University of Chicago faculty write some of the most influential academic social science books; books that showcase a commitment to deep empirical analysis, methodological innovation, and theoretical insight. CISSR is actively helping faculty produce the highest quality manuscripts possible through its book workshops and monograph enhancement awards.

In 2017-2018, CISSR is hosting book workshops for Marco Garrido (Sociology), The Patchwork City: Urban Fragmentation and Populism in Manila; and Darryl Li (Anthropology), The Universal Enemy: Jihad and Empire after the Cold War. CISSR has also given monograph enhancement awards to Kazuo Yamaguchi (Sociology) for Gender Inequality in the Japanese Workplace and Angie Heo (Divinity School) for The Political Lives of Saints: Christian-Muslim Mediation in Egypt. These awards will cover the costs of translation and technical assistance in the publication of their manuscripts.

In 2016-2017, CISSR hosted book workshops for Robert Gulotty (Political Science), Narrowing the Channel: The Politics of Regulatory Protection; Adom Getachew (Political Science), Worldmaking after Empire: The Rise and Fall of Self-Determination; and E. Summerson Carr (Social Service Administration), Motivation’s Apprentices: Science, Spirit, and the Scaling of American Enterprise.