The University and Economic Forces

Kristopher Olds, Deondra Rose and Caitlin Zaloom

From the Spring 2023 Speaker Series: Reimagining the University. Other events in this series.

Kristopher Olds

Kristopher Olds is a Professor in the Department of Geography at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is the co-editor of Global Regionalisms and Higher Education: Projects, Processes, Politics.

Deondra Rose

Deondra Rose is an Associate Professor at Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy. She is the author of Citizens by Degree: Higher Education Policy and the Changing Gender Dynamics of American Citizenship.

Caitlin Zaloom

Caitlin Zaloom is a professor of Social & Cultural Analysis at New York University. She is the author, most recently, of Indebted: How Families Make College Work at Any Cost, as well as a founding editor of Public Books.


Shahrzad Sabet

Shahrzad Sabet is Co-Director of the Center on Modernity in Transition (COMIT) and a Fellow at New York University’s Institute for Public Knowledge. Her current book project, which spans a variety of disciplines, makes the case for a reimagined universalism that reconciles the oneness and the diversity of humankind.

Benjamin Schewel

Benjamin Schewel is Co-Director of the Center on Modernity in Transition (COMIT). He is author of Seven Ways of Looking at Religion (2017) and is currently working on a second book, Encountering the Axial Age, both from Yale University Press.

Spring 2023 Speaker Series

Reimagining the University

This series explores the historical foundations, contemporary patterns, and possible transformations of the modern research university. Co-sponsored by New York University’s Institute for Public Knowledge and Columbia University’s Committee on Global Thought.
Other events in this series