Two new OUPblog posts by Oxford Bibliographies contributors are now available:
By Devra Davis, author in Environmental Science, along with Anthony B. Miller and Lloyd Morgan:
"Several widely circulated opinion pieces assert that because there is no detectable increase in all types of brain cancers in Australia in the past three decades, cell phones do not have any impact on the disease. There are three basic reasons why this conclusion is wrong. [...]"
By Gene Andrew Jarrett, Editor in Chief of African American Studies:
"Over the past several years I’ve been writing a biography of Paul Laurence Dunbar (1872-1906), the first professional African American writer born after slavery to become an international phenomenon. I’ve touched on his birth and rearing in Dayton, Ohio; his quest to be a strong reader and a skillful creative writer; his friendship with the famous Wright brothers; the women he loved in his early years of manhood; his difficulties in breaking into the heartless literary marketplace; his precarious physical and mental health; his premature death. [...]"