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Alumni on the Bookshelf

Jeremy Adelman
Wordly Philosopher: The Odyssey of Albert O. Hirschman

Jeremy Adelman (BA 1984 INNIS) is a professor in the Department of History at Princeton University. His work has focused on economic, legal, and political transformations in Latin America in comparative and world contexts. After graduating from the University of Toronto, he earned a master’s degree in economic history at the London School of Economics (1985) and completed a doctorate in modern history at Oxford University (1989). He has been teaching at Princeton since 1992. The author of five books, his latest work “Worldly Philosopher” chronicles the times and writings of Albert O. Hirschman, one of twentieth century’s most original and provocative thinkers. The book has enjoyed glowing reviews as the first major account of Hirschman’s remarkable life.

Michelle Orange
This Is Running For Your Life

Michelle Orange, a graduate of the Cinema Studies Institute in 1998, moved to New York City to join the graduate film studies program at New York University. Michelle’s essays, features, fiction, and criticism have appeared in McSweeney’s, The Nation, the Virginia Quarterly Review, the  New York Times, the Village Voice, Movieline and other publications. She is currently a contributing editor at The Rumpus and a regular contributor  to Capital New York. Her latest book, This Is Running For Your Life, an essay collection published earlier this year, has received extensive praise ranging from The New Republic to Harper’s. . For more information on Michelle and her work, please check out

Fiona Clarke
Basodee: An Anthology Dedicated to Black Youth

Fiona Clarke (HBA 2007 INNIS) completed a Philosophy Specialist degree at UofT and is currently in the final year of law school at the University of Southampton in England. Her recently published book entitled Basodee: An Anthology Dedicated to Black Youth is a youth-created and youth-centred anthology by 13 young writers expressing what it is to be young, black and Canadian. The book consists of photography, essays, short stories, and poetry by black Canadian writers, many of whom are immigrants to the country or first-generation Canadians.


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