Scott McLemee writes the weekly column Intellectual Affairs for Inside Higher Ed and is part of the editorial staff for Jacobin magazine. A collection of his essays is now under contract with OR Books.
From 1995 until 2001, he was contributing editor for Lingua Franca. Between 2001 and 2005, he covered scholarship in the humanities as senior writer at The Chronicle of Higher Education. He has served on the board of directors of the National Book Critics Circle and in 2004 received the NBCC’s award for excellence in reviewing.
He is willing to write about himself in the third person, if necessary, but tries not to make a habit of it