What will our children remember of this time, when their play and freedom are confined—or freed—by the digital?
“Why read and write about literature while the world burns?” Because, in working to end the oppression faced by so many, the humanities can help.
What should schools teach about the Constitution? And should they teach feelings, aspiration, or fact?
Students must choose to do the work that will facilitate learning, so teachers must give them reasons to make that choice, again and again.
As many COVID-era courses have moved from seminar rooms to Zoom meetings, the haptic nature of teaching has changed. Is anything lost?
Outside elite institutions, queer studies has the potential to go hand in hand with broader struggles of racial and economic justice.
In this parodic installment of Shoptalk, we salute the year of conferences that have tried to be.
What does “merit” mean in a context—like India—where caste pervades public life?
“Being in community with people and teaching and learning outside of the confines of our classroom: I still actually really believe in that.”
Academics are scrambling to fulfill the increasingly bureaucratic research measures of the neoliberal university.
Can a pragmatic approach to free speech on campus produce more inclusive, and more educational, institutions?
Despite a long history of black presence and contribution, the academic space is still the stronghold of capitalist white supremacy.
Even though most professors are forced to value research over teaching, many are excellent teachers. It’s time to honor that skill.
A philosopher examines how upwardly mobile students might thrive, and why they often will not.
“You don’t tell children not to grow. And you don’t tell a writer not to write.”
Professors are in a class struggle, a real fight that cannot be won with critique alone.
“The rich diversity at Harvard and other colleges and universities and the benefits that flow from that diversity,” argued Massachusetts Federal District Judge ...
Here at Public Books, we embrace the good, the bad, and the ugly of an ...
During the summer of 2019, funding for the University of Alaska was slashed by the state legislature. With 41 percent of the annual budget, or $130 million ...
This year’s American Studies Association annual meeting took place November 7–10 in Honolulu, Hawai’i. ASA President, Scott Kurashige, transformed this year’s ...