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Nikki Jones, social science editor of The Public Intellectual, is featured in a Chronicle of Higher Education article about bridging the academic/public divide. Read it here.

The Public Intellectual is mentioned on bookforum.com:

From The Public Intellectual, an interview with Barry Krisberg on gang policy; why we punish LGBT kids — especially when they’re not white — and how we might stop; the economy is down — shouldn’t violent crime be up?; and has the Obama administration made good on campaign promises for criminal justice reform?

Read the rest of the round-up on the American prison state here.

The Informant, part of NPR’s Argo blog network, devotes a post to The Public Intellectual, highlighting Angela Irvine’s piece on LGBT kids in juvenile detention.

The new magazine, Public Intellectual, has dedicated its inaugural issue to matters of policing and surveillance, and is well worth taking a look at. One piece in particular that might be of interest to Informant readers is by Angela Irvine, who helped run an investigation into experiences of LGBT youth in the criminal justice system for the Annie E. Casey Foundation.

Read the rest of the post here.

The Public Intellectual is featured in Times Higher Education. Here’s part of the story:

Between peer-reviewed journals and popular journalism lies a gap in which “the new knowledge, valuable critical insight, and fresh perspectives that academia produces” can be brought from behind pay walls to the wider readership it deserves.

That is the belief of the scholars behind The Public Intellectual, a new online magazine due to be launched in March, which is seeking submissions from researchers in the humanities or social sciences and plans to cover issues such as civil rights, race, feminism, sexuality, immigration and more. It is due to be published several times a year in an open-access format, although readers will have to pay for the planned iPad and Kindle e-reader editions.

The magazine is the brainchild of three American women who met at graduate school. Heather Tirado Gilligan, editor and publisher, studied for a PhD at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, before becoming a journalist, but her collaborators remain within the academy. Nikki Jones, social science editor, is an associate professor of sociology at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and Jane Elliott, humanities editor, a lecturer in English and related literature at the University of York.

Read the rest of the interview with humanities editor Jane Elliott here.