New Book from NYU Press: How the University Works: Higher Education and the Low-Wage Nation By Marc Bousquet, Santa Clara University

Marc Bousquet is a tenured asssociate professor at Santa Clara University, where he teaches courses in radical U.S. culture, internet studies, and writing with new media. He
serves on the national council of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) and was the founding editor of Workplace: A Journal for Academic Labor.

I will be on leave most of 2008-2009, working on two new books.
picture Before moving to the Bay area, I was an Associate Professor with tenure at the University of Louisville and Visiting Assistant Professor at Indiana University, Bloomington.

My academic degrees are from Yale (B.A.) and the City University of New York (Ph.D.). My thesis research was on 19th-century participatory culture, what I like to call "social media before the internet."

Previous work includes The Politics of Information: The Electronic Mediation of Social Change, and Tenured Bosses and Disposable Teachers.

His essays on higher education were the subject of a special volume of the journal Works and Days, entitled Information University: Rise of the Education Management Organization.

Current projects include a study of radical and reformist participatory cultures in the United States (Tom Sawyer, Temperance Cadet) and a sequel to the 2007 book, tentatively being prepared under the title Child Labor Campus.




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