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Brendan Cantwell

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Postdoctoral Research Associate, 2011-2012

Brendan Cantwell is currently an associate professor and coordinator of the Higher, Adult, and Lifelong Education (HALE) program at Michigan State University.

While he was at IHE, he published several studies on postdoctoral researchers, including “Academic In-Sourcing: International Postdoctoral Employment and New Modes of Production” in the Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management; “Unseen Workers in the Academic Factory: Perceptions of Neoracisim among Postdocs in the United States and United Kingdom” with Jenny J. Lee in the Harvard Educational Review; and “Transnational Mobility and International Academic Employment: Positioning and Gate Keeping in an Academic Competition Arena,” which will be published in Minerva in December 2011. He also wrote an entry on international students for the forthcoming Encyclopedia of Diversity in Education edited by James A. Banks.

Brendan co-authored a book with IHE alumnus Barrett J. Taylor entitled, Unequal Higher Education (Rutgers University Press, 2019).

News Featuring Brendan Cantwell

Members of the Louise McBee Institute of Higher Education community, Karley Riffe (McBee Ph.D.) and Sondra Barringer and Brendan Cantwell (former postdocs at McBee) provide perspectives on faculty involvement in university financial decisions in a recent…

by Jewel Caruso

Paul Rubin (PhD 2017), Barrett Taylor (PhD 2012), and Brendan Cantwell (former McBee postdoc) contributed to a recent article in Inside Higher Ed by Ryan Quinn, "Are Professors Really Fleeing Universities in Red States…

Barrett Taylor (PhD 2012) is quoted extensively in an article in the Chronicle of Higher Education on the University of Florida controversy surrounding the barring of professors to testify in litigation against the state (‘I’m Speechless’:…

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