Faculty reads you're bound to enjoy

Like to read? So do Case Western Reserve University faculty. And they love to write, too. (It’s their not-so-secret power.) 

Elevating your creativity and analytical powers is the mission of our faculty, and words are one tool they use to achieve that. As a student in the arts, humanities and social sciences, you’ll have the chance to think in concert with scholars of all kinds. 

Take a look at some of our favorite faculty reads…
you’re bound to enjoy them!


Jeremy Bendik-Keymer

The Wind~an Unruly Living

  • Philosophy’s Jeremy Bendik-Keymer undertakes a breathtaking “askēsis”—the ancient philosophical word for a practice of changing yourself or your outlook—by winding together scholarship, fiction and journaling.


Thrity Umrigar


  • A January 2022 pick for Reese Witherspoon’s book club by Thrity Umrigar, a professor of English and author of the best-selling novels The Space Between Us, If Today Be Sweet, Bombay Time, The Weight of Heaven and more.


Cassi Pittman Claytor

Black Privilege: Modern Middle-Class Blacks with Credentials and Cash to Spend 

  • Drawing on the everyday experiences of Black middle-class individuals, Pittman Claytor offers vivid accounts of their consumer experiences and cultural flexibility in the places where they live, work and play.


Michael Clune


  • Humanities professor Michael Clune's second memoir, which focuses on his childhood as transformed by technology through seven computer games. 

If you’re looking for a place to spark your imagination this summer, our faculty library is a great start. Enjoy!