleagues and peers spoke highly of Cambridge Scholars and that also encouraged them to record their impressions of my attempted work. All in all, it was a happy process and the published book has already had a favourable impact.”


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Meet our Authors: Erwin J. Warkentin - November 2017 14 November 2017

Erwin J. Warkentin received his PhD from the University of Alberta in German Language and Literature in 1995, having written his dissertation on the author of Draußen vor der Tür (The Man Outside), Wolfgang Borchert.

It was while conducting research in the Borchert Archives at the University of Hamburg in 1992 that he came across some books in Borchert’s personal library that indicated they were published under license of the Office of Military Government, United States (OMGUS) and the Information Control Division (ICD). This in turn, gave rise to his interest in information control in post-war Germany.

Erwin has since published extensively on post-war German literature and culture, and his book Unpublishable Works: Wolfgang Borchert's Literary Production in Nazi Germany was the first English language biography of Borchert, which has helped to spark a renewal of interest in this important author and playwright.

Since arriving at the Memorial University of Newfoundland, where he is currently an Associate Professor of German and an Associate Professor of Communications, he has broadened his scholarly interests to include propaganda and persuasion

Under Cambridge Scholars, Erwin has authored The History of U.S. Information Control in Post-War Germany: The Past Imperfect, which is not only the first historical overview of the activities of the ICD and the methods they employed, but also offers a unique perspective on how the US occupation utilised academics to vet potential candidates for media licenses in Germany. Here he describes the experience of publishing with Cambridge Scholars:


I chose to publish with Cambridge Scholars Publishing because I had heard from colleagues that the process was thoroughly professional and that the people I would work with would take care to provide the best end product possible. I was not disappointed with their efficiency and everyone I dealt with made the experience as pleasant as possible. The results of the publication of my book, The History of U.S. Information Control in Post-War Germany: The Past Imperfect, have surprised me to some extent. While I expected others to comment on my work, I did not expect the volume of responses and opportunities that I now have to work collaboratively with others from many different disciplines as varied as music, journalism and psychology (to mention just a few), and from a number of different countries. To me, it demonstrated the breadth of reach that Cambridge Scholars Publishing has in academia around the world.


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Meet our Authors: Ali Shehata Abdou Selim - November 2017 14 November 2017

Dr Ali Shehata Abdou Selim is a senior member of staff at the Islamic Cultural Centre of Ireland. He is currently a guest lecturer at Smurfit College, University College Dublin, and Chairperson of the Irish Muslim Board.  Ali also lectures in Arabic at Trinity College, Dublin, having taught Arabic to a number of Irish politicians and members of the business community. He has an extensive background in Islamic and Faith Studies, with a Bachelor’s Degree from Al-Azhar University, Egypt, and an MA and a PhD in Ecumenics from Trinity College Dublin.

As a Muslim spokesperson in Ireland, he has written articles for The Irish Times and Spectrum, and is also the editor of Ar-Resalah magazine. Ali is the official translator for the European Council for Fatwa and Research, and translates their annual final statements. He also recently translated the book The Muslim as a European Citizen in to English.

Ali previously served as the secretary to the Imam at the Islamic Cultural Centre, Dublin, and as the Secretary General of the Irish Council of Imams. This led to his academic career as a Lecturer on Islam and Multiculturalism at the Mater Dei Institute, Dublin.

His publications include The Muslim as a European Citizen (2012) and Muslims and Educational Challenges in Ireland (2014). Ali published The Concept of Coexistence in Islamic Primary Sources: An Analytical Examination with Cambridge Scholars in 2015, and here he explains why he chose to publish with us:

When I received my PhD degree, I thought of turning my thesis “The Concept of Coexistence in Islamic Primary Sources, An Analytical Examination” into a book, as advised by my external examiner. Realising the limited number of publications in my area, I looked into the matter seriously. I contacted a number of academic colleagues and one of them shared with me her wonderful experience with Cambridge Scholars. I took the initiative and made the first contact, and got a prompt but professional response. It was my first and most memorable experience of publication. The communication with everyone at Cambridge Scholars was friendly and efficient. This experience encouraged me to proceed with further publications, the most recent of which are Educational Exclusion: A Fundamental Layer of Social Exclusion and The Islamic Law of Worship.”


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Meet our Authors: Bob East – October 2017 13 October 2017

Dr Bob East is an independent Australian author and researcher. He gained his Doctorate of Philosophy in Peace and Conflict Studies from the University of Southern Queensland, Australia, in 2010. He currently lives on a rural property in south-east Queensland.

Bob’s main focus of research is the Abu Sayyaf—the terrorist organisation in the southern Philippines. He travels to the Philippines every year for varying periods of time for research purposes and to catch up with colleagues. He is married to a Filipina, Maria, who speaks five of their languages, which helps with his research.

He has published three books with Cambridge Scholars, the first of which was Terror Truncated: The Decline of the Abu Sayyaf Group from the Crucial Year 2002 (2013). This was followed up in 2015 by 472 Days Captive of the Abu Sayyaf: The Survival of Australian Warren Rodwell, a story of modern day survival which is “a true inspiration” according to senior journalist David Richardson of Australia’s Seven News.


In 2016 he published The Neo Abu Sayyaf: Criminality in the Sulu Archipelago of the Republic of the Philippines, in which Dr Peter Sales of the University of Wollongong says Bob “manages to cast light on a truly frightening situation”.

Bob now has another book under contract with Cambridge Scholars, tentatively titled Piracy in the Philippines: The Abu Sayyaf Adds a New Dimension to Terror, and as a returning author he explains why he has chosen to publish with us on a number of occasions:

When I wrote my first book, The Decline of the Abu Sayyaf Group from the Crucial Year 2002, I approached Cambridge Scholars Publishing and was pleasantly surprised to find they were interested in my topic of research. The Abu Sayyaf is not all that well known in the academic world. I was asked to submit certain data with my proposal and after a very short period of time I was offered a contract. The same happened with my two later books. I find the editing and publishing people at Cambridge Scholars Publishing to be very helpful. What did surprise me—and still does—is the quick turnaround from proposal to publishing. Inter alia, my three books are now included in the libraries of eight out of the top ten universities in the world. Of course, they are also available in other venues: a testament to the excellent marketing by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. I salute Cambridge Scholars’ professionalism.


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Meet our Authors: Bootheina Majoul – October 2017 13 October 2017

Bootheina Majoul is currently an Assistant Professor of English Studies at the Higher Institute of Applied Languages of Béja at the University of Jandouba, Tunisia. She holds an MA in Cross Cultural Poetics from the University of Carthage. and received her PhD in English Literature from Manouba University, Tunisia.

Bootheina has 17 years of teaching experience at six Tunisian institutions, and has taught EFL to young learners, general English, English for sciences, English for engineering, business English, English for maths, communication and presentation skills, British civilisation, translation, the history of British literature, British and American novels, literary theories and criticisms, film studies, and drama workshops.

She is the author of Doris Lessing: Poetics of Being and Time (2016), The Genetic and Generic Affiliations of Rushdie’s Satire in Midnight’s Children (2017), and On Trauma and Traumatic Memory (2017), as well as several academic articles and five collections of poems.


Bootheina serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Humanities and Cultural Studies, and is a member of various bodies including the Doris Lessing Society (Ontario, Canada), the Tunisian Association of E-Learning (Tunisian Virtual University), and the research unit “Language and Cultural Forms” (University of Carthage).

Bootheina describes the experience of publishing with Cambridge Scholars:

When I wrote my first book, Doris Lessing: Poetics of Being and Time, I only considered submitting it to Cambridge Scholars, because they are a prestigious and quite selective publishing house. The staff are amazing; they accompanied me at every step, and their patience, collaboration and guidance were assets throughout the publishing process. I have since also published an edited volume, On Trauma and Traumatic Memory, with them, and I intend to continue publishing with Cambridge Scholars in the future (I have recently submitted a new proposal). I highly recommend Cambridge Scholars to every scholar who is looking for international recognition. I was so proud when friends from the USA, UK, Canada and elsewhere across the world sent me messages to say that they had come across my book at their respective universities. I congratulate Cambridge Scholars’ professional staff and thank them for all their attentiveness and patience with me all along the publishing process.


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