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John Willinsky

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John Willinsky


Assistant: Rachel Kelly


After working for some time on the educational implications of such knowledge systems as literary theory, curriculum theory, lexicography, and European imperialism, I have come to focus my studies on both analyzing and altering scholarly publishing practices to understand whether this body of knowledge might yet become more of a public resource for education and deliberation and whether we can develop software tools to help make that happen.

Other Titles

Khosla Family Professor of Education

Program Affiliations

Learning Sciences and Technology Design (LSTD)

Research Interests

History of Education | Literacy and Language | Philosophy | Sociology

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Recent Publications

Willinsky, J. (2018). The politics after postmodernism begins with the political economy of our own work. EDUCATIONAL PHILOSOPHY AND THEORY, 50(14), 1568–69.

Willinsky, J. (2018). The Academic Library in the Face of Cooperative and Commercial Paths to Open Access. LIBRARY TRENDS, 67(2), 196–213.

Willinsky, J. (2018). The Intellectual Properties of Learning: A Prehistory from Saint Jerome to John Locke. University of Chicago Press.

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