"My first book was used by actual librarians, planners, architects. I realized, wow I can do work that matters beyond the academy."
“As a historian and educator of college students, my experience teaching on US imperialism is one of disappointment.”
“You fall short and then you wonder, 'what could I do differently next time that gets us a little bit closer?' I love that process.”
“At a certain point, it seemed like all my students were depressed… This was depressing.”
The university has been changing, to be sure. But has the proportion of students who want to devote themselves to acts of humanistic creativity?
“They all wanted to imagine a different possibility of an integrated neighborhood, where folks worked together.”
Do we want a university built around managers and cops, or around students and their teachers?
With decades of creativity—that ended with World War I—Vienna jolted Western art and culture forward into high modernity. But how?
Does leaving the academy mean someone failed? Or does it mean, instead, that their scholarly strengths can now be made useful to the public?
A resource for reading about, teaching, and discussing the novel as an artistic and cultural form.
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?
A resource for teaching and discussing the internet, including a reading list, podcast, and discussion questions.
Are our phones the bane of critical thought? Or might they be our latest texts to read and interpret—objects worthy of inquiry and analysis?
Even though most professors are forced to value research over teaching, many are excellent teachers. It’s time to honor that skill.
“You don’t tell children not to grow. And you don’t tell a writer not to write.”
“Historian. Author/editor of White Flight; The New Suburban History; Spaces of ...
Earlier this morning, the Booker Prize judges announced their shortlist for 2019, stamping just six novels—out of the ...