Detailed Publications List


"Clark Kerr in the Wilderness" The Anglophone University in the 1960s Eds. Jill Pellew and Miles Taylor. Forthcoming 2020. Print.


"Innovation and the Neoliberal University: Notes Towards the Next Phase," Mutant Neoliberalism: Market Rule and Political Rupture (New York: Fordham University Press, 2019).

Review of Jerry Z. Muller, The Tyranny of Metrics , British Journal of Sociology (2019).


"What Is Literary Knowledge of Economy?" The Routledge Companion to Literature and Economics Eds. Michelle Chihara and Matthew Seybold. Routledge, Forthcoming Oct. 2018. Print.

"Yes to the New Education, But What Kind?" PMLA May 2018.

"Student Debt and the Social Functions of Consolidation College" The Debt Age Eds. Jeffrey DiLeo, Peter Hitchcock, and Sophia McClennan. Routledge, July 2018. 197-213 Print.

"Rev of "Remaking College: The Changing Ecology of Higher Education" Eds. Michael W. Kirst and Mitchell L. Stevens. Forthcoming 2018.



“New Roles for Academia? The American University and the Knowledge Economy” Knowledge Landscapes North America Eds. Christian Kloeckner, Simone Knewitz, Sabine Sielke. Heidelberg: Universitätsverlag, Mar. 2016. 23-43. Print.


Saving the Public UniversityDaily Nexus. UCSB, 26 Feb. 2015. Web.

“What are the Humanities For? Rebuilding the Public University.” A New Deal for the Humanities: Liberal Arts and the Future of Public Higher Education Ed. Gordon Hutner, Feisal G. Mohamed. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, Forthcoming 2015. Print.


Christopher Newfield, Daryl Boudreaux. “Learning From Solyndra: Changing Paradigms in the US Innovation System.” Nanotechnology and Development: What’s In It for Emerging Countries? Ed. Shyama V. Ramani. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, Apr. 2014. 39-72. Print.

"At Parliament’s Select Committee Hearing on Student Loans." CRASSH 2014. Web.


“Obama’s Second Half.” The Imaginary and its Worlds: American Literature after the Transnational Turn. Ed. Laura Bieger, Ramon Saldivar, and Johannes Voelz. Hanover: New England University Presses, 2013. Print.

“On 'The Academic Rat Race'.” Teaching and Learning in the Social Sciences March 2013. Print.

Rev. of Searching for Utopia: Universities and Their Histories, by Hannah Holborn Gray. History of Education Quarterly 53.1 18 Mar. 2013: 107-110. Print.


"Does Solar Energy Need a New Innovation Model? The Case of Germany." Little by Little: Expansions of Nanoscience and Emerging Technologies. Ed. Harro van Lente, Christopher Coenen, Torsten Fleischer, Kornelia Konrad, Lotte Krabbenborg, Colin Milburn, Frank Seifert, and François Thoreau. Dordrecht: AKA-Verlag/IOS Press, 2012. Print.

“Is Nanoscale Collaboration Meeting Nanotechnology’s Social Challenge? A Call to Nano-Normalcy.” The Social Life of Nanotechnology. Ed. Barbara Herr Harthorn and John Mohr. New York: Routledge, 2012. Print.

Sally Randles, Jan Youtie, David Guston, Barbara Harthorn, Chris Newfield, Philip Shapira, Fern Wickson, Arie Rip, René Von Schomberg, Nick Pidgeon. "A Trans-Atlantic Conversation on Responsible Innovation and Responsible Governance." Little by Little: Expansions of Nanoscience and Emerging Technologies. Ed. Van Lente, H., Coenen, C., Fleischer, T., Konrad, K., Krabbenborg, L., Milburn, C., Thoreau, F. and Zülsdorf, T.  Heidelberg: Akademische Verlagsgesellschaft, 2012. 169-180. Print.


"Structure and Silence of the Cognotariat" (Japanese translation). revue de la pensée d’aujourd’hui 12 39:10 (2011): 161-173.

“Reflections on the Significance of the Public University: An Interview with Christopher Newfield.” Public Intellectuals Project. MacMaster University, 26 Nov. 2011. Web.

Reinventing Public Universities: From Public Deadlock to Bootleg U.Western Humanities Review Sept. 2011: 6-24. Print.


Rev. of The Scientific Life: A Moral History of a Late Modern Vocation, by Steven Shapin. Technology and Culture 51 Oct. 2010: 1058-1060. Print.

The Structure and Silence of the Cognotariat.Globalisation, Societies and Education 8.2 (2010): 175-189. Print.

“Avoiding Network Failure: the Case of the National Nanotechnology Initiative.” State of Innovation: The U.S. Government’s Role in Technology Development. Ed. Fred Block, Matt Keller. New York: Paradigm Press, 2010.

Obama'n?n ?lk Y?l?.Birkikim (May 17, 2010).

La fin du modèle de financement américain : comment le remplacer?L’economie et societé 44.4 (2010): 603-625. Print.

Bruno, Isabelle. “Can the Cognotariat Speak?e-Flux (2010). Web.

“Is the Corporation a Social Partner?  The Case of Nanotechnology.” Cultural Critique and the Global Corporation. Ed. Purnima Bose, Laura E. Lyons. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2010.

Cold Wars and Culture Wars.A Companion to American Literature. Ed. Paul Lauter. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing, 2010. Print.


“Risky Business: Why Public is Losing to Private in American Research.” Polygraph 21 (2009): 77-95. Print.

Glantz, Stanton. “Ending the California Dream.San Francisco Chronicle 14 July 2009. Web.


Can American Studies Do Economics?American Quarterly 60.4 (2008): 1125-1133. Print.

Rev. of Emerson and Eros: The Making of a Cultural Hero, by Len Gougeon. Emerson Society Papers (2008). Print.

Grandin, Greg. “A Statue Made of Smoke: The Board of Trustees in the New American University.” The University Against Itself: The NYU Strike and the Future of the University Workplace. Ed. Monika Krause, Mary Nolan, Michael Palm, Andrew Ross. New York: NYU Press, 2008. Print.

“The Shock of the Old: A Review.” Nanoscience and Nanosociety. Center for Nanosociety, 6 Jan. 2008. Web.


“The Corporation.” Keywords for American Cultural Studies. Ed. Bruce Burgett, Glenn Hendler. New York: NYU Press, 2007. 66-71. Print.


The Culture of Force.South Atlantic Quarterly 105.1 (2006): 241-263. Print.

Nano-Punk for Tomorrow’s People.eScholarship. UC Santa Barbara: Center for Nanotechnology in Society, 2006. Web.


Rev. of Ivory Tower and Industrial Innovation: University-Industry Technology Transfer Before and After the Bayh-Dole Act, by David Mowery, Richard Nelson, Bhaven Sampat, Arvids Ziedonis. Enterprise and Society 6.2 June 2005: 348-350. Print.

“The Future of the Old Economy: New Deal Motives in New Economy Investors.” Histories of the Future. Ed. Susan Harding, Daniel Rosenberg. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2005. 231 - 254. Print.


“La France, Version Américaine.” Liberation (Paris, France) 9 Jan 2004. Print.


“Diversity in the Age of Pseudointegration.” Theories of American Culture: Theories of American Studies. Ed. Thomas Claviez, Winfried Fluck. Tubingen, Germany: REAL 19, 2003. 83-112. Print.

The Value of Non-Science.Critical Inquiry 29.3 (2003): 508-525. Print.


Rev. of The Burdens of Intimacy: Psychoanalysis and Victorian Intimacy, by Christopher Lane. Victorian Studies 44.2 Winter 2002: 326-28. Print.

“Democratic Passions: Reconstructing Individual Agency.” Materializing Democracy: Towards a Revitalized Cultural Politics. Ed. Russ Castronovo, Dana D. Nelson. Durham: Duke University Press, 2002. 314-344. Print.

Solomon, Melissa. "'Few of Our Seeds Ever Came Up at All': A Dialogue on Hawthorne, Delany, and the Work of Affect in Visionary Utopias.” No More Separate Spheres!: A Next Wave American Studies Reader. Ed. Cathy N. Davidson, Jessamyn Hatcher. Durham: Duke University Press, 2002. 377-408. Print.

Rev. of The California Idea and American Higher Education: 1850 to the 1960 Master Plan, by John A. Douglass. American Literature 74.1 Mar. 2002: 196-98. Print.


"Middlebrow Reading and the Power of Feeling." Rev. of A Feeling for Books: The Book-of-the-Month Club, Literary Taste, and Middle-Class Desire, by Janice A. Radway. American Quarterly 51.4 1 Dec. 1999: 910-920. Print.

"The Professor-Manager and the Artist-Bureaucrat." Activism and the Academy. Spec. issue of Minnesota Review 1999.50-51 (1999). Print.


"The Professor-Manager and the Artist-Bureaucrat." Chicago Humanities Journal 1.1 (1998). Print.

"Whiteness and Meritocracy: An Interview." DisClosure 7 (1998): 85-99. Print.

"Criticism and Cultural Knowledge." Poetics Today 19:3 (1998): 423-438. Print.

"Corporate Culture Wars.Corporate Futures: The Diffusion of the Culturally Sensitive Corporate Form. Ed. George Marcus. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1998: 23-62. Print.


"Recapturing Academic Business." Social Text 51 15.2 (1997): 39-66. Print.

Corporation H.Bodies INCorporated, CD-Rom catalogue essay for installation on art and corporate culture. San Francisco: San Francisco Art Institute, 1997.

Gordon, Avery. "White Philosophy." Critical Inquiry 20.4 (1994): 737-757. Rpt.In Cultural and Literary Critiques of the Concepts of “Race.” Ed. E. Nathaniel Gates. New York: Garland Publishing, 1997. 149-169. Print.


"Idealism." Encyclopedia of Transcendentalism. Ed. Wesley Mott. Westport, CN: Greenwood Press, 1996. Print.

"Not-Me." Encyclopedia of Transcendentalism. Ed. Wesley Mott. Westport, CN: Greenwood Press, 1996. Print.

"Guillaume Oegger." Biographical Dictionary of Transcendentalism. Ed. Wesley Mott. Westport, CN: Greenwood Press, 1996. Print.

"Sampson Reed." Biographical Dictionary of Transcendentalism. Ed. Wesley Mott. Westport, CN: Greenwood Press, 1996. Print.

"Introduction." Mapping Multiculturalism. Ed. Avery Gordon. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1996: 1-16. Print.

"Multiculturalism's Unfinished Business." Mapping Multiculturalism. Ed. Avery Gordon. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1996: 76-114. Print.

Gordon, Avery. "White Philosophy." Critical Inquiry 20.4 (1994): 737-757. Rpt.In Identities. Ed. K Anthony Appiah, Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1996. 380–400. Print.


"Introduction: Going Public." After Political Correctness: The Humanities and Society in the 1990s. Ed. Christopher Newfield, Ronald Strickland. Boulder: Westview Press, 1995: 1-20. Print.


"What Was 'Political Correctness'?:  Race, the Right, and Managerial Democracy in the Humanities." Critical Inquiry 19.2 (1993): 308-336. Rpt.In PC Wars: Politics and Theory in the Academy. Ed. Jeffrey Williams. New York: Routledge, 1994: 109-145. Print.

Gordon, Avery. "White Philosophy." Critical Inquiry 20.4 (1994): 737-757. Print.


"Democracy and Male Homoeroticism." Yale Journal of Criticism 6:2 (1993): 29-62. Print.

Review of Rev. of Conditions Handsome and Unhandsome, by Stanley Cavell. Prose Studies 15.2 1993: 244-47. Print.


"Controlling the Voice: Emerson's Early Theory of Language." ESQ: A Journal of the American Renaissance 38.1 (1992): 1-29. Print.

"Ignore the Pressure: Academic Freedom and Cultural Dissent." Mediations 16.2 (1992): 33-36. Print.


"A Teacher for Democratizing Liberalism: A Response to Teachers for a Democratic Culture.” Mediations 16.1 (1991): 13-15. Print.

"Loving Bondage: Emerson's Ideal Relationships." American Transcendentalist Quarterly 5.3 (1991): 183-193. Print.


"The Politics of Male Suffering: Masochism and Hegemony in The American Renaissance." differences 1.3 (1989): 55-87. Print.


Rev. of Emerson's Epistemology: The Argument of the Essays, by David Van Leer. Nineteenth Century Literature 42.4 (1988): 512-515. Print.