Cary Nelson

Cary Nelson is Jublilee Professor of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is also the national president of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP). Among his twenty-five books are Manifesto of a Tenured Radical (also published by NYU) and the landmark coedited collection Cultural Studies.


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  1. No University Is an Island
    The modern university is sustained by academic freedom; it guarantees higher education’s independence, its quality, and its success in educating students. The need to uphold those values would seem obvious. Yet the university... Learn More
    Published: 3rd February 2010
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  2. How the University Works
    Uncovers the labor exploitation occurring in universities across the countryAs much as we think we know about the modern university, very little has been said about what it's like to work there. Instead of the high-wage, high-profit... Learn More
    Published: 1st January 2008
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  3. Manifesto of a Tenured Radical
    In an age when innovative scholarly work is at an all-time high, the academy itself is being rocked by structural change. Funding is plummeting. Tenure increasingly seems a prospect for only the elite few. Ph.D.'s are going begging... Learn More
    Published: 1st April 1997
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