Pamplin College faculty members release books

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Augusta University’s faculty in the Pamplin College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences is marking huge milestones. 

Drs. Debbie van Tuyll and David Bulla recently published informative, thought-provoking books. Van Tuyll’s book, Politics, Culture, and the Irish American Press, 1784-1963, is published by Syracuse University. Bulla’s book, Why Slavery Endures, comes from Cambridge Scholars Publishers in the UK.

Van Tuyll has served as a professor in the Department of  Communication for over 30 years. She received her PhD in mass communications from the University of South Carolina, specializing in research and journalism. 

In her book, she explores the influence of Irish immigrants on the American Republic beginning with the Revolutionary war. The volume dissects the history of the Irish American diaspora press while uncovering the impact of mass media within cultural identity, community and politics.

Bulla serves as the chair of the department of communication and professor who teaches journalism alongside public relations. 

His book contains a plethora of essays analyzing slavery in relation to contemporary human trafficking. He also examines the correlation between colonialism and structural racism.

Both books are available for purchase. Available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Walmart. 

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Kiara Heffner

Kiara Heffner is a junior communications major and intern for Augusta University's 'In The Wild' podcast.

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