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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January 23, 2013
Old-fashioned books take up a lot of space -- both on our shelves and in our heads. Scott McLemee grapples with a new volume on reading.
January 16, 2013
He was a prodigy, a hacker, and a Robin Hood of knowledge. Scott McLemee recalls a friend who died too young.
January 9, 2013
Did Bo help get the president re-elected? Scott McLemee looks into the burgeoning literature on canine politics.
January 2, 2013
A group of digital humanists foresees a new phase of scholarly e-publishing. Scott McLemee gets a peek into their crystal ball.
December 19, 2012
It's the music that makes the universe dance: Scott McLemee reads The Best Writing in Mathematics 2012.
December 12, 2012
A prominent social theorist gathers his thoughts on the past few years of upheaval. Scott McLemee risks an opinion.
December 5, 2012
Analogies to Nazi Germany come cheap -- but not insights into a movement that's still waiting for its chance. Scott McLemee looks at Fascism, a new journal.
November 28, 2012
"The Book of Genesis: A Biography" treats a classic religious text as if it were alive. Scott McLemee learns what it begat.
November 21, 2012
What's your preferred way of finding a paper in your field? Scott McLemee looks at a report on the available options.
November 14, 2012
Has November become the month for student protests over budget cuts and tuition hikes? Scott McLemee reports on developments in London -- and closer to home.

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