Cambridge Scholars University Showcase

We are pleased to launch Cambridge Scholars Publishing’s University Showcase Collection.

We are inviting universities, and academic institutions across the globe to recognise their works and achievements by publishing a Showcase edition with us.

As always, we welcome diverse and different voices. Should you, on behalf of your institution, be interested in pursuing a collection with us showcasing your university, please click here to download a proposal form. All completed submissions should be sent to admin@cambridgescholars.com alongside a copy of the Editor's CV. 

If you are interested in contributing to a title, please view the project specific submission information available and the bottom of the individual calls. These pages are updated regularly, so please be sure to check back if you do not currently see a suitable title.


Dictating the Rules of Engagement: Contemporary Women

Vivek Kumar Dwivedi

Women have been subjugated since time immemorial, and, in most parts of the world, are still treated as second-rate citizens. This new era of social media has tacitly brought about the suffragette movement of the 21st century. With their pervasive presence on social media and on all important platforms, women of today’s world are redefining the rules of engagement. They have found their voice and are being heard across the world. This collection will be a pioneering work on the ways in which women are prescribing the terms of situating themselves in today’s world. It will help set level playing fields for women who have been discriminated against throughout history, and will help in reconfiguring the standards, values, and parameters by which women are judged in society. The collection will foreground its studies by examining literary texts, case studies, and popular practices.

Vivek Kumar Dwivedi holds a PhD in Literary Theory and Criticism, and is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Languages and Translation at the Northern Border University, Saudi Arabia, where he teaches courses on English literature. He is the author of The Other Truth: The Indian Discourse on Literary Theory, in addition to several articles on literary theory and criticism in various international journals. He has presented his work at many international conferences in the US, the UK, Australia, Canada, Qatar, and India. His main areas of interest are literary theory, gender studies, drama, and postcolonial studies. 

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Indian Railways: A Contemporary Management Research

Sundaravalli Narayanaswami

Indian Railways (IR) is one of the world’s oldest transport services, and is currently its single largest employer. The large amount of track kilometres, daily services, freight lifted daily, and employees are very difficult to manage efficiently. IR is popularly known as the lifeline of India, and reaches the most remote corners of the nation. Most of IR’s systems are considered legacy operations; however, there have been significant modernisation efforts and operational improvements in recent times. The managerial insights provided by recent developments in IR span across services and operations management, transportation systems, organisational revenue management, government systems and processes, and policy studies. This collection will explore recent initiatives and developments at IR from an academic research perspective, using real data and critical and pragmatic insights into improving operations and policy practices. Each chapter shall cover a specific topic, articulated concisely and succinctly. The book will be interesting and useful as a one-point, authentic reference to understand contemporary developments at IR.

Dr Sundaravalli Narayanaswami is Associate Professor and Chair of the Public Systems Group at the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad. She received her PhD in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research from the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay. Her research involves the applications of ICT and operations research (OR) in real-life, large-impact problems. She is well-published, and has extensive consultancy experience, mainly with government organisations in policy-making on transportation, good governance, and administration.

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Mathematics in Space Sciences

Babur M. Mirza

Mathematics in Space Sciences will provide an introduction to mathematical modeling in all areas of astronomy and astrophysics, including the solar system, lunar and galactic dynamics, cosmological models, and space travel.

Dr Babur Mirza is a Researcher in the Department of Mathematics of Quaid-i-Azam University, Pakistan. His work mainly focuses on physical astronomy and cosmology, and he has laid the foundations for magnetic field-generated cosmic expansion and introduced large-scale magneto-gravitational forces in galactic and cluster dynamics. He has also discovered the magnetic field-induced dragging effect in astronomy, which has been studied in planetary dynamics, lunar orbital motion, coronal heating in the sun, and in large-scale galactic dynamics.

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Case Studies from Social Science Research in India


Meghna Vesvikar

This book will utilize different types of research studies in order to explore a wide variety of topics related to social justice and empowerment. It will provide academicians and student social workers with a reference point for utilizing methodology for certain topics, and will offer researchers, voluntary organizations and lay persons a guide to how development issues can be scientifically studied. This book will bring together research studies on a variety of topics related to professional social work, carried out by academicians and researchers using different methodologies. Its appeal will be in its simplicity and relatability, and it will contribute to both research, as a brief overview, and to practice, as a guide for future intervention.

Meghna Vesvikar holds a Master’s Degree in Social Work, with a specialization in Criminology and Correctional Administration, from Tata Institute of Social Sciences, India. She worked with children in state-run residential institutions prior to entering social work education, and her expertise lies in using research as a tool for advocacy with the government in order to improve conditions in these institutions.  

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Social Justice, Exclusivity, and Citizenship in the Twenty-First Century

Godwin Ehiarekhian Oboh

It is necessary today to write a book on the need for racial equity and social justice as countries have continued to formulate policies and commitments to placing more value on, and recognition to, their own citizens, regardless of the impact of such policies on other members of the public. The European countries and the Global North that nurtured democracy and exported it to other regions seem to be having difficulties resolving the problems emanating from racial injustice. The circumstances surrounding the death of George Floyd, and their aftermath, have brought many more cases of racial injustice to light. Ironically, around the same time, some communities in the Middle East, which once had cause to disagree with one another, have found common grounds to accommodate their differences, as witnessed in the peace accord the Israeli government signed with the United Arab Emirates in 2020. As such, this volume will discuss contemporary issues of race, and the ways in which people of different nationalities and backgrounds can live together as members of one community in pluralistic societies.

Godwin Ehiarekhian Oboh is a Professor at Benson Idahosa University, Nigeria. His research interests include the media, elections, and ethnic minority rights. He has published extensively on the need for countries to have more inclusive communities in order to reduce the problems of racial exclusivity. His works on race, identity, and conflict include the article “Ethnocentrism in African Politics: The Nigerian Experience”, published in African Studies, Volume 79, Issue 4. He is also the author of Mediatisation of Nigerian Elections: Issues and Perspectives for African Democracy (2014), and the co-author of Mass Media in Nigerian Democracy (with Professor Fred Omu; 2008) and Political Economy of Media Operations in Nigeria (with Professor Muyiwa Popoola; 2018). He received a PhD in Media Studies from the University of Derby, UK, having obtained his MA at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka.

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Re-Activating Critical Thinking amidst Necropolitical Realities: Politics, Theory, Arts and Political Economy for a Radical Change

Marina Gržinić and Jovita Pristovšek

Re-Activating Critical Thinking amidst Necropolitical Realities: Politics, Theory, Arts and Political Economy for a Radical Change seeks to re-conceptualise recent or past work in theory and critical discourse that provides possibilities for strategies that will reflect on the present moment in society, or in theory. It also explores any possible emancipatory politics, if emancipation is still to be taken as a practice of change.

The purpose of the volume is to present 24 viewpoints beyond geographical restrictions, embracing the world as one and developing a strategy for radical change. The collection will bring together a younger generation of writers who are coming from an axis of radical philosophical and critical thinking.

Marina Gržinić works as a Research Advisor at the Institute of Philosophy of the Scientific Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts. Since 2003, she has also been teaching at the Institute of Fine Arts at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, Austria. She is a philosopher, theoretician, and artist.

Jovita Pristovšek holds a PhD in Philosophy from the Postgraduate School of the Scientific Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts. She is an Assistant Professor at the Academy of Visual Arts, Ljubljana, and the author of Strukturni rasizem, teorija in oblast [Structural Racism, Theory, and Power] (2019).

Read more about this project, and how you can contribute, here.