Since 1990, I have taught at the undergraduate and graduate levels in the fields of intellectual history, literary studies, and writing development. My work has been published in New Literary History, MLN, ELH, Comparative Literature, Comparative Literature Studies, Prometheus, the TLS, and elsewhere. Articles and book chapters of mine have been reprinted, archived, and used on required and supplemental reading lists as well as in field bibliographies. I have been a book reviews editor for Prometheus, contributed to program accreditation review (WASC, ABET), and served as an education consultant for a diversified portfolio of clients in East Asia. My current research focus addresses the organizational dimensions of theory construction in the humanities. I am particularly interested in the branding of dissent culture as an institutionally conservative force in the post-meritocratic university.
Organizational Sociology of Higher Education; History of Academic Humanities
Ph.D. University of St. Andrews
- "Prestige Auditing and the Market for Academic Esteem: A Framework and an Appeal", Prometheus: Critical Studies in Innovation,, 201709
- "The Social Structure of English in the Text of Theory", New Literary History, Vol.44 No.3, 201311
- "Managing Academic Freedom: Recent Cross-Atlantic Developments in Comparative Compass", Prometheus, Vol.29 No.2, 201110