New Books About Higher Education

New Books About Higher Education
Sep 01, 2020
Author discusses new book on how disciplines promote -- and don't promote -- equity.
Aug 19, 2020
Can colleges teach students what they need to know in the 21st century? Derek Bok offers an answer.
Cover of 'Losing Hearts and Minds' by Matthew Shannon
Tens of thousands of Iranian students studied in the U.S. in the 1970s. New book tells how they helped unsettle the diplomatic relationship between Washington and Tehran in lead-up to Iranian Revolution.
Cover of 'Gay on God's Campus' by Jonathan Coley
Author discusses his new book about gay students and LGBT activism at Christian colleges.
Cover of Citizens by Degree: Higher Education Policy and the Changing Gender Dynamics of American Citizenship, by Deondra Rose.
Author discusses her new book, which argues that federal laws that weren't focused on gender led to rise in female enrollments in higher education.
Cover of Speak Freely: Why Universities Must Defend Free Speech by Keith Whittington
Author discusses his new book calling for academic leaders to defend free speech on campus.
Cover of An Academic Life, by Hanna Holborn Gray
Hanna Holborn Gray, who led Yale and the University of Chicago in eras of overt sexism, discusses her new memoir -- and her advice for a new generation of women rising through the ranks.
Cover image of Accountability and Opportunity in Higher Education: The Civil Rights Dimension
Editors discuss new collection of essays about the impact of various state and federal policies on minority students -- an impact the authors see as far too often ignored.
Authors discuss their new book that suggests American higher education -- especially in the social sciences -- is less globally minded than rhetoric might make you think.
Author discusses new book about how World War I created a brief period of progress for female scientists in Britain -- and the implications of that history for women in science today.
A prison writing instructor and the son of a former inmate, Patrick Berry discusses his new book on the role of higher education behind bars.
Author discusses his new book, which combines intellectual history with a case for open access.
A new novel about academic life is not a ringing endorsement, to say the least. But it will make you laugh. And that's the point.
Co-editors discuss their no-holds-barred dictionary for academic life.



August 28, 2018

Author discusses her new study of how white children develop ideas about race.

August 15, 2018

Author discusses his new book on trends in politics in the U.S. and elsewhere.

August 10, 2018

Scott McLemee reviews a number of recent and forthcoming titles analyzing not just the alt-right but also the nearly global wave of new authoritarian and nativist movements.

August 7, 2018

William Elliott and Melinda Lewis discuss how children's savings accounts could open higher education to a much broader share of Americans.

August 6, 2018

What's a general education? Book by noted literary critic advocates a return to the basics.

August 3, 2018

Authors discuss their new book on the experience of Asian American students at Harvard University.

August 2, 2018

Author discusses his critique of higher education as too liberal -- and the idea of creating a new university with another perspective.

July 17, 2018

Author discusses his new book about women in the technology industry and in the academic programs that could lead them there.

July 10, 2018

Authors discuss their new book that suggests most colleges can do more to diversify their faculties.

June 29, 2018

Author discusses new book about close reading in the era of Twitter, "fake news" and denigration of the liberal arts.


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