Christopher Newfield is a professor in the English Department at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He received his PhD in American literature from Cornell University in 1988, and his central interests include American culture after 1830, with particular attention to fiction since 1940; race; sexuality; affect; crime; California; and corporate culture. Professor Newfield is the author of Unmaking the Public University: The 40-Year Assault on the Middle Class (Harvard University Press, 2008) and The Great Mistake: How We Wrecked Public Universities and How We Can Fix Them (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2016), and he runs the Remaking the University blog.
Field of Dreams: Public Higher Education in the United States
Paul Reitter and Chad Wellmon review Christopher Newfield’s new book on public universities....