Henry A. Giroux currently holds the McMaster University Chair for Scholarship in the Public Interest in the English and Cultural Studies Department and is the Paulo Freire Distinguished Scholar in Critical Pedagogy. 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. "His most recent books include: Neoliberalism's War on Higher Education (Haymarket 2014), The Violence of Organized Forgetting (City Lights 2014),Dangerous Thinking in the Age of the New Authoritarianism (Routledge, 2015), America's Addiction to Terrorism (Monthly Review Press, 2016), America at War with Itself (City Lights, 2017), The Public in Peril (Routledge, 2018), American Nightmare: Facing the Challenge of Fascism (City Lights, 2018), and his forthcoming, The Terror of the Unforeseen (Los Angeles Review of books, in press). Giroux is also a member of Truthout's Board of Directors. His web site is .henryagiroux.com.
“Professor Giroux has focused his keen intellect on the hostile corporate takeover of higher education in North America. . . . He is relentless in his defense of a society that requires its citizenry to place its cultural, political, and economic institutions in context so they can be interrogated and held truly accountable. We are fortunate to have such a prolific writer and deep thinker to challenge us all.”
―Karen Lewis, Emerita President, Chicago Teachers Union
“No one has been better than Henry Giroux at analyzing the many ways in which neoliberalism, with its vicious and predatory excesses, has damaged the American economy and undermined its democratic processes. Now, as Giroux brilliantly explains, it is threatening one of the nation’s proudest and most important achievements―its system of higher education.”
―Bob Herbert, Distinguished Senior Fellow at Demos and former op-ed columnist for the New York Times
“Henry Giroux remains the critical voice of a generation. . . . He dares us to reevaluate the significance of public pedagogy as integral to any viable notion of democratic participation and social responsibility. Anybody who is remotely interested in the plight of future generations must read this book.”
―Dr. Brad Evans, Director, Histories of Violence website