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Jeffrey R. Di Leo

Jeffrey R. Di Leo is Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences and Professor of English and Philosophy at the University of Houston-Victoria. He is editor and founder of the critical theory journal symplokē, editor and publisher of the American Book Review, and Executive Director of the Society for Critical Exchange. His books include Morality Matters: Race, Class and Gender in Applied Ethics (2002), Affiliations: Identity in Academic Culture (2003), On Anthologies: Politics and Pedagogy (2004), If Classrooms Matter: Progressive Visions of Educational Environments (2004, with W. Jacobs), From Socrates to Cinema: An Introduction to Philosophy (2007), Fiction’s Present: Situating Contemporary Narrative Innovation (2008, with R. M. Berry), Federman’s Fictions: Innovation, Theory, and the Holocaust (2010), Academe Degree Zero: Reconsidering the Politics of Higher Education (2012), Corporate Humanities in Higher Education: Moving Beyond the Neoliberal Academy (2013), Turning the Page: Book Culture in the Digital Age (2014) and Criticism after Critique: Aesthetics, Literature, and the Political (2014).

Henry A. Giroux currently holds the McMaster University Chair for Scholarship in the Public Interest in the English and Cultural Studies Department and a Distinguished Visiting Professorship at Ryerson University. His most recent books include: Youth in Revolt: Reclaiming a Democratic Future (Paradigm 2013), America’s Educational Deficit and the War on Youth (Monthly Review Press, 2013) Neoliberalism’s War on Higher Education (Haymarket Press, 2014), and The Violence of Organized Forgetting: Thinking Beyond America’s Disimagination Machine (City Lights, 2014). The Toronto Star named Henry Giroux one of the twelve Canadians changing the way we think! Giroux is also a member of Truthout’s Board of Directors. His web site is

Kenneth J. Saltman is a professor in the Department of Educational Leadership at University of Massachusetts Dartmouth where he teaches in the Educational Leadership and Policy Studies PhD program. He is the author most recently of The Politics of Education: A Critical Introduction (Paradigm Publishers 2014), The Failure of Corporate School Reform (Paradigm Publishers 2012) and co-author of Toward a New Common School Movement (Paradigm Publishers 2014) and Neoliberalism, Education, Terrorism (Paradigm Publishers 2014). He is a fellow of the National Education Policy Center.

Sophia A. McClennen is Professor of International Affairs and Comparative Literature at the Pennsylvania State University, University Park, where she directs the Center for Global Studies. Her books are The Dialectics of Exile: Nation, Time, Language, and Space in Hispanic Literature (Purdue 2004), Ariel Dorfman: An Aesthetics of Hope (Duke UP 2010), Comparative Cultural Studies and Latin America (co-edited with Earl Fitz, Purdue 2004), Representing Humanity in an Age of Terror (co-edited with Henry James Morello, Purdue 2010), and Colbert’s America: Satire and Democracy (Palgrave 2011), a co-written book, Neoliberalism, Terrorism, Education (Paradigm 2013), which she wrote with Jeffrey Di Leo, Henry Giroux, and Kenneth Saltman. Forthcoming are two books Is Satire Saving Our Nation? Co-written with Remy Maisel (Palgrave 2014) and The Routledge Companion to Human Rights and Literature, co-edited with Alexandra Schultheis-Moore (Routledge 2015). Find her on line at and on Twitter @mcclennen65.