Chris

Christopher Newfield is professor of literature and American Studies at the University of California at Santa Barbara. He brings an interdisciplinary background to the analysis of a range of topics in American Studies, innovation theory, and “critical university studies,” a field which he helped to found. Chris’ books include Mapping Multiculturalism (edited with Avery Gordon), The Emerson Effect: Individualism and Submission in America (Chicago, 1996), Ivy and Industry: Business and the Making of the American University, 1880-1980 (Duke, 2003), and Unmaking the Public University: The Forty Year Assault on the Middle Class (Harvard, 2008). His writing covers American political psychology, race relations, the future of solar energy, and the power of humanities-based investigation. He teaches courses on Detective Fiction, Global California, Innovation Studies, Critical Theory, the Future of Higher Education, and English Majoring After College among others. He blogs on higher education funding and policy at Remaking the University, the Huffington Post, and the Chronicle of Higher Education, and is completing a book called Lowered Education: What to Do About Our Downsized Future.

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Publications

Books and Collections

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Aug
2015

What Happened to Solar Innovation? (Film, 80 minutes)
 
[Citation]

(2017)

Can Rich Countries Still Innovate? Cultural and Technical Papers on a New Innovation Model
[Citation]

Online Analysis

2007

Remaking the University
Blog on higher education policy and practice (founder and co-editor)

2011

Huffington Post blogger
Posts on higher education policy, innovation policy

2009

Innovation Group
Center For Nanotechnology in Society website, posts on innovation analysis

2006

Nanoscience & Nanosociety blog
Posts on nanotech and science (founder)

Commissioned Reports and White Papers

(2016)

Closing the Educational Divide: What is the Role of Online Higher Education?
With Jenna Joo, Colleen Lye, Michael Meranze, Xiao Hu

May
2008

The Cuts Report
Lead author and chair, UC systemwide committee on Planning and Budget (UCPB)

May
2006

Futures Report
"Current Budget Trends and The Future of the University of California"
Lead author and vice chair (UCPB)

May
2002

White Paper on University-Industry Relations
 
Office of Research, UC Santa Barbara.

Jun
2001

Faculty Diversity in the University of California: 30 Year Trends
UCSB Divisional Committee on Affirmative Action and Diversity

Nov
2000

Cultural Dynamics and Financial Prospects in a Water-Treatment Start-Up Company
Consultancy report

Oct
1995

Handbook of Affirmative Action
Lead author, for UCSB Media Group

Articles

Forthcoming

(2015)

What are the Humanities For? Rebuilding the Public University
[Citation]

(2015)

On ‘The Academic Rat Race’
 
[Citation]

2016

2015

Feb
2015

Saving the Public University: An Interview with Christopher Newfield
[Citation]

2014

Jan
2014

At Parliament’s Select Committee Hearing on Student Loans
 
[Citation]

2013

Jun
2013

Obama’s Second Half
 
[Citation]

Mar
2013

Review of Searching for Utopia: Universities and Their Histories
[Citation]

2012

2012

Does Solar Energy Need a New Innovation Model? The Case of Germany
[Citation]

Jul
2012

Is Nanoscale Collaboration Meeting Nanotechnology’s Social Challenge? A Call to Nano-Normalcy
[Citation]

2011

Dec
2011

Structure and Silence of the Cognotariat (Japanese translation)
[Citation]

Nov
2011

Reflections on the Significance of the Public University: An Interview with Christopher Newfield
[Citation]

2010

Oct
2010

Review of The Scientific Life: A Moral History of a Late Modern Vocation
[Citation]

Jun
2010

Avoiding Network Failure: the Case of the National Nanotechnology Initiative
[Citation]

May
2010

Obama'nın İlk Yılı (Obama's First Year)
 
[Citation]

Mar
2010

Is the Corporation a Social Partner? The Case of Nanotechnology
[Citation]

2009

Oct
2009

Risky Business: Why Public is Losing to Private in American Research
[Citation]

2008

Fall
2008

Review of Emerson and Eros: The Making of a Cultural Hero
 
[Citation]

Feb
2008

A Statue Made of Smoke: The Board of Trustees in the New American University
[Citation]

Jan
2008

Review of The Shock of the Old: Technology and Global History since 1900
[Citation]

2007

Oct
2007

The Corporation
 
[Citation]

2006

2005

Jun
2005*

Review of Ivory Tower and Industrial Innovation: University-Industry Technology Transfer Before and After the Bayh-Dole Act
[Citation]

Spring
2005

The Future of the Old Economy: New Deal Motives in New Economy Investors
[Citation]

2004

Jan
2004

La France, Version Américaine
 
[Citation]

2003

2003

Diversity in the Age of Pseudointegration
[Citation]

2002

Winter
2002

Review of The Burdens of Intimacy: Psychoanalysis and Victorian Intimacy
[Citation]

Jun
2002

Democratic Passions: Reconstructing Individual Agency
[Citation]

May
2002

"Few of Our Seeds Ever Came Up at All": A Dialogue on Hawthorne, Delany, and the Work of Affect in Visionary Utopias
[Citation]

1999

1999

The Professor-Manager and the Artist-Bureaucrat
[Citation]

1998

1998

The Professor-Manager and the Artist-Bureaucrat
[Citation]

1998

Whiteness and Meritocracy: An Interview
[Citation]

1997

Feb
1997

White Philosophy - Reprint
[Citation]

1996

Oct
1996

Idealism
[Citation]

Oct
1996

Not-Me
[Citation]

Jul
1996

Guillaume Oegger
[Citation]

Jul
1996

Sampson Reed
[Citation]

1996

Multiculturalism's Unfinished Business
[Citation]

Jan
1996

White Philosophy - Reprint
[Citation]

1995

1994

Dec
1994

What Was 'Political Correctness'?: Race, the Right, and Managerial Democracy in the Humanities - Reprint
[Citation]

Summer
1994

White Philosophy
 
 
[Citation]

1993

Autumn
1993

Democracy and Male Homoeroticism
 
 
[Citation]

1992

Autumn
1992

Controlling the Voice: Emerson's Early Theory of Language
[Citation]

May
1992

Ignore the Pressure: Academic Freedom and Cultural Dissent
[Citation]

1991

Autumn
1991

A Teacher for Democratizing Liberalism: A Response to Teachers for a Democratic Culture
[Citation]

1989

Winter
1989

The Politics of Male Suffering: Masochism and Hegemony in The American Renaissance
[Citation]

1988

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Public Service Writing and Presentations

Feb
2016

Budget Cuts at San Francisco State
KCSB.

Nov
2015

Thorstein Veblen’s Relevance Today: Higher Learning in America 100 Years Later
KCSB.

Jul
2015

The State of Universities in the Knowledge Economy: Report on the Porto Workshops
KCSB.

Jun
2015

Final Outcomes of the UC Budget Negotiations
KCSB.

Feb
2015

Report on the Universities in the Knowledge Economy Conference in New Zealand
KCSB.

Feb
2015

Alternatives to the Anglophone University
University of Auckland Television.

Nov
2014

How Financial Aid Creates Student Debt
KCSB.

Nov
2014

State of the University of California 50 Years After the Free Speech Movement
KZYX, Fresno.

Nov
2014

Are UC’s Tuition Hikes a Good Idea?
Up Front, KPFA.

May
2014

UC Admissions 2014
Evening News, KCSB.

Presentations and Invited Lectures

Nov
2016

The Great Mistake: Rebuilding the Public University
Washington State University.
[Details]

Oct
2016

Why Don’t Universities Support Racial Equality?
James E. McLeod Lecture on Higher Education, Washington University in St. Louis.
[Details]

Sep
2016

International Dimensions of the University Business
Utopian Universities Colloquium, University of York, UK.
[Details]

Aug
2016

Why University Experimentation Requires Free Tuition
Knowledge Futures Symposium, University of Cape Town, South Africa.
[Details]

Aug
2016

Facing the Public University Decline Cycle
Knowledge Futures Symposium, Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research (WISER), Johannesburg, South Africa.
[Details]

July
2016

Effects of Quantification on Student Learning
Limits of the Numerical Workshop, University of Cambridge.
[Details]

Jun
2016

Rebundling the University
UNIKE, Copenhagen, Denmark.
[Details]

Jun
2016

Market-Driven or Open-Ended Education?
UNIKE, Copenhagen, Denmark.
[Details]

Jun
2016

Literature & Economy
Cultural Studies Association, Villanova University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
[Details]

May
2016

The Great Mistake: How Private-Sector Models Damage Public Universities, and How to Stop It
University of Nevada, Reno.
[Details]

Apr
2016

Comments on Critical University Studies
Miami University, Oxford, OH.
[Details]

Apr
2016

Seminar on Multi-disciplinary University Redesign
University of Texas at Austin.
[Details]

Mar
2016

Financializing Universities
Western Political Science Association, San Diego, California.
[Details]

Mar
2016

Next University
American University of Beirut, Lebanon.
[Details]

Mar
2016

The Great Mistake: How Private-Sector Models Damage Public Universities, and How to Stop It
Syracuse University, New York.
[Details]

Feb
2016

The Great Mistake: How Private-Sector Models Damage Public Universities, and How to Stop It
University of Wyoming.
[Details]

Jan
2016

Students in the Corporate University
University of Washington, Seattle, Washington.
[Details]

Dec
2015

The Limits of the Numerical: Metrics and the Humanities in Higher Education
University of Cambridge, UK.
[Details]

Dec
2015

Comments on Universities and Think Tanks in the European Union
UNIKE workshop, University of Oslo, Norway.
[Details]

Nov
2015

What Has Happened to Solar Innovation?
Democratizing Governance Conference, UC Santa Barbara.
[Details]

July
2015

Group Dynamics in Research Teams: Commentary on UNIKE
Education Faculty, University of Porto, Portugal.
[Details]

Jun
2015

American Studies in Europe Today
Berlin, Germany.
[Details]

Jun
2015

Theory and Education in American Studies
University of Berlin, Germany.
[Details]

Jun
2015

Recent Developments in Innovation Theory
Legislative Committee on Industry, Legislature for Rheinland-Wesphalia, Düsseldorf, Germany.
[Details]

Feb
2015

Neoliberalism and Education
Neoliberalism + Biopolitics Conference, UC Berkeley.
[Details]

Feb
2015

The Price of Privatization: Some Effects of a Failed Strategy and How to Stop It
University of Oregon.
[Details]

Feb
2015

What Happened to Solar Innovation
Energy Challenges in the Developing World workshop, Interdisciplinary Humanities Center, UC Santa Barbara.
[Details]

Feb
2015

Report on the Universities in the Knowledge Economy Conference in New Zealand
KCSB, UC Santa Barbara.
[Details]

Feb
2015

Alternatives to the Anglophone University
University of Auckland Television.
[Details]

Jan
2015

The Meaning of ‘Public’ in Public University
MLA Subconference, Vancouver.
[Details]

Jan
2015

Reforming the English Major—Again
Critical University Studies Panel, Modern Languages Association Conference, Vancouver.
[Details]

Nov
2014

How Financial Aid Creates Student Debt
KCSB, UC Santa Barbara.
[Details]

Nov
2014

State of the University of California 50 Years After the Free Speech Movement
KZYX, Fresno.
[Details]

Oct
2014

Free Speech and a Free UC
The Operation of the Machine: UC Then and Now, UC Berkeley.
[Details]

Jun
2014

The Future of Public Universities
London School of Economics.
[Details]

May
2014

The Humanities in Research Education
UCLA Dean’s Forum on the Humanities.
[Details]

Apr
2014

Remarks to the Humanities Advisory Committee
University of Iowa.
[Details]

Apr
2014

Remarks to the Project on Rhetoric of Inquiry
University of Iowa.
[Details]

Nov
2013

How Not to Fix Our Public Universities: An Overview of the American Case
Privatisation and Crisis in Higher Education, SOAS, London.
[Details]

Nov
2013

Elements of a Post-Capitalist University
10th Annual Historical Materialism Conference: "Making the World Working Class," SOAS, London.
[Details]

Oct
2013

Can Humanities and Social Science Faculty Collaborate? Notes from a 5-Year NSF Grant
Universities in the Knowledge Economy, Copenhagen, Denmark.
[Details]

Oct
2013

How Not to Fix Our Public Universities: An Overview of the American Case
EPOKE Seminar Lecture, Copenhagen, Denmark.
[Details]

Mar
2013

The Destruction of Creativity? Literary vs. Innovation Theory
Pratt Institute.
[Details]

Feb
2013

21st Century English Departments: Notes on the Liberal and Practical Arts
Pace University.
[Details]

Feb
2013

It’s Not a STEM World After All: Notes on the Liberal and Practical Arts
College Arts and Humanities Institute, Indiana University.
[Details]

Nov
2012

The Impact of the Elections on Public Universities
UC Los Angeles.

Oct
2012

The Elections Will Not Save Us: The Paradigm Shift that Could
UC Santa Barbara.

Oct
2012

It’s Not a STEM World After All: Notes on the Liberal and Practical Arts
Michigan Technological University.
[Details]

Sep
2012

The Permanence of the Public University Budget Crisis: Some Changes Since 2009
UC Berkeley.
[Details]

Sep
2012

American Studies and Knowledge Ecologies
University of Bonn, Germany.

May
2012

The Future University
Arts Center Inaugural, University of Umeå, Sweden.
[Details]

May
2012

Does Innovation Theory Need the Humanities?
HUMLab, University of Umeå, Sweden.
[Details]

May
2012

Does Innovation Theory Need Cultural Study?
University of Freiburg.
[Details]

Mar
2012

Academic Senate Budget Overview Then and Now: Is There Progress since 2007
UC Santa Barbara.
[Details]

Mar
2012

Current Humanities Research on Cultural Knowledge Production: Four Responses
USC, Los Angeles.
[Details]

Feb
2012

The Future of the University of California in the Age of Privatization
UC Irvine.
[Details]

Nov
2011

Rebuilding the Public University: From the Innovation Economy to Craft Society
McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario.

Nov
2011

Solar Innovation: The Case of Germany
American Anthropological Association, Montréal, Québec.

Nov
2011

Solar Innovation: The Case of Germany
SNET, Tempe, Arizona.

Oct
2011

Craft Practice in the Academy: Seminar on Sennett and Rancière
Reed College.

Oct
2011

Ruin and Rebirth in the American University: How to Reverse Decline
Reed College.

Oct
2011

How to Put Educational Quality on the Agenda
Portland State University.

Oct
2011

Ruin and Rebirth in the American University: How to Reverse Decline
Portland State University.

Oct
2011

The Innovation Conspiracy: Ruin and Rebirth in the American University
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

Oct
2011

Obama and the Effects of Conservative Affect
American Studies Association, Baltimore.

Oct
2011

Budget Cuts and Graduate Labor
American Studies Association, Baltimore.

Jul
2011

Unfunding the Humanities: The Case for Seccession
Cambridge University.

Jun
2011

California's Over: the Fall and Rise of the Public Sector Origins of the Golden State
6th International Conference In Interpretive Policy Analysis, University of Cardiff, UK.

May
2011

Budget Attacks on Public Higher Education
Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities, Cambridge University.

May
2011

Open Source Nano for the ‘Developing’ World?
INRA, Ivry-sur-Seine.

Mar
2011

Why are they Whacking Higher Ed?: Some Lessons from the US
Goldsmiths College, University of London.

Jan
2011

The View from 2020: How Universities Came Back
MLA Convention, Los Angeles.

Jan
2011

The View from 2020: How Universities Came Back
MLA Counterconference, Loyola Law School, Los Angeles.

Jan
2011

Blogging and Academic Activism
MLA Convention, Los Angeles.

Nov
2010

The Decline of the Anti-Common: an English Professor Among Nanotechnologists
Duke University.

Nov
2010

The Endless Squeeze on Higher Ed: How it is Working, What They Want
American Studies Association Convention Presidental Plenary, San Antonio.

Nov
2010

The Rise and Fall of Global English? The Impact of Immersion Programs on American Languages
American Studies Association of Turkey, Alanya.

Nov
2010

America’s Wrongful Modernity: Hawthrone on Puritan Psychology
University, Istanbul.

Oct
2010

Introduction: The Crisis of the Public University and the Future of the Humanities
UC Berkeley.

Oct
2010

Is Nanotechnology Changing Technology Transfer?
S.NET Conference, Darmstadt, Germany.

Sep
2010

Nanotechnology, Quantum Dots, and Open Source
Nanorama, Lorient, France.

Jun
2010

Can the US National Innovation System Work for Low- and Medium-Income Countries?
INRA, Ivry-sur-Seine.

Jun
2010

Some Psychological Implications of Obama’s First Year as President
University of Freiburg.

May
2010

Quelques mauvaises idées budgétaires américaines qui attendent leur application universitaire en Europe: pourquoi les éviter?
Université de Toulouse-Mirail.

May
2010

The End of the Public University and the Beginning of the Next
UC Santa Barbara.

May
2010

Innovation Troubles: Could a Better Public Narrative Help Solar Energy?
Center for Nanotechnology in Society, UC Santa Barbara.

May
2010

The End of the Public University and the Beginning of the Next
Robert Eliot Memorial Lecture, Literature Department, UC San Diego.

May
2010

Redefining the Public Mission University
University of Washington-Seattle.

May
2010

The End of the American University: What Coes Next?
New Universities Keynote, University of Washington-Boethell.

May
2010

The End of the American University: What Comes Next?
American Studies Program, UC Davis.

May
2010

Restoring the Public University
Department Chairs’ First Annual John Gemello Academic Leadership Symposium, San Francisco State University.

May
2010

Unmaking the Public University Two Years Later
Vampire Slayers Project, San Francisco State University.

May
2010

The End of the American University: What Comes Next?
Center for Social Theory and Comparative History, UC Los Angeles.

Apr
2010

Is the West Facing an Innovation Crisis?
States of Innovation (Université de Lyon 3 & ENS-Lyon).

Apr
2010

What Happened to Solar?: A Case Study in Innovation Failure
States of Innovation (Université de Lyon 3 & ENS-Lyon).

Feb
2010

What’s Left of Obama’s Presidency?
Bo?aziçi University, Istanbul, Turkey.

Dec
2009

Academic Crisis: What Should Graduate Students Do?
Modern Languages Association (in absentia).

Dec
2009

The End of the American Funding Model: What Comes Next?
FOREDUC, University of Paris – X, Nanterre.

Nov
2009

Remarks on Art-Sci Innovation and Jim Gimzewski
Institute Méditerranéen de Recherches Avancées, Marseille.

Sep
2009

Structure and Silence of the Cognotariat
Meeting on the Perils and Opportunities of the Internationalisation of Higher Education, Université de Lausanne.

Jun
2009

Premonitions of Deliverance: The University and Global Change
Conference on the Global University, La Sapienza, Roma.

Jun
2009

What is Open Innovation at the Nanoscale
CNRS Meeting on Nanotechnology and Global Development, Ivry-sur-Seine.

May
2009

Collaboration at the Nanoscale
Presentation to National Science Foundation site team, Center for Nanotechnology and Society, UC Santa Barbara.

Jan
2009

Collaboration at the Nanoscale: Does it Accelerate Innovation?
UC Santa Barbara.

Jan
2009

The Obama Administration and the Knowledge Economy
University of Paris 10 – Nanterre.

Dec
2008

Ending the Budget Wars: Funding the Humanities during a Crisis in Higher Education
Modern Languages Association, San Francicso.

Nov
2008

Studying Innovation Networks: Internet is Better as Form than Function
Institut Méditerranéen de Recherches Avancées, Marseille, France.

Oct
2008

Accelerating the Crisis: The American University Abroad
Amerian Studies Association Convention, Albequerque, NM.

Oct
2008

Inside the UC Budget Bureaucracy: An Adventure in Critical Ethnography
Center for Critical Ethnography, University of California at Irvine.

Oct
2008

Can Industry Funding Save Research: Comparing the United States and France
“Université de l’Automne” de Sauvons la Recherche, Conseil régional de Midi-Pyrénées, Toulouse.

Jun
2008

DARPA’s Impact on Photovoltaic Research
Conference on Tracking the Hidden Developmental State, Institute for International Studies, UC Berkeley.

May
2008

Quantum Dots and 3G Photovoltaics: Research of the Innovation Group
NSF Site Visit, Center for Nanotechnology and Society, UC Santa Barbara.

Apr
2008

The Problem with Privatization
Philosophy Department, University of North Texas.

Apr
2008

The Budget Wars on the 1960s
Humanities Center, University of California, Irvine.

Mar
2008

Budgetary Trends at the University of California (Problems for Basic Research)
Meeting of the Council of Chancellors, the University of California.

Feb
2008

The University at the Crossroads: A U.S. Social Crisis
Université de Paris X - Nanterre.

Dec
2007

Privatization and Pleasure
Modern Languages Association (via panel colleague).

Dec
2007

The Squeeze Doctrine: Origins of a US Culture of Force
Central European University, Budapest.

Dec
2007

Race and the American Social Model
Centre d’Etudes Politiques, Université de Paris VIII - Saint-Denis.

Oct
2007

Activism and Anti-Privatization
American Studies Association (via panel colleague).

Apr
2007

Quantum Dots and Intellectual Property: Research of the Innovation Group
National Advisory Board Review Center for Nanotechnology and Society, UC Santa Barbara.

Mar
2007

Quantum Dots and Intellectual Property: Research of the Innovation Group
Center for Nanotechnology and Society, UC Santa Barbara.

Mar
2007

The Impact of Race on the History of Technology
History Department, Drexel University.

Jan
2007

The Corruption of Academic Knowledge Production
Literature Department, Duke University.

Oct
2006

The Corporation and Culture
American Studies Association, Oakland, CA.

May
2006

American Business Culture and Sustainable Global Development
Institut de l’études européens, Université de Paris - VIII.

May
2006

Intellectual Property and the Creative Process
Atlanta Science and Technology Conference, Georgia Institute of Technology.

May
2006

Creativity and US Business Culture
Institut de l’études européens, Université de Paris - VIII.

May
2006

A Game the West Can Win? Innovation, the University, and the High-Tech Economy
Institut de l’études européens, Université de Paris - VIII.

May
2006

Where’s My Flying Car?
Center for Nanotechnology in Society, UC Santa Barbara.

Apr
2006

Tocqueville’s Analysis of American Business Culture
Institut de l’études européens, Université de Paris - VIII.

Apr
2006

American Business and the Culture of Force in U.S. Foreign Policy
Institut de l’études européens, Université de Paris - VIII.

Apr
2006

Work in America: Moguls, Temp Slaves and Immigrants
Institut de l’études européens, Université de Paris - VIII.

Mar
2006

Governance and Creativity in Nanoscale Research
Tomorrow’s People Conference, Said Business School, University of Oxford.

Mar
2006

What is American Business Culture?
Institut de l’études européens, Université de Paris - VIII.

Feb
2006

Middle-Class Roots of the Culture of Force
Middle Eastern Studies Center, New York University.

Jan
2006

The University in an Age of Commercial Research: Where will the Bologna Process Take Europe’s Universities?
Instituts für Nordamerikastudien, Albert-Ludwig Universität, Freiburg, Berlin, Germany.

Jan
2006

Why Do the Culture Wars Continue, and What Do They Mean?
des John F. Kennedy-Instituts für Nordamerikastudien der Freien Universität Berlin, Germany.

Nov
2005

Cultural Origins of the American Culture of Force
Colloque Cultures impériales; perspectives transatlantiques sur les empires, Université de Paris X-Nanterre.

Nov
2005

Interdisciplinarity in an International Context
American Studies Association Convention, Washington, DC.

Jun
2005

What is Cultural Studies Today?
North Carolina A&T, Greensboro, NC.

Jun
2005

Business Studies and the Liberal Arts
North Carolina A&T, Greensboro, NC.

Jun
2005

The Culture of Force in US Foreign Policy
Law and Society Association National Convention, Las Vegas , NV.

May
2005

The Humanities in the Age of Technology Transfer
Cloning Cultures Conference, UC Humanities Research Institute, Irvine, CA.

Jan
2005

The Place of the Humanities in the “Corporate University&rdquo
American Association of Colleges and Universities National Convention, San Francisco, CA.

Dec
2004

Cultural Studies and Cultural Policy
Goldsmiths College, University of London.

Nov
2004

Revolution and Administration
American Studies Association Convention, Atlanta, GA..

Nov
2004

Shame in the University
Public Feelings Panel, American Studies Association Convention, Atlanta, GA.

Jun
2004

The Humanities in the Age of Technology Transfer
University of Bonn, Germany.

Dec
2003

Cultural Conflicts in US-EU Foreign Policy
Université de Paris VIII.

Nov
2003

The Cultural Roots of US Foreign Policy
American Studies Association, Hartford, Conn.

Jun
2003

Diversity in the Age of Pseudointegration
Dartmouth College.

May
2003

Diversity in the Age of Pseudointegration
UC Santa Cruz.

Mar
2003

Literature in the New Economy
University of Washington, Seattle.

Dec
2002

Diversity in the Age of Pseudointegration
Modern Languages Association, New York.

Dec
2002

Old Before its Time: The Problem of the Post-60s Generation
Modern Languages Association, New York.

Nov
2002

Economy and Affect: A Response
American Studies Association, Houston.

Nov
2002

Technology Transfer from the “Other Side” of Campus
UC Office of the President, Patent Coordinator’s Meeting, Oakland.

May
2002

Does Diversity Have a Theory?
Theories of American Culture, Free University Berlin.

Dec
2001

The University Sources of the New Economy
Modern Languages Association, New Orleans.

Dec
2001

The Fate of Affect in Hawthorne’s Blithedale Romance
Modern Languages Association, New Orleans.

Nov
2001

The University Sources of the New Economy
American Studies Association, Washington, DC.

May
2001

Social Effects of Mergers and Acquisitions
Copenhagen Business School.

May
2001

Innovation and Finance in the DotCom Start-Up
Copenhagen Business School.

May
2001

The Role of Innovation in the DotCom Start-Up
Copenhagen Business School.

May
2001

Business Studies and Cultural Studies
Copenhagen Business School.

May
2001

Acquisitions and the Impact on Innovation
Copenhagen Business School.

May
2001

Five Models of Mergers and Acquisitions in Recent Research
Copenhagen Business School.

May
2001

Diversity Management: The Case of Jonah Creighton
Copenhagen Business School.

Apr
2001

Creativity in a Non-Dotcom: The Limits of the New Economy
Social Sciences Research Council conference on the New Economy, Emory University.

Oct
2000

Neoliberalism or Neohumanism
American Studies Association, Detroit, MI.

Feb
2000

Charlie Schwartz v. UC Finance
California Studies Association, San Diego.

Oct
1999

Indigenous Capitalism in a Global Age
American Studies Association, Montréal.

Apr
1999

Capital in the Cubicles: Notes on a Culture War
Business Culture conference keynote address, San Jose State University.

Apr
1999

Emerson’s Individualism and the ‘New Economy,’
University of Michigan Business School.

Apr
1999

Is There a ‘Consensus’ Multiculturalism?
Indiana University.

Nov
1998

Global Diversity and Corporate Culture
American Studies Association, Seattle.

Sep
1998

Private Prisons in the Global Order
Critical Resistance: Beyond the Prison-Industrial Complex, UC Berkeley.

May
1998

The American Humanities in a Corporate Society
University of Chicago.

Apr
1998

The Concept of Business Revolution
University of Michigan Business School.

Feb
1998

The Cultures of American Finance
Duke University.

Oct
1997

American Studies and Corporate Trainers
American Studies Association, Washington DC.

Jun
1997

The Professor-Managers
Public Intellectuals and the Future of Graduate Education, University of Chicago.

Apr
1997

Whiteness and Meritocracy
Lecture Series on “Whiteness,” University of Kentucky.

Dec
1996

Business Culture and the Erosion of Markets
Modern Languages Association Convention, Washington, DC.

Dec
1996

Emerson These Days
The Greenfield Code, KCTV, Santa Barbara.

*Nov
1996

After Political Correctness: The Humanities and Society in the 1990s
Keynote address, American Studies Association of Turkey Seminar, Izmir.

Nov
1996

From Multiculturalism to Diversity Management
American Studies Association of Turkey Seminar, Izmir.

Nov
1996

The New Self: Emerson’s and Ours
Bogaziçi University, Istanbul.

Nov
1996

The Future of American Studies
Bogaziçi University, Istanbul.

Oct
1996

Corporate Culture Wars
UC Santa Barbara Community Relations Symposium.

Jul
1996

The New Self: Emerson’s and Ours
USIS lecture, UC Santa Barbara.

Jul
1996

Six American Nations: Puritan to Multi-national America
USIA lecture, UC Santa Barbara.

Jan
1996

American Culture and Corporate Culture
Two day symposium leader, San Diego State University.

Oct
1995

Race and Meritocracy
UC San Diego.

Aug
1995

Multiculturalism and Affirmative Action
German-American Symposium, UC Humanities Research Institute.

Apr
1995

Liberal Racism and the Attack on Affirmative Action
UC San Diego.

Dec
1994

The Genesis of Liberal Racism
Modern Languages Association Convention, San Diego.

Oct
1994

Corporate Pleasures for a Corporate Planet
American Studies Association Convention, Nashville.

Apr
1994

Cultural Studies, Budget Studies
Conference on "Knowledges: Production, Distribution, Revision," University of Minnesota.

Jun
1993

The Public Humanities
Institute on Culture, Carnegie Mellon University.

Mar
1993

Practical Culture: The Crisis of the Liberal Arts in the Poetry of James Thomson
Presidential Inaugural, Reed College, Portland, OR.

Mar
1993

Post-Humanism and Post-Humanities
Sociology Colloquium, UC Santa Barbara.

Dec
1992

Lesbian and Gay Studies and Social Theory
Modern Language Association Convention, New York.

Mar
1992

Capital Read Derrida, Response to Judith Butler's "Bodies that Matter,"
USC Center for the Study of Women and Men.

Feb
1992

Race and `PC' in the University
In a series Six Views of Political Correctness, Channel 21, Santa Barbara, CA.

Dec
1991

Introduction: Ignore the Pressure
Modern Languages Association Convention, San Francisco.

Aug
1991

The Status of Politics in Literature and Sociology
Society for the Study of Social Problems, Cincinnati OH.

Jun
1991

New Ethnicities: Race without Politics
Institute on Culture, University of Oregon.

Dec
1990

Collectivity: Pragmatism and Popularity
Modern Languages Association Annual Convention, Chicago.

Nov
1990

Physical Relations: Male Bonding and Domesticity
American Studies Association Convention, New Orleans, LA.

Oct
1990

Neopragmatism's Domestic Fictions
Western Humanities Conference, Berkeley, CA.

Dec
1989

'Disgusting Fictions': Penny Pornography and the Antebellum Urban Masses
Modern Language Association Convention, Washington DC.

Nov
1989

'Disgusting Fictions': Penny Pornography and the Antebellum Urban Masses
American Studies Association Convention, Washington DC.

May
1989

The Politics of Male Suffering: Ambivalence as Domination in the American Renaissance
Meeting of the International Association for Philosophy and Literature, Emory University, Atlanta, GA.

Mar
1989

The Masses in James's The American Scene
Northeast Modern Language Association, Wilmington DE.

Jan
1989

Autonomous and Corporate Subjectivity in Emerson's `Prospects,'
University of California, Santa Barbara.

Nov
1988

Frederic Remington's Permanent Revolution
Houston Museum of Fine Arts.

Nov
1988

Hawthorne, Patriarchal Consensus, and Social Class
Texas American Studies Association, Wichita Falls, Texas.

Oct
1988

Male Power, Male Pathos: The Death of Dimmesdale
South Central Modern Languages Association convention.

Feb
1988

The Politics of Male Suffering
Cultural Studies Symposium, Rice University.

Apr
1987

Romance and Failure in James's American Scene
Northeastern Modern Language Association convention.

Jan
1987

Collectives and Natural Law in Emerson's 'Worship,'
Rice University, Houston TX.

Jan
1987

Collectives and Natural Law in Emerson's 'Worship,'
University of Oregon, Eugene OR.

Jan
1987

Collectives and Natural Law in Emerson's 'Worship,'
American University, Washington DC.

Sep
1986

Troping and Positing in Paul de Man's Reading of Nietzsche
Fin de Siècle Readings: The Twentieth Century in Our Time, Cornell University.

Jun
1986

'Nobody Drops His Domino': Emerson on Other People
Emerson Symposium, Cornell University.

Jun
1986

Stephen Whicher and the Romanticism of Recent Emerson Commentary
Emerson Symposium, Cornell University.