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 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.

(In)Justice in Trauma and Trauma Literature

Pi-hua Ni and Mei-Chuen Wang

Cathy Caruth’s groundbreaking works on trauma have shed light on its impact and the significance of narratives in bearing witness to trauma. As the title (In)Justice in Trauma and Trauma Literature suggests, this volume probes into the demarcation of trauma and victimhood and the associated issues of justice, injustice and (in)justice—given that a victim might concomitantly be a (forced) victimizer. Therefore, the objective of this collective volume is to firstly explore and challenge the dichotomous victim/victimizer categories in trauma, and then address the rarely discussed dual status of victim-(forced) victimizer and liminal (in)justice pertinent to this peculiar role. Framed through this new critical lens, this book will tackle the issues of justice, injustice and (in)justice pertaining to a traumatic event—be it personal or collective—and analyze literary representations and narratives of relevant questions.

Pi-hua Ni is a Full Professor of American and British Literature in the Department of Foreign Languages at National Chiayi University, Taiwan. With expertise in trauma literature, gender studies, diasporic literature and literary theories, she has published books and journal articles on contemporary women writers—particularly their re/visions of androcentric literature and tradition, African American fiction and postmodern fiction. Ni’s recent research has focused on literary representation of trauma, holocaust and identity. Her publications include “Taiwanese Diaspora and Taiwanese American Identity: Julie Wu’s Third Son as a Cornerstone of Taiwanese American Literature” and “It is More than a Bunch of Numbers: Trauma, Voicing and Identity in Jennifer Chow’s The 228 Legacy”.

Mei-Chuen Wang is an Associate Professor in the Department of Foreign Languages and Cultures at Fo Guang University, Taiwan. She has published a number of journal articles on contemporary Canadian historical novels, investigating formal experimentation and thematic concern with the tension between the postcolonial drive to reconstruct national history and the postmodern problematization of history, as well as the spatialization of history and the historicization of space. Her latest publication, “Listening to (Talks with) Ghosts: Haunting in Margaret Sweatman’s When Alice Lay Down with Peter” revisits the haunting history of the Métis and the issue of indigenization in Canada. Her current research focuses on the traumatic experiences and legacies of Indian residential schools in Aboriginal writings.

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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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Digital Twin: An Emerging Pan-Human Activity Revolution

Emmanuel Frénod

As the name suggests, a “Digital Twin” is a set of computer elements (such as programs, data collection, and virtual machines, among others) that behave, in some senses, like the original “thing”. More precisely,

 It keeps all the history of the state in which the “thing” has existed;

  • It details the most likely state in which the “thing” currently stands;
  • It allows us to explore the future of the state in which the “thing” could exist if certain action is taken;
  • It provides the correct set of actions to apply to the “thing” to bring it to a targeted state at a given time.

Emmanuel Frénod has more than 25 years’ experience in research and teaching mathematics. He works on ordinary differential equations and partial differential equations in physics, mechanics and biology. He also develops mathematical approaches for businesses and industry, and explores the ways in which those approaches may be embedded into AI. He is also the Founder of See-d, a consulting and implementation company specialising in data science and the use of AI for enterprises.

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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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Innovation And Sustainable Growth in a Digital Age

Rianne Ola Ojo

The aims and objectives of this volume include the following:

  • To identify the ways in which technology can facilitate innovation in the post-COVID era, during which the use of digital payment platforms which embrace the use of central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) and distributed ledger technologies has increased in terms of volume and importance;
  • To highlight the role of regulation in regulating such innovative technologies;
  • To illustrate how key actors, such as central banks, can facilitate the transition process to a net-zero based carbon emissions phase. Should central banks be held responsible for risks relating to climate change?
  • To illustrate how innovative techniques and technology can interact with such concepts as green finance to facilitate a smooth transition to a net-zero carbon emissions economy;
  • To highlight challenges which may be encountered during the transition process, and how to address such risks;
  • To highlight how the role of private and public sector engagement can be enhanced through Fintech innovation.

Dr Rianne Ola Ojo currently works as a Director at the Centre for Ingenuity, Innovation and Sustainable Development, UK. She is also an Adjunct Professor at North West University, South Africa, here she has supervised undergraduate and postgraduate students since 2013. Having graduated with an LLM in International Business Law from the University of Wales, she has consolidated on her academic career since 1999 through teaching, research and editorial responsibilities. She endeavours to contribute primarily to research through volume publications, as well as collaborations with strategic and innovative partners who are keen to make meaningful and rewarding contributions aimed at promoting a sustainable future.  

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Justice and Democracy in Brazil

Maria Borges and Delamar Dutra

This is a book about the rise and fall of justice and democracy in Brazil.

From 1964 to 1984, Brazil had a dictatorship, which was then followed by democratic elections. For 13 years (2003 to 2016), the nation enjoyed a very popular and democratic government under President Lula and President Dilma. This government created many social programs to eradicate poverty, raised 32 million people out of extreme poverty, and promoted the inclusion of low-income people and Afro-descendants in universities.

However, since 2013, there has been a noticeable rise of a very conservative movement in Brazil, which led in 2016 to the impeachment of President Dilma and to the imprisonment of President Lula in 2018. This has led to the election of a right-wing president, Jair Bolsonaro, in 2018, and to a decline in many fields of public life concerning democracy and rights.

Maria Borges is Full Professor of Philosophy at the Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil, having previously served as Visiting Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania (1999), Humboldt Universität (2006-7), and Columbia University (2014). She is a Researcher at the Brazilian National Council for Scientific and Technological Development and President of the Brazilian Kant Society. She is the author of Body and Justice (2011) and Emotion, Reason and Action in Kant (2019), as well as many articles, including “What Can Kant Teach us about Emotions?” in the Journal of Philosophy and “Physiology and the Controlling of Affects in Kant’s Philosophy” in the Kantian Review. Her philosophical interests are Kant, ethics, theory of emotions, and feminist philosophy.

Delamar Dutra holds a PhD in Philosophy from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, and is currently Full Professor at the Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil. He is a Researcher at the Brazilian National Council for Scientific and Technological Development, and his current research project deals with “The right to civil disobedience and deliberative democracy in Habermas”. He is the author of the books Razão e consenso em Habermas, A reformulação discursiva da moral kantiana, and Manual de Filosofia do Direito.

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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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Multiculturalism in Canadian, Australian, and Indian Literatures

Mateti Prabhakar

This book provides a multidisciplinary approach to multicultural literature and its presentation of cultural diversity. Multicultural literature provides a systematic study of socio-cultural relations, racial differences, religious beliefs, class conflicts, and gender biases. As such, it holds up a mirror to society, and promotes deep cultural diversity capable of breaking down borders. Multicultural literature has the vibrant power to educate and influence people, create empathy, and encourage critical thinking in the 21st century. It forms the basis for multicultural education, providing equal opportunities regardless of ethnicity, culture, race, and gender. This volume showcases how cultural diversity is fictionalised in the creative writing of Canadian, Australian, and Indian writers, and reveals how such writings provide a clarion call for the destruction of cultural and racial segregation, which presents barriers to the very spirit of multiculturalism. It opens up the horizons of intercultural understanding, leading to a worldview of cosmopolitanism, and explores how Canadian, Australian, and Indian multicultural writers promote bonding, bridging, and linking—the very ideals of cultural diversity—through their writing.

Mateti Prabhakar is an Associate Professor and Former Head of the Department of English and Gender Studies at Kakatiya University, India. He is a Shastri Fellow at the University of Toronto, Canada, and the recipient of the Faculty Enrichment Fellowship Award from the International Council for Canadian Studies for his project “Managing Cultural Diversity and Canadian Literature”. His research focuses on Canadian literature, multicultural literature, gender studies, human rights literature, and ecocriticism. He is the author of the book Feminism/Postmodernism: Margaret Atwood’s Fiction and the editor of the volume Gender Studies and Indo-Canadian Literature. He has also published articles in such journals as Margaret Laurence Review, Humanities and Social Sciences Review, and the European Journal of English Language and Literature Studies.

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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).

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Reflections on Ecological Feminism and Ecojustice

Bouchra Belgaid

This collection will bring together article that deals with the ongoing development of ecological feminism, or ecofeminism, as it is commonly known, and its emerging relation to ecological justice.

Submissions should address issues such as environmental racism, gender discrimination, ecofeminism, development and Third World countries, environmental degradation, and economic justice. They should examine the ways in which scholars and activists have started to address environmental issues as closely related to forms of ecological and gender injustice. Rather than studying social justice or environmental problems as separate realms of analysis, submissions should show that environmental issues and the problem of gender discrimination are connected to other dimensions of society, including politics, economics, social class, culture, history, and religion, among others.

Bouchra Belgaid is Associate Professor in the Department of English at Mohammed I University, Morocco. She has participated in a number of national and international conferences and cultural fora, and is the author of John Irving and Cultural Mourning (2011). Her publications also include ‘‘Deconstructing the Myth of the West in Contemporary American Male Writing’’ (2008) and ‘‘Subjectivity, Mourning and Gender Construction in Contemporary American Feminist Writing’’ (2006), and ‘‘Historical Implantation of the Prophet’s Covenants: The Case of the Rāshidūn Caliphs” in Islām and People of the Book (2017).

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Responsible Pedagogies: School of Architecture and Design, Manipal University Jaipur

Dr Madhura Yadav and Dr Anuradha Chatterjee

This edited collection is a showcase of the research and pedagogical journey of the School of Architecture and Design of Manipal University Jaipur, India, since its inception in 2012. In contemporary India, there are a number of ‘avant-garde’ colleges that continuously dismantle and challenge conservative positions in academia, industry, and society, respond to the ever-present scenario of crisis, devise ways of proceeding, and propose new critical and experimental paradigms that are relevant and urgent now. One of the most urgent issues globally is climate change. Anthony D. Cortese’s argument in this regard is timely: “What if higher education were to take a leadership role, as it did in the space race and the war on cancer, in preparing students and providing the information and knowledge to achieve a just and sustainable society? What would higher education look like? All parts of the university system are critical to achieving a transformative change that can only occur by connecting head, heart, and hand” (Planning for Higher Education, v31 n3 p15-22 Mar-May 2003). To this end, the School of Architecture and Design, positioned in the hinterland of Jaipur and near an important craft centre called Bagru, has been quietly and consistently pursuing ‘responsible pedagogies,’ through research, teaching, and social outreach, in architectural and urban sustainability, with related foci that include landscape and ecology, disaster and resilience, and heritage conversation, all of which speak to the urgent premise of tackling climate change. This collection brings together chapters by the community of architects, designers, and academics who have been associated with the school during its ten-year journey.

Dr Madhura Yadav is an Architect Planner. She is a UNESCO-certified Mentor in Community-based Participatory Research (CBPR), and has delivered keynote addresses on sustainable architecture and planning, the design of SMART villages, sustainable rural development, and sustainable materials at various universities and government organizations. She has also contributed as a team leader in the preparation of city development plans, as well as heritage conservation and slum rehabilitation projects, and is the author of a number of publications.

Dr Anuradha Chatterjee is an architect, historian, educator, and author who has published three books (Surface and Deep Histories: Critiques, and Practices in Art, Architecture, and Design; Built, Unbuilt, and Imagined Sydney; and John Ruskin and the Fabric of Architecture). She is also the Area Editor (Asia) for The Bloomsbury Global Encyclopaedia of Women in Architecture 1960-2015 (2022). As an academic leader and Dean, and an expert in architectural education and critical pedagogies

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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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The Column in Bronze Age Religion, Art, and Architecture

Olga Zekiou

This collection of essays endeavours to bring together opinions related to the issue of originality of all forms of Bronze Age art, both sacred and profane. It will gather the work of qualified scientists and academics from various disciplines, such as philosophy, archaeology, anthropology, history, arts, architecture, theology, psychology, and pedagogy. It encourages contributions from scholars from different cultures throughout the world, and from those who have been working in various cities during their career, particularly scholars with experience of the geography of such places and knowledge of the culture and mythopoetic literature of the people who created such Bronze Age art.

Submissions should discuss the genesis of the column in Bronze Age cities in both its sacred and profane aspects. They should explore a variety of cultures throughout the world, and, thus, offer the reader a comparative study of the subject, which will verify the Jungian theory of the originality of art and the theory of archetypes. The essays must not have a descriptive character, but should instead fathom the cultural and mythopoetic heritage of the people who created such art.

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Transformations and Challenges in the Global World: New Research from South-West University “Neofit Rilski”, Blagoevgrad

Mario Marinov, Valentina Milenkova, Boris Manov

This volume analyzes the changes which the modern world has experienced in its communal, personal, institutional, and everyday aspects. It explores the characteristics of global thinking; ethical, axiological and religious dimensions of global consciousness; the challenges of COVID-19 and new forms of communication; digitization and changes in social communities in the context of globalization; and psychological problems that the world poses to the individual.

The book shows that the problems of the modern world are complex and multilateral, caused by social crises, digital technologies, environmental threats, intercultural dialogue, and attitudes towards the Other. It reflects current social dynamics, and analyzes strategies for choice and personal integrity, exploring various forms of adaptation and coping with the challenges of globality.

Dr Mario Marinov is an Associate Professor at the Department of Sociology and Head of the Laboratory for Sociological Research at the South-West University “Neofit Rilski”, Bulgaria. He is the co-editor of Sociology and Law: The 150th Anniversary of Emile Durkheim (1858-1917) (2009), and he is a member of the editorial boards of three academic journals. His research interests include new religious movements from a sociological perspective.

Professor Valentina Milenkova is Head of the Department of Sociology and Vice Dean of Scientific and Research Activity in the Faculty of Philosophy at the South-West University “Neofit Rilski”, Bulgaria. She is engaged in many international projects and initiatives in the fields of science, higher education, and youth. Her research interests are particularly focused on educational policies for minorities, as well as the social significance of education and lifelong learning.

Professor Boris Manov is the Dean of the Faculty of Philosophy at the South-West University “Neofit Rilski”, Bulgaria. He has participated in different research projects related to European political thinking and education. He is also a member of many expert councils and editorial boards, and has published six monographs and over 100 articles. His major research interests include the modifications experienced by global society in a political context.

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