Writings

[For links to academic publications, please visit chicago.academia.edu/MadeleineElfenbein.]

On current events:

Political Islam and Emancipatory Politics,” The Immanent Frame, September 14, 2017

A Crisis of Faith in Laïcité,” Sightings, September 15, 2016

On pedagogy and university life:

An Awesome Burden,” n+1, September 1, 2016

The Wisdom of Robert Boice, Part II: Be Kind,” Inside Higher Ed, February 16, 2016

Take It Easy: The Wisdom of Robert Boice,” Inside Higher Ed, November 5, 2015

Teaching Students to Evaluate Us Better,” Inside Higher Ed, October 1, 2015

Learning to Talk Race in the Classroom,” Inside Higher Ed, September 17, 2015

Venting About Students: Punching Up or Down?,” Inside Higher Ed, March 3, 2015

Achieving Affordable Childcare at the U of C,” with Claire Roosien, Chicago Maroon, April 4, 2013

On history:

Osman Bey and the Birth of the Global Jewish Conspiracy,” Jewniverse, September 9, 2015

Jews, Brits, and Other Filthy Races,” Jewniverse, July 14, 2015

The Kurdish Question,” The American Prospect, July 16, 2007

On books and culture:

The Hijabi Monologues: An Inverse Vagina Monologues Lifts Muslim Voices,” Alternet, February 27, 2012

The New Adventures of Old Beauvoir,” The New Yorker, November 8, 2010

Lost to Translation,” The New Yorker, June 1, 2009

Sontag v. Rich: Or, Before Feminism Went Pastel,” The New Yorker, May 13, 2009

The Years of Magical Thinking,” The American Prospect, October 19, 2007

Irshad Manji’s Flying Leap,” The American Prospect, April 19, 2007

 

 

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