Henry Giroux, Ph.D.
Professor of English and Cultural Studies
Phone: 905-525-9140 ext. 26551
Office: Chester New Hall, Room 229
Areas of Interest
Education and Pedagogy; Politics; Neoliberalism and authoritarianism; War; Public vs. private; Aesthetics
Giroux received his Doctorate from Carnegie-Mellon in 1977. He then became professor of education at Boston University from 1977 to 1983. In 1983, he became professor of education and renowned scholar in residence at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio where he also served as Director at the Center for Education and Cultural Studies. He moved to Penn State University where he took up the Waterbury Chair Professorship at Penn State University from 1992 to May 2004. He also served as the Director of the Waterbury Forum in Education and Cultural Studies. He moved to McMaster University in May 2004, where he currently holds the McMaster University Chair for Scholarship in the Public Interest. From 2012 to 2015 he was a Distinguished Visiting Professor at Ryerson University.
In 2002, he was named as one of the top fifty educational thinkers of the modern period in Fifty Modern Thinkers on Education: From Piaget to the Present as part of Routledge’s Key Guides Publication Series.
In 2007, he was named by the Toronto Star as one of the “12 Canadians Changing the Way We Think.”
He has received honorary doctorates from Memorial University in Canada, Chapman University in California, and the University of the West of Scotland. He is on the editorial and advisory boards of numerous national and international scholarly journals, and he has served as the editor or co-editor of four scholarly book series. He co-edited a series on education and cultural studies with Paulo Freire for a decade. He is a regular contributor to a number of online journals including Truthout, Truthdig, and CounterPunch. He has published in many journals including Social Text, Third Text, Cultural Studies, Harvard Educational Review, Theory, Culture, & Society, and Monthly Review. His work has appeared in the New York Times and many other prominent news media. He is interviewed regularly on a number of media. He is on the Board of Directors for Truthout. His books are translated into many languages.
His primary research areas are: cultural studies, youth studies, critical pedagogy, popular culture, media studies, social theory, and the politics of higher and public education. He is particularly interested in what he calls the war on youth, the corporatization of higher education, the politics of neoliberalism, the assault on civic literacy and the collapse of public memory, public pedagogy, the educative nature of politics, and the rise of various youth movements across the globe. His website can be found at
His website can be found at www.henryagiroux.com.
Books (selected recent publications):
America at War with Itself: Authoritarian Politics in a Free Society. City Lights Publishers, 2016.
America’s Addiction to Terrorism. Monthly Review Press, 2015.
Disposable Futures: The Seduction of Violence in the Age of Spectacle. City Lights Publishers, 2015. Co-authors Henry A. Giroux and Brad Evans
Dangerous Thinking in the Age of the New Authoritarianism. Routledge, 2015.
Paulo Freire and the Curriculum. Routledge, 2015. Co-authors George Grollios, Henry A. Giroux, Panayota Gounari, and Donaldo Macedo.
Zombie Politics in the Age of Casino Capitalism. 2nd edition. Peter Lang, 2014.
The Violence of Organized Forgetting: Thinking Beyond America’s Disimagination Machine. City Lights Press, 2014.
Neoliberalism’s War On Higher Education. Between the Lines, 2014.
America’s Education Deficit and the War on Youth. Monthly Review Press, 2013.
Youth in Revolt: Reclaiming a Democratic Future. Routledge, 2013.
Twilight of the Social: Resurgent Publics in the Age of Disposability. Routledge, 2012.
Disposable Youth, Racialized Memories, and the Culture of Cruelty. Routledge, 2012.
Education and the Crisis of Public Values:: Challenging the Assault on Teachers, Students, & Public Education. Peter Lang, 2012.
On Critical Pedagogy. Bloomsbury Academic, 2011.
Hearts of Darkness: Torturing Children in the War on Terror. Routledge, 2010.
Politics After Hope: Obama and the Crisis of Youth, Race, and Democracy. Routledge, 2010.
The Mouse that Roared: Disney and the End of Innocence. 2nd edition. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2010. Co-authors Henry A. Giroux and Grace Pollock
Youth in a Suspect Society: Democracy or Disposability? Palgrave-Macmillan, 2009.
Against the Terror of Neoliberalism: Politics Beyond the Age of Greed. Routledge, 2008.
Eleştirel Pedagojinin Vaadi. Turkey: Kalkedon, 2008.
University in Chains: Confronting the Military-Industrial-Academic Complex. Routledge, 2007.
Stormy Weather: Katrina and the Politics of Disposability. Routledge, 2006.
The Giroux Reader. Edited by Henry A. Giroux and Christopher Robbins. Routledge, 2006.
America on the Edge: Henry Giroux on Politics, Culture, and Education. Palgrave Macmillan, 2006.
Beyond the Spectacle of Terrorism: Global Uncertainty and the Challenge of the New Media. Routledge, 2006.
Schooling and the Struggle for Public Life. 2nd edition. Routledge, 2005.
Against the New Authoritarianism: Politics After Abu Ghraib. Arbeiter Ring Publishing, 2005.
Border Crossings: Cultural Workers and the Politics of Education, 2nd Edition
Routledge Publishing (2005).
The Terror of Neoliberalism: Authoritarianism and the Eclipse of Democracy. Routledge, 2004.
Public Spaces/Private Lives: Democracy Beyond 9/11., Rowman and Littlefield, 2003.
Breaking in to the Movies: Film and the Culture of Politics. Wiley-Blackwell, 2001.
Theory and Resistance in Education: Towards a Pedagogy for the Opposition. 2nd edition. Praeger, 2001.
Mirror Images: Popular Culture and Education. Eds. Henry A. Giroux, Nicholas C. Burbules, Diana Silberman Keller, and Zvi Bekerman. Peter Lang, 2008.
Beyond the Corporate University: Pedagogy, Culture, and Literary Studies in the New Millennium. Eds. Henry A. Giroux and Kostas Myrsiades. Rowman and Littlefield, 2001.
Cultural Studies and Education: Towards a Performative Practice. Eds. Henry A. Giroux and Patrick Shannon. Routledge, 1997.
Between Borders: Pedagogy and Politics in Cultural Studies. Eds. Henry A. Giroux and Peter McLaren. Routledge, 1994.
Postmodernism, Feminism and Cultural Politics: Rethinking Educational Boundaries. Ed. Henry A. Giroux. State University of New York Press, 1991.
Critical Pedagogy, the State, and the Struggle for Culture. Eds. Henry A. Giroux and Peter McLaren. State University Press of New York, 1989.
Popular Culture, Schooling & Everyday Life. Eds. Henry A. Giroux and Roger Simon. Bergin and Garvey Publishers, 1989.
The Hidden Curriculum and Moral Education. Eds. Henry A. Giroux and David Purpel. McCutchan Publishing, 1983.
Curriculum and Instruction: Alternatives in Education. Eds. Henry A. Giroux, A. Penna, and W. Pinar. McCutchan Publishing, 1981.
Refereed Book Chapters (selected recent publications):
“Democracy Under Siege in a Neoliberal Society,” in Teaching for Democracy in An Age of Economic Disparity. Corey Wright-Maley and Trent Davis, eds. (New York: Routledge, 2017), pp. 13-24.
“Foreword.” In The Great Inequality. Michael Yates. (New York: Routledge, 2016), pp. xii-xx.
“Writing the Public Good Back into Education: Reclaiming the Role of the Public Intellectual,” in The New Public Intellectual: Politics, Theory, and the Public Sphere. Jeffrey R. Di Leo and Peter Hitchcock, eds. (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016), pp. 3-28.
“The Fire This Time: Black Youth and the Spectacle of Postracial Violence.” In Public Servants: Art and the Crisis of the Common Good. Johanna Burton, Shannon Jackson, Dominic Willsdon, eds. (New York and Cambridge: MIT Press, 2016), pp. 111-129
“Public Pedagogy and Manufactured Identities in the Age of the Selfie Culture.” Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Communication.December 19, 2016. Online: http://communication.oxfordre.com/view/10.1093/acrefore/9780190228613.001.0001/acrefore-9780190228613-e-112.
“Critical Higher Education: Rethinking Higher Education as a Democratic Public Sphere. In Encyclopedia of International Higher Education systems and Institutions. Jung.C. Shin and Pedro Teixeira, eds. (New York: Springer, 2016), pp. 1-3. Online: http://link.springer.com/referenceworkentry/10.1007/978-94-017-9553-1_19-1
“Resisting Youth and the Crushing State Violence of Neoliberalism.” In Peter Kelly and Annelies Kamp, eds. A Critical Youth Studies for the 21st Century (Boston: Brill, 2015), pp. 223-241.
“Foreword.” In Noam Chomsky, Because We Say So (San Francisco: City Lights Books, 2015), pp. 7-19.
“Reclaiming the Radical Imagination: Challenging Casino Capitalism’s Punishing Factories.” In Mustafa Yunus Eryaman and Bertram C. Bruce, Eds. International Handbook of Progressive Education (New York: Peter Lang Publishing, 2015), pp. 629-642.
“Public Intellectuals Against the Neoliberal University.” In Qualitative Inquiry Outside of the University. Eds. Norman K. Denzin and Michael D. Giardina. Walnut Creek, CA: Left Coast Press, Inc., 2014, pp. 35-60.
“Memory’s Hope: In the Shadow of Paulo Freire’s Presence.” In Pedagogy of Solidarity. Eds. Paulo Freire, Ana Maria Araujo Freire, and Walter de Oliveira. Walnut Creek, CA: Left Coast Press, Inc., 2014, pp. 7-12.
“Punishment Creep and the Crisis of Youth.” In From Education to Incarceration. Eds. Anthony J. Nocella II, Priya Parmar, and David Stovall. New York: Peter Lang, 2014, pp. 69-85.
“Twilight of the Social: Civic Values in the Age of Casino Capitalism.” In Civic Values, Civic Practices. Ed. Donald W. Harward. Washington, D.C. Bringing Theory into Practice, 2013, pp. 13-17.
“Can Democratic Education Survive in a Neoliberal Society.” In Crisis and Commonwealth: Marcuse, Marx, McLaren. Ed. Charles Reitz. Boulder: Lexington Books, 2013, pp. 137-152.
“Memories of Class and Youth in the Age of Disposability.” In Living with Class: Philosophical Reflections on Identity and material Culture. Eds. Ron Scapp and Brian Seitz. New York: Palgrave, 2013, pp. 203-218.
“Faculty Should Join with Occupy Movement Protesters.” In Policing the Campus: Academic Repression, Surveillance, and the Occupy Movement. Eds. Anthony J. Nocella II and David Gabbard. New York, Peter Lang, 2013, pp.201-208.
“Prologue: The Fruit of Freire’s Roots.” In Paulo Freire’s Intellectual Roots: Toward Historicity in Praxis. Eds. Robert Lake and Tricia Kress. New York: Bloomsbury, 2013, pp. viii-xxi.
“Collaterally Damaged: Youth in a Post-9/11 World.” In Literature for Our Times: Postcolonial Studies in the Twenty-First Century. Eds. Bill Ashcroft, Ranjini Mendis, Julie McGonegal, and Arun Mukherjee. New York: Rodopi, 2012, pp. 591-617.
“Why Faculty Should Join Occupy Movement Protestors on College Campuses.” In Qualitative Inquiry and the Politics of Advocacy. Eds. Norman K. Denzin and Michael d. Giardina. Walnut Creek: Left Coast Press, 2012, pp. 245-252.
“Everyday Violence, Screen Culture, and the Politics of Cruelty: Entertaining Democracy’s Demise.” In Figures de Violence. Eds. Richard Begin, Bernard Perron, and Lucie Roy. Paris: L’Harmattan, 2012, pp. 15-22.
“War Colleges.” In Hopeless: Barack Obama and the Politics of Illusion. Eds. Jeffrey St. Clair Joshua Frank. Oakland, Ca.: AKPress, 2012, pp.223-230.
“Democracy: Reconnecting the Personal and the Political.” In Paulo Freire Encyclopedia. Eds. Danilo R. Streck, Euclides Redin, and Jaime Jose Zitkoski. Boulder, Rowman and Littlefield, 2012, pp. 93-96.
“From Auschwitz to Abu Ghraib: Rethinking Adorno’s Politics of Education.” In Iraq War Cultures. Eds. Cynthia Fuchs and Joe Lockard. New York: Peter Lang Publishers, 2011, pp. 181-199.
“Teenage Sexuality, Body Politics and the Pedagogy of Display.” In The Sexuality Curriculum and Youth Culture. Eds. Dennis Carlson and Donyell L. Roseboro. New York: Peter Lang, 2011, pp. 189-216.
“Beyond the Swindle of the Corporate University.” In The Assault on Universities: A Manifesto for Resistance. Eds. Michael Bailey and Des Freedman. London: Pluto Press, 2011, pp.145-156.
“Dark Times: George W. Bush, Obama and the Specter of Authoritarianism in American Politics.” In How Dogmatic Beliefs Harm Creativity and High-Level ThinkingHow Dogmatic Beliefs Harm Creativity and High-Level Thinking. Eds. Don Ambrose and Robert J. Sternberg. New York: Routledge, 2012, pp. 94-111.
198. “Heroin Chic, Trendy Aesthetics, and the Politics of Pathology.” In The Essential New Art Examiner. Eds. Terri Griffith, Kathryn Born, and Janet Koplos. Deklab. Illinois: NIU Press, 2011, pp. 265-279.
“Neoliberalism as Public Pedagogy.” In Handbook of Public Pedagogy. Eds. Jennifer Sandlin, Brian Schultz, and Jane Burdick. New York: Routledge, 2010, p. 486-99.
“Higher Education after September 11th: The Crisis of Academic Freedom and Democracy” In Academic Repression: Reflections from the Academic Industrial Complex. Eds. Anthony J. Nocella, II, Steven Best, and Peter McLaren. Oakland, CA: AK Press, 2010, pp. 92-111.
“Black, Blue, and Read All Over: Public Intellectuals and the Politics of Race.” In Taboo: Essays on Culture and Education. Eds. Shirley R. Steinberg and Lindsay Cornish. New York: Peter Lang Publishers, 2010, pp 75-92.
“Higher Education: Reclaiming the University as a Democratic Public Sphere.” In Where Do We Go From Here?: Politics and the Renewal of the Radical Imagination. Ed. Mark Major. Boulder: Lexington Books, 2010, pp. 71-83.
“The U.S. University Under Siege: Confronting Academic Unfreedom.” In A Concise Companion to American Studies. Ed. John Carlos Rowe. Malden: Wiley-Blackwell, 2010, pp. 407-431.
“Democracy’s Promise and the Politics of Worldliness in the Age of Terror.” In Representing Humanity in the Age of Terror. Eds. Sophia McClennen and Henry James Morello. West Lafayette, Purdue University Press, 2010, pp. 17-35.
“Governing Through Crime and the Pedagogy of Punishment.” In Education as Enforcement: The Militarization and Corporatization of Schools. 2nd edition. Eds. Kenneth Saltman and David Gabbard. New York: Routledge, 2011, pp. vii-xvi.
“Neoliberalism, Pedagogy, and Cultural Politics: Beyond the Theatre of Cruelty.” In Handbook of Cultural Politics and Education. Ed. Zeus Leonardo. New York: Sense Publishers, 2010, pp. 49-70.
“Paulo Freire and the Politics of Postcolonialism” [reprint]. In Breaching the Colonial Contract: Anti-Colonialism. Ed. Arlo Kempf. New York: Springer, 2010, pp. 79-90.
“Neoliberalism, Youth, and the Leasing of Higher Education.” In Global Neoliberalism and Education and Its Consequences. Eds. Dave Hill and Ravi Kumanl. New York: Routledge, 2009, pp. 30-53.
“Militarizing Higher Education: Resisting the Pedagogy of Violence.” In Researching Violence, Democracy and the Rights of People. Eds. John F. Schostak and Jill Schostak. New York: Routledge, 2009, pp. 196-209.
“Expendable Futures: Dirty Democracy and the Politics of Disposability.” In Our Children’s World: New Visions for Education in the 21st Century. Ed. Svi Shapiro. New York: Routledge, 2009, pp. 223-240.
“Cultural Studies, Critical Pedagogy, and the Politics of Higher Education.” In Media/Cultural Studies: Critical Approaches. Eds. Rhonda Hammer and Douglas Kellner. New York: Peter Lang, 2009, pp. 88-106.
“End Times in America: Religious Fundamentalism and the Crisis of Democracy.” In Christotainment: Selling Jesus Through Popular Culture. Eds. Shirley Steinberg and Joe Kincheloe. Boulder: Westview Press, 2009, pp. 269-281.
“Border Crossings.” In The Applied Theatre Reader. Eds. Tim Prentki and Sheila Preston. New York: Routledge, 2009, pp. 254-260.
“La passion de la derecha: el fundamentalismo religioso y la democracia.” In Anuario de Ciencias de la Religion 2007. Ed. Bernardo Haour, S.J. Lima, Peru: Biblioech Nacional del Peru N, 2008 –appeared in 2009, pp. 287-294.
“Higher Education Without Democracy?” In The Future of Higher Education. Eds. Gary Olson and John Presley. Boulder: Paradigm Publishers, 2009, pp. 53-62.
“Memory’s Hope: In the Shadow of Paulo Freire’s Presence.” In Pedagogy of Solidarity. Ed. Anna Marie Freire. Sao Paulo: Editora Villa ds Letras, 2009, pp. 11-17.
“The Attack on Higher Education and the Necessity for Critical Pedagogy.” In Critical Pedagogy in Uncertain Times: Hopes and Possibilities. Ed. Sheila Macrine. New York: Palgrave-Macmillan, 2009, pp. 11-26.
“Militarized Knowledge and Academic Soldiers: Arming the University.” In The Impact of 9/11 on Politics and War. Ed. Mathew Morgan. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009, pp. 203-222.
“Dirty Democracy and the New Authoritarianism in the United States.” In The White Supremacist State. Ed. Arnold H. Itwaru. Toronto: Other Eye Press, 2009, pp.157-184.
“The Biopolitics of Disposability.” In Cultures of Fear. Eds. Uli Linke and Danielle Taana Smith. New York: Pluto Press, 2009, pp. 304-312.
“Turning America into a Toy Store.” In Critical Pedagogies of Consumption. Eds. Jennifer A. Sandlin and Peter McLaren. New York: Routledge, 2009, pp. 249-258.
“Beyond the Corporate Takeover of Higher Education: Rethinking Educational Theory, Pedagogy, and Policy.” In Re-reading Educational Policy: Studying the Policy Agenda of the 21st century?. Eds. Maarten Simons, Mark Olssen, and Michael Peters. Rotterdam: Sense Publishers, 2009, pp. 458-477.
“Living in a Culture of Cruelty: Democracy as Spectacle.” In Taking Sides: Clashing Views in Mass Media and Society. 11th edition. Eds. Alison Alexander and Jarice Hanson. New York: McGraw Hill, 2009, pp. 258-263.
“Militarization, Public Pedagogy, and the Biopolitics of Popular Culture.” In Mirror Images: Popular Culture and Education. Eds. Henry A. Giroux, Nicholas C. Burbules, Diana Silberman Keller, and Zvi Bekerman. New York: Peter Lang Publishers, 2008, pp. 39-54.
“Disabling Democracy: The Crisis of Youth, Education, and the Politics of Disposability.” In Education for Social Justice. Ed. Canadian Teachers’ Federation. Ottawa: Canadian Teachers’ Federation, 2008, pp.131-140
“Challenging Neoliberalism’s New World Order: The Promise of Critical Pedagogy.” In Handbook of Critical and Indigenous Methodologies. Eds. Norman Denzin, Yvonna Lincoln, and Linda Tuhiwai Smith. Los Angeles: Sage, 2008, pp. 181-189. Co-authored with Susan Searls Giroux.
“Militarized Knowledge and Armed Subjects: Higher Education in the Shadow of the National Security State.” In Military Pedagogies and Why They Matter. Eds. Tone Kvernbekk, Harold Simpson, and Michael A. Peters. Rotterdam: Sense Publishers, 2008, pp. 159-174.
“Youth and the Politics of Education in Dark Times.” In Worlds of Difference: Rethinking the Ethics of Global Education for the 21st Century. Ed. Peter Trifonas. Boulder: Paradigm Publishers, 2008, pp. 199-216
“Disabling the Future: The Assault on Higher Education and American Youth.” In Power, Power, and Praxis: Social Justice in the Globalized Classroom. Eds. Shannon A. Moore and Richard C. Mitchell. Rotterdam: Sense Publishers, 2008, pp. 55-72.
“Cultural Studies as Performative Practice.” In Contesting Empire/Globalizing Dissent. Eds. Norman K. Denzin and Michael D. Giardina. Boulder: Paradigm, 2007, pp. 213-230.
“Utopian Thinking in Dangerous Times: Critical Pedagogy and the Project of Educated Hope.” In Utopian Pedagogy. Eds. Mark Cote, Richard Day, and Greig de Peuter. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2007, pp. 25-42.
“Democracy, Education, and the Politics of Critical Pedagogy.” In Critical Pedagogy: Where are we now?. Eds. Peter McLaren and Joe Kincheloe. New York: Peter Lang Publishing, 2007, pp. 1-5.
“Drowning Democracy: The Media, Neoliberalism and the Politics of Hurricane Katrina.” In Media Literacy: A Reader. Eds. Donaldo Macedo and Shirley Steinberg. New York: Peter Lang, 2007, pp. 229-241.
“Hurricane Katrina and the Politics of Disposability: Floating Bodies and Expendable Populations.” In Schooling and the Politics of Disaster. Ed. Ken Saltman. New York: Routledge, 2007, pp. 43-69.
“Foreword: When the Darkness Comes and Hope is Subversive.” In The Politics of Possibility: Encountering the Radical Imagination. Eds. Gary Olson and Lynn Worsham. Boulder: Paradigm Publishers, 2007, pp. vii-xiii
“Spectacles of Race and Pedagogies of Denial: Antiblack Racist Pedagogy.” In The Globalization of Racism. Eds. Donaldo Macedo and Panayota Gounari. Boulder: Paradigm Publishers, 2006, pp. 68-98.
“Foreward.” In The Spectacle of Accumulation: Essays in Culture, Media, and Politics. Ed. Sut Jhally. New York: Peter Lang, 2006, pp. v-xv.
“Dystopian Nightmares and Educated Hopes: The return of the Pedagogical and the Promise of Democracy.” In Edutopias: New Utopian Thinking in Education. Eds. Michael Peters and John Freeman-Moir. Rotterdam: Sense Publishers, 2006, pp. 43-62
“Radical Pedagogy and the Politics of Neoliberalism.” In Pedagogies of the Global. Ed. Arif Dirlik. Boulder: Paradigm Publishers, 2006, pp. 59-75.
“Private Satisfactions and Public Disorders: Fight Club, Patriarchy, and the Politics of Masculine Violence.” In Critical Readings: Violence and the Media. Eds. C. Kay Weaver and Cynthia Carter. New York: Open University Press, 2006, pp. 95-107.
“On Seeing and Not Seeing Race: “Crash” and the Politics of Bad Faith.” In Popping Culture. 4th edition. Eds. Murray Pomerance and John Sakeris. Boston: Pearson Education, 2006, pp. 241-256. Co-authored with Susan Searls Giroux.
“Critical Pedagogy in Action.” In Marxism and Communication Studies: The Point Is to Change It. Eds. Lee Artz, Steve Macek, & Dana Cloud. New York: Peter Lang, 2006, pp. 203-216. Co-authored with Susan Searls Giroux.
“The Corporate University and the Politics of Education.” In The Ethics of Teaching. Ed. Michael Boylan. Hants, England: Ashgate Publishing, 2006, pp. 95-102. Co-authored with Stanley Aronowitz.
“Christian Fundamentalism Threatens Democracy in the United States.” In World Religion. Ed. Mike Wilson. New York: Greenhaven Press, 2006, pp.170-176
“Higher Education and Democracy’s Promise: Jacques Derrida’s Pedagogy of Uncertainty.” In Deconstructing Derrida: Tasks for the New Humanities. Eds. Peter Trifonas and Michael Peters. New York: Palgrave, 2006, pp. 53-81.
“War Talk and the Shredding of the Social Contract: Youth and the Politics of Domestic Militarization.” In Critical Theories, Radical Pedagogies, and Global Conflicts. Eds. Peter McLaren and Gustavo Fischman. Boulder: Rowman and Littlefield, 2005, pp. 52-68.
“Globalizing Dissent and Radicalizing Democracy: Politics, Pedagogy, and the Responsibility of Critical Intellectuals.” In Radical Relevance: Toward a Scholarship of the Whole Left. Ed. Laura Gray-Rosendale. Albany: SUNY Press, 2005, pp. 141-159.
“Terrorism and the Culture of Permanent War: Democracy Under Siege.” In Education, Globalization, and the State in the Age of Terrorism. Ed. Michael Peters. Boulder: Paradigm Press, 2005, pp. 179-199.
“Shredding the Social Contract: America’s War Against Children.” In Communities of Difference. Ed. Peter Trifonas. New York: Palgrave, 2005, pp 3-26.
“The Politics of Public Pedagogy.” In If Classrooms Matter: Place, Pedagogy and Politics. Eds. Jeffrey Di Leo, et al. New York: Routledge, 2005, pp. 15-36.
“ The Abandoned Generation: Democracy Beyond the Culture of Fear.” In Reading and Writing for Civic Literacy: The Critical Citizen’s Guide to Argumentative Rhetoric. Ed. Donald Lazere. Boulder: Paradigm Press, 2005, pp. 25-28.
“Nymphet Fantasies: Child Beauty Pageants and the Politics of Innocence.” In The Critical Middle School Reader. Eds. Enora R. Brown and Kenneth J. Saltman. New York: Routledge, 2005, pp. 131-148.
Refereed Journals (Special Issues):
“The Profession of Literature at the End of the Millennium,” [Special Issue] College Literature. Guest-editors Henry A. Giroux and Kostas Myrsiades. Fall 1999.
“Cultural Studies and Critical Pedagogy,” [Special Issue] Cultural Studies. Guest-editors Henry A. Giroux and Peter McLaren. January, 1993.
“Schooling in the Age of Postmodernism.” [Special Issue] Boston University Journal of Education. August, 1989.
“Critical Pedagogy and Popular Culture,” [Special Issue] Curriculum and Teaching [Australia]. 3 (1): 1988. Guest-editors Henry A. Giroux and Roger Simon.
“Ideology, Culture and the Hidden Curriculum,” [Special Issue] Journal of Education 162 (1): Winter 1980.
“On the Politics of Education,” [Special Issue] Social Practice. Spring, 1980.
Refereed Journal Articles (selected recent publications):
“White Nationalism, Armed Culture and State Violence in the age of Donald Trump,” Philosophy and Social Criticism XX: X(2017), pp. 1-24.
“The Scourge of Illiteracy in Authoritarian Times,” Contemporary Readings in Law and Social Justice 9(1): (2017), pp. 14–27.
“Pedagogy, Civil Rights, and the Project of Insurrectional Democracy,” Howard Journal of Communication (March 10, 2017).
“Hope and Resistance in the Age of Donald Trump,” DarkMatter Journal. 10 (January 27, 2017).
“Poisoned City in the Age of Casino Capitalism,” Theory in Action 10:1 (January 2017), pp. 7-31.
“Hurricane Sandy and the Politics of Disposability in the Age of Neoliberal Terror,” JAC (in press).
“Rethinking Education as the Practice of Freedom: Paulo Freire and the Promise of Critical Pedagogy,” Policy Futures in Education (in press).
“Reclaiming Public Values in the Age of Casino Capitalism,” Cultural Studies/Critical Methodologies (in press).
“The Swindle of Democracy in the Neoliberal University and the Responsibility of Intellectuals,” Democratic Theory: An Interdisciplinary Journal (in press).
“Between Orwell and Huxley: America’s Plunge into Dystopia,” Tidal Basin Review (in press).
The Retreat of Academics as Public Intellectuals,” Cahiers de l’idiotie (in press).
“The Poison of Neoliberal Miseducation,” Arena Magazine (in press).
(co authored with Brad Evans), “Intellectual Violence,” JAC (in press).
“Norway is Closer than You Think: Extremism and the Crisis of American Politics,” JAC (in press).
“Noam Chomsky and the Public Intellectual in Dark Times” Fast Capitalism 11:1 (in press).
“Democracy in Crisis, the Specter of Authoritarianism, and the Future of Higher Education.” Journal of Critical Scholarship on Higher Education and Student Affairs (in press).
“Austerity and the Poison of Neoliberal Miseducation,” Symploke (in press)
“America’s Descent into Madness,” Policy Futures in Education. 12:2 (2014), pp. 237-241.
“Totalitarian Paranoia in the Post-Orwellian Surveillance State,” Cultural Studies. (2014).
“Protesting Youth in an Age of Neoliberal Savagery,” E-International Relations. (May 20, 2014).
“La Esperanza en nuestra Era,” Mundo Siglo XXI. Núm. 33, Vol. IX (2014), pp. 41-41.
“Beyond Dystopian Education in a Neoliberal Society,” Fast Capitalism. 10:1 (2013).
“When Schools Become Dead Zones of the Imagination: A Critical Pedagogy Manifesto,” Policy Futures in Education. 12:4 (2014), pp. 491-499.
“Neoliberalism’s War Against the Radical Imagination,” Tikkun. (Summer 2014), pp. 9-12, 59-60.
“Defending Higher Education in the Age of Neoliberal Savagery,” Discover Society. (March 6, 2014).
“Youth in Revolt: the battle against neoliberal authoritarianism,” Critical Arts:South-North Cultural and Media Studies (New Zealand). 27:6 (2014), pp. 103-110.
“The Specter of Authoritarianism and the Politics of the ‘Deep State’” Ragazine. CC (March 1, 2014). Also republished in Henry Giroux, “The Politics of the Deep State,” Arts & Opinion: Arts, Culture, Analysis. 13:3 (2014).
“Public Intellectualism Today: Intellectuals as the Subject and Object of Violence,” Arena Magazine. No. 128 (2014), pp. 42-45
“Youth and the War on Public Education in the Age of Casino Capitalism,” PowerPlay: A Journal of Educational Justice. 5:2 (2013), pp. 640-668.
“Scandalous Politics: Penn State and the Return of the Repressed in Higher Education,” JAC. 32:1-2, pp. 57-82. Co-authored with Susan Searls Giroux.
“Gated Intellectuals and the Challenge of a Borderless Pedagogy in the Occupy Movement,” Policy Futures in Education. 10:6, pp. 728-733.
“The Scorched Earth Politics of America’s Fundamentalisms,” Policy Futures in Education. 10:6, pp. 720-727.
“Santorum and God’s Will: The Religonization of Politics and the Tyranny of Totalitarianism,” Policy Futures in Education. 10:6, pp. 717-719.
“Occupy Wall Street’s Battle against American-Style Authoritarianism,” Fast Capitalism. 9:1 (2012).
“Age of Disposability: Hurricane Sandy, Unwanted Populations and Climate Change,” Arena 122. (March 2, 2013), pp. 30-33.
“The Disappearance of Public Intellectuals and the Crisis of Higher Education as a Public Good,” Trans-Scripts. 3 (2013).
“Violence, USA: The Warfare State and the Hardening of Everyday Life.” Monthly Review. 65:1 (May 2013), pp. 37-54.
“Occupy Colleges Now: Students as the New Public Intellectuals,” Cultural Studies/Critical Methodologies. 13: 3 (June 3, 2013), pp. 150-153.
“The Occupy Movement Meets the Suicidal State: Neoliberalism and the Punishing of Dissent.” Situations. 1 (Spring 2013), pp. 7-34.
“Racism, Popular Culture, and Public Memory,” Arena Magazine. No. 125, Aug/Sept 2013: 31-34
“The Quebec Student Protest Movement and the New Social Awakening,” Social Identities. 19:5 (September 2013), pp. 515-535.
“A Pedagogy of Resistance in the Age of Casino Capitalism,” Con-Ciencia Social. N0. 17 (2013), pp. 55-71.
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Henry Giroux, public intellectual, on the menace of Trump and the new authoritarianism | By Joan Pedro-Carañana | Open Democracy | April 12, 2017
The Menace of Trump and the New Authoritarianism: An Interview with Henry Giroux | Interview with Joan Pedro-Caranaña | Truth Out | April 11, 2017
The Culture of Cruelty in Trump’s America | Truth Out | March 22, 2017
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