Ronald Strickland

Ron Strickland


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Department Chair, Humanities

Professor of Literature, Humanities

  • PhD, Syracuse University


Ron Strickland is the author and editor of essays, collections and journal issues on pedagogical and curricular issues in literary and cultural studies.  He is also the creator of a widely-viewed series of internet lectures on topics in literature and cultural theory.  His current research focuses on the institutional and cultural politics of the Humanities in higher education.

Recent Publications

  • “Western Marxism and the Concept of Ideology Critique.” VNU Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities, Vol. 28, No. 5E (2012), 47-56. Read More
  • "Learning to Learn, Learning to Earn, Learning to Consume: Neoliberalism and American Higher Education", American Studies Journal of Ukraine, March 2011, 120-7.
  • "Never Grow Up, Never Grow Old: Postmodernism and the Infantilization of American Culture." In Crestianicov, Helen, ed. Sailing Uncharted Waters. Chisinau: University of Moldova Press, 2009, 71-79.
  • "The Humanities and their Boundaries." JAC (Journal of Advanced Composition), Fall, 2006, 657-76. Read More
  • "The Decline of Privilege and the Rise of Privatization in Public Higher Education." In Toward Deprivatized Pedagogy, edited by Diana C. Bell and Margaret Nugent. Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press, 2006, 207-17.
  • "Nothing that is Human is Alien to Me: Neoliberalism and the End of Bildung." Révue des Littératures de l'Union Européenne, September 2005, 29-40. Read More
  • "Gender, Class and Vocationalism in the Corporate University." Genders 35 (Spring 2002). Read More
  • Growing Up Postmodern: Neoliberalism and the War on the Young (editor and introduction) Washington: Rowman and Littlefield, 2002.

Recent Presentations

  • Strickland, R. L., “Neoliberal Advertising and the Post-American Century.” Presented at the Crossroads Cultural Studies Conference, Universite de Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris France, July 6, 2012.
  • Strickland, R. L. “Globalization and US Higher Education.” University of Buea, Cameroon, June 6, 2012 (Invited Guest Lecture)