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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May 13, 2009
Mobile technology changes the way we interact. Scott McLemee looks into the sociology of the cell phone.
April 29, 2009
It's a stew of man, bird, and pig -- and Mike Davis warned about it four years ago. Scott McLemee catches up.
April 22, 2009
A recent study shows surprising support for redistributing the wealth. Scott McLemee dips in cautiously.
April 15, 2009
John Summers' work has shed light on C. Wright Mills and other anarchists. In an interview, Scott McLemee shines a light on Summers himself ...
April 8, 2009
Won't digital publishing destroy the old-fashioned book? Scott McLemee reads up on "the hidden revolution"....
April 1, 2009
All the dark secrets of university life are known to insiders who subscribe to AcademoList. Scott McLemee reports, you decide...
March 25, 2009
One university press shifts to digital, and more will eventually. Scott McLemee wonders if there's more to it than "YouTube with footnotes"...
March 18, 2009
A prominent critic worries about college students' extracurricular reading. But Scott McLemee wonders about the best-seller lists....
March 11, 2009
To Kindle or not to Kindle? Scott McLemee thinks that's not really the question....
March 4, 2009
Whatever happened to cinephilia? Scott McLemee loses it at the movies....

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