NEW BOOK COMING WITH PRINCETON UNIVERSITY PRESS
BOOK REVIEWING IN UNCERTAIN TIMES
ARTICLES & PUBLICATIONS
NEW BOOK: INSIDE THE CRITICS’ CIRCLE
How and why critics do what they do as the cultural terrain is shifting below their feet.
WHAT IS AN ETHNIC-WRITER?
Exploring when the race, ethnicity, and/or nationality of novelists are singled out by critics in reviews and the consequences this can have for how books are valued.
THE POLITICS OF MEAN REVIEWS
Exploring the tensions and temptations that come with writing negative reviews.
A SCIENTIFIC METHOD FOR BOOK REVIEWING?
Book critics explain how they concretely go about reading and assessing novels. Taste may be irrational, but reviewers are not.
IS SUBJECTIVITY THE ENEMY OF JOURNALISM?
Bias, emotions, and self-interest as tools in arts reporting.
WHAT COMES AFTER BOURDIEU?
A new agenda for understanding evaluation in art: A post-Bourdieusian sociology of valuation and evaluation for the field of cultural production.
EVERYONE’S A CRITIC?
Openness as a Means to Closure in Cultural Journalism.
THE POWER OF PERSONAS
A look at the world of celebrity chefs and the ways men and women craft their creative identities.
GENDER, SKILL, AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP
Who and what do we value when we work for ourselves?