Serena Golden

Serena Golden, Associate Editor, joined Inside Higher Ed in 2008. She is a 2007 graduate of Reed College, where she earned a B.A. in English. Before coming to Inside Higher Ed, she was a research associate at a hedge fund and an editorial and research intern at CQ Press.

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Most Recent Articles

November 11, 2014
Author of new essay collection discusses the intellectual's role in the era of the "post-welfare state university."
September 5, 2014
A student at Towson University had a special reason for missing class on Thursday: It was Beyoncé's birthday. Ja-Niece Best tweeted a photo of an email she sent to one of her professors explaining, "On September 4, 1981 The Lord blessed us all with the Goddess that is Queen Beyoncé Knowles-Carter's birthday. Out of respect, I will not be attending class today." The email's title? "Excused Absence."
August 19, 2014
New novel by an English professor offers a fresh take on the academic satire genre.
May 13, 2014
Jefferson Lecturer Walter Isaacson argues that the potential for "human-technology symbiosis" shows why the sciences need the humanities, and vice versa.
April 28, 2014
Author of new book explains why no one case can be made for the importance of the humanities -- and why the arguments must be different in America and Britain.
March 26, 2014
The editors of The American Scholar -- the quarterly magazine of the Phi Beta Kappa Society -- have chosen 10 of their favorite sentences from fiction and nonfiction. Examples include: "I go to encounter for the millionth time the reality of experience and to forge in the smithy of my soul the uncreated conscience of my race." --James Joyce, Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man "It was a fine cry — loud and long — but it had no bottom and it had no top, just circles and circles of sorrow."  --Toni Morrison, Sula
February 6, 2014
A prominent faculty member and a former university president both take up writing (slightly racy) academic fiction.
January 29, 2014
Journalist, biographer, and Aspen Institute Chair and CEO Walter Isaacson will deliver the 43rd annual Jefferson Lecture, the National Institute for the Humanities announced Tuesday. The lecture is the federal government's top honor for scholarship in the humanities.
November 20, 2013
Author of new book offers tips for grad students and job-seekers.
November 18, 2013
At annual meeting of the Association for the Study of Higher Education, much discussion – but no consensus – on how student learning outcomes might (or should) fit into a proposed federal ratings system.


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