Events

May 28, 2022

A Whole World of Culture Heroes

Plenary Roundtable
Annual Meeting of the Society for U.S. Intellectual History
Nashville, TN

May 28, 2022
April 26, 2022

The Future of Work and Well-being

Panelist
New America Foundation
Washington D.C.

April 26, 2022
February 16, 2022

Business Culture and Social Fabric in America

Guest Lecture
Carroll School of Management
Boston College
Chestnut Hill, MA

February 16, 2022
May 30, 2019

To Each According to Her Need

Invited Speaker
30th Annual Celebration
Cambridge Affordable Housing Trust
Cambridge, MA

May 30, 2019
September 27, 2017

A World Without Passports

Keynote Lecture
Slovene Sociological Association Annual Conference
Otočec, Slovenia

September 27, 2017
October 19, 2016

New Thoughts on Edgar Allen Poe

Boston Lit Crawl
Boston, MA

October 19, 2016
September 27, 2016

The State We Are In

w/Armin Nessehi
Goethe-Institut Boston
Boston, MA

September 27, 2016
April 1, 2016

The Business of Culture Magazines

Yale Journalism Initiative
New Haven, CT

April 1, 2016
February 10, 2016

Almost Everything Very Fast

w/ Christopher Kloeble
Goethe-Institut Boston
Boston, MA

February 10, 2016
January 28, 2016

Remembering Aaron Swartz

w/ Justin Peters
Workbar
Cambridge, MA

January 28, 2016
January 16, 2016

The Story of America’s Literary Underground

City Club of San Diego
San Diego, CA

January 16, 2016
January 14, 2016

The Little Magazine in America

The Denver Forum
Denver, CO

January 14, 2016
September 20, 2015

Three Cheers for George Scialabba!

w/ Noam Chomsky, Barbara Ehrenreich, Thomas Frank, Rick Perlstein, Nikil Saval
The Brattle Theatre
Cambridge, MA

September 20, 2015
July 31, 2015

The Baffler in Baltimore

w/ Alex Pareene
Red Emma’s Book Store
Baltimore, MD

July 31, 2015
April 10, 2015

C. Wright Mills at Columbia

Invited Lecture
Columbia University Libraries
New York, NY

April 10, 2015
March 18, 2015

Venus in Furs

w/ Lucy Ellman
(Le) Poisson Rouge
New York, NY

March 18, 2015
January 22, 2015

The Tsarnaev Trial and the Rest of Us

w/ Noam Chomsky and Kade Crockford
Lilypad
Cambridge, MA

January 22, 2015
October 30, 2014

Sickness and Pelf

w/ Gary Greenberg and George Scialabba
LilyPad
Cambridge, MA

October 30, 2014
October 24, 2014

Liberal Society on the Brink

Guest Lecture
Department of History
University of Santa Barbara, California

October 24, 2014
October 22, 2014

No Future for You

w/ Thomas Frank
City Lights Bookstore
San Francisco, CA

October 22, 2014
October 21, 2014

No Future for You

w/ Thomas Frank
Powell’s City of Books
Portland, OR

October 21, 2014
October 20, 2014

No Future for You

w/ Thomas Frank and Rick Perlstein
Town Hall Seattle
Seattle, WA

October 20, 2014
April 17, 2014

Living with a Wild God

w/ Barbara Ehrenreich
Cambridge Public Library
Cambridge, MA

April 17, 2014
March 26, 2014

James Agee’s Cotton Tenants

Arlington Community Education Center
Arlington, MA

March 26, 2014
September 18, 2013

Celebrate James Agee

w/ Chris Lehmann
Melville House Books
Brooklyn, NY

September 18, 2013
June 17, 2013

On Cotton Tenants

Jimmy Carter Library and Museum
Atlanta, GA

June 17, 2013
May 9, 2013

Jaron Lanier’s New Reality

w/ Jaron Lanier
Smithsonian Associates
Washington D.C.

May 9, 2013
April 6, 2013

The Democracy Project

w/ David Graeber
Causes, Inc.
San Francisco, CA

April 6, 2013
April 2, 2012

BIFx: The Baffler Innovation Forum

w/ Chris Lehmann, Barbara Ehrenreich, David Graeber
Housing Works Bookstore
New York, NY

April 2, 2012
October 22, 2011

w/ Frank Foer and Andrew Ferguson
Politics and Prose Book Store
Washington D.C

October 22, 2011
October 20, 2011

w/ Louis Menand
Harvard Book Store
Cambridge, MA

October 20, 2011
October 12, 2011

w/ James Wolcott
McNally Jackson Book Store
New York, NY

October 12, 2011
October 26, 2010

Best American Essays: 25th anniversary

w/ Robert Atwan and Jerald Walker
The Brattle Theatre
Cambridge, MA

October 26, 2010
July 14, 2010

To Kill a Mockingbird: 50th anniversary

w/ Randall Kennedy and Joan Wickersham
The Brattle Theatre
Cambridge, MA

July 14, 2010
February 17, 2010

The Big Connection

Guest Lecture
Department of History
Boston College
Chestnut Hill, MA

February 17, 2010
January 28, 2010

C. Wright Mills and the Politics of Truth

Invited Lecture
University of South Alabama
Mobile, AL

January 28, 2010
October 16, 2009

Take It Big

Conference on C. Wright Mills’s The Sociological Imagination
The Graduate Center, City University of New York
New York, NY

October 16, 2009
October 7, 2009

Only a Dream: Notes on the American Unconscious

Haslam Scholars Lecture
University of Tennessee
Knoxville, TN

October 7, 2009
September 21, 2009

C. Wright Mills and the Politics of Truth

Invited Lecture
Center for History and Social Change
University of Wisconsin, Green Bay

September 21, 2009
April 15, 2009

Americans Dreaming

Harvard Book Store
Cambridge, MA

April 15, 2009
April 1, 2009

Gettysburg in Rehab

Boisi Center for Religion and American Public Life
Boston College
Chestnut Hill, MA

April 1, 2009
March 20, 2009

The Sociological Imagination at 50

w/ Stanley Aronowitz, Craig Calhoun, and Rhonda Levine
Eastern Sociological Society
Baltimore, MD

March 20, 2009
February 23, 2009

Liberalism: Its Past and Future

w/ Alan Wolfe
Harvard COOP
Cambridge, MA

February 23, 2009
January 21, 2009

History as a Vocation

Brookline Booksmith
Brookline, MA

January 21, 2009
October 30, 2008

C. Wright Mills: New Man of Power

w/ Todd Gitlin and Casey Nelson Blake
Morningside Bookshop
New York, NY

October 30, 2008
November 10, 2006

New Beginnings: C. Wright Mills in Britain

Invited Lecture
British Studies Forum
University of Texas
Austin, TX

November 10, 2006
October 1, 2005

The Decatur Study

Conference on Politics, Social Networks, and the History of Mass Communications Research
Columbia University
New York, NY

October 1, 2005
May 1, 2005

Sociological Poetry

Sixteenth Annual Conference of the American
Literature Association
Boston, MA

May 1, 2005
April 1, 2005

Sociological Poetry

The James Agee Celebration
Knoxville, TN

April 1, 2005
February 1, 2005

The British Left in the 1950s

Seminar in Contemporary British History
Institute of Historical Research
University of London

February 1, 2005
March 1, 2003

C. Wright Mills and the Pragmatic Bequest

Capitalism and Its Culture: Rethinking Mid-Twentieth-Century Social Thought
University of Santa Barbara, California
Santa Barbara, CA

March 1, 2003
April 1, 2002

Early Mills: The Sociology of Knowledge

Organization of American Historians Annual Conference
Washington, D.C.

April 1, 2002
May 1, 1999

Red Emma Returns

Emma Goldman Papers Project Traveling Exhibition
University of Rochester
Rochester, NY

May 1, 1999
April 1, 1998

National Affairs: Gossip in American Political Culture

Warren I. Susman Memorial Conference
Rutgers University
New Brunswick, NJ

April 1, 1998
May 1, 1997

The Future of Academic Labor

Conference Co-Chair
Graduate Organizing Group
University of Rochester
Rochester, NY

May 1, 1997