What They Are Reading

We asked Professor of Political Science Thomas Dumm what he has been reading lately. Here’s what he told us:

I can’t distinguish between reading for leisure and reading for work any more. These days, everything feels like it has the potential to be a subject for political thinking. I even read the National Enquirer occasionally, trying to solve a mystery: what keeps Britney Spears in the news as much as Hillary Clinton?

Political Scientist Dumm Receives Guggenheim Fellowship

April 19, 2001Director of Media Relations413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass.—Thomas Dumm, professor of political science at Amherst College, has been named a Fellow of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. The foundation will support his research on loneliness and experience for the 12-month period beginning in September 2001. Guggenheim Fellowships are awarded on the basis of past accomplishment and future promise as a scholar, writer and artist.