Scott McLemee

Scott McLemee is the Intellectual Affairs columnist for Inside Higher Ed. In 2008, he began a three-year term on the board of directors of the National Book Critics Circle. From 1995 until 2001, he was contributing editor for Lingua Franca. Between 2001 and 2005, he covered scholarship in the humanities as senior writer at The Chronicle of Higher Education. In 2005, he helped start the online news journal Inside Higher Ed, where he serves as Essayist at Large, writing a weekly column called Intellectual Affairs. His reviews, essays, and interviews have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, The Nation, Newsday, Bookforum, The Common Review, and numerous other publications. In 2004, he received the Nona Balakian Citation for Excellence in Reviewing from the National Book Critics Circle. He has given papers or been an invited speaker at meetings of the American Political Science Association, the Cultural Studies Association, the Modern Language Association, and the Organization of American Historians. A selection of his work is available at his website. He is also a member of two group blogs, Crooked Timber and Cliopatria.

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October 20, 2005
Scott McLemee takes a look at a new book discussing fairness, justice, and the possibly excessive vileness of the McNugget.
October 18, 2005
This summer, Scott McLemee hoped academic librarians would blog more about their work. Voila! Introducing ACRLog.
October 13, 2005
Jerome Karabel's book about Ivy League admissions touches a bundle of raw nerves. Scott McLemee twitches in response.
October 6, 2005
A new book offers guidance in reading Mein Kampf. Scott McLemee wonders if the canon wars are quite over.
October 4, 2005
The golden age of the general-interest academic review is over. Or is it? Scott McLemee wonders.
September 29, 2005
Scholarly books can be a strain on the eyes and the pocketbook alike. Scott McLemee wonders if academic presses have found an answer in blogging....
September 27, 2005
Is Bush drinking? Scott McLemee ventures into the world of tabloid scholarship.
September 22, 2005
A new book recounts Harvard's purge of gay students in 1920.
September 20, 2005
Pennsylvania attorney general shutters "diploma mill" and launches litigation offensive against the owner.
September 15, 2005
A new book by Marouf Hasian analyzes the arguments for and against military tribunals. Scott McLemee listens in.

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