Articles in Writer’s Corner
The Public Intellectual has been for us a fascinating experiment in bringing academic work to a general audience. We are very proud of the writing that has appeared on the site. We have been heartened by the support of our readers and the generosity of the writers who have worked with us since our launch last year. We have decided, however, that the project should end.
Mike O’Malley is a historian at George Mason University and an early innovator in digital media and history. He started experimenting with digital technology in the classroom in 1994, and is starting a grant-funded, open access journal called American History Now. Will this digital model upend the traditional peer review model? And would such a disruption necessarily be negative? Mike tackles those questions here.
Welcome to the second issue of The Public Intellectual. This time around, our focus is on gender, and we’re presenting our content a little differently – we’ll be rolling out new articles on our special topic throughout the month of July.
Social Science editor Nikki Jones interviews Herbert Gans, advocate of public sociology and professor emeritus at Columbia University. Jones is the co-editor of a collection of interviews with leading sociologists, Sociologists Backstage: Answers to 10 Questions About What They Do.
Welcome to The Public Intellectual. Our goal is simple: to create a publication where academics can offer their expert analysis of pressing social problems in an accessible journalistic style. Our mission is clear, but our motivations are more complicated.