The UC Berkeley Summer Reading List is an annual compilation of recommended (though not required) readings suggested by Cal faculty, staff, and students as a welcome to incoming freshmen and transfer students.
Why is this book a “first”? I have an idea that it will be the first coherent statement most incoming students have ever been presented with that will give them an idea of what has happened and continues to happen at “their” university, and to wider “democratic” society. The author, Wendy Brown, is a professor in UC Berkeley’s Political Science Department. (Professor Brown was also recently named a 2016 recipient of Cal’s Distinguished Teaching Award.)
KATHRYN A. KLAR Lecturer Emerita, Celtic Studies
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Michael Larkin Lecturer, College Writing Programs
Tim Dilworth First Year Coordinator, Library