Evan Watkins

Evan Watkins

Position Title
Professor Emeritus


Education and Degree(s)

  • Ph.D. University of Iowa, English, 1972
  • B.A. University of Kansas, English and Philosophy, 1968

Research Interest(s)

Literacy Theory and Composition Theory, Cultural Studies, American Studies, Gender Studies

Selected Publications

  • Class Degrees: Smart Work, Managed Choice, and the Transformation of Higher Education. Fordham University Press, 2008
  • Everyday Exchanges: Marketwork and Capitalist Common Sense. Stanford University Press, 1998.
  • Throwaways: Work Culture and Consumer Education. Stanford University Press, 1993.
  • Work Time: English Departments and the Circulation of Cultural Value. Stanford University Press, 1989.
  • The Critical Act: Criticism and Community. Yale University Press, 1978.

Books in Progress

  • Literacy Work in the Reign of Human Capital,¬†Fordham University Press, forthcoming, spring, 2015.

Grants and Awards

  • Samuel Sloan Fellowship, University of Iowa, 1972-73
  • Fulbright-Hays Research Grant, Italy, 1978-79
  • College of the Liberal Arts, Distinction in the Humanities Award, Pennsylvania State University, 2000