Academic Influence Interviews

At AcademicInfluence.com we have the opportunity and honor to talk to a lot of highly influential scholars in their fields.

Our interviews typically reveal things prospective students should know about an academic discipline, but more front and center, we like to better understand what top scholars are doing, what got them into their profession, and what continues to excite them in their research and being part of the communities their studies lead them into. Often, we learn that that there is so much more happening in any given discipline than is commonly conveyed, that these conversations turn into truly enlightening interviews.

We hope you enjoy these interviews as much as we have enjoyed making them.

We have over 20 interviews being processed right now, so please stay tuned.

Discrimination and political reform | Interview with Dr. Theda Skocpol

By Dr. Jed Macosko

How anthropologists connect with human suffering | Interview with Dr. Nancy Scheper-Hughes

By Dr. Jed Macosko

How anthropology intersects politics | Interview with Dr. Marshall Sahlins

By Dr. Jed Macosko

How Black women think differently about politics | Interview with Dr. Nadia Brown

By Dr. Jed Macosko

How citizen disaffection can drive changes in government | Interview with Dr. Margaret Levi

By Dr. Jed Macosko

How COVID-19, teaching, privacy, and virtual worlds intersect | Interview with Dr. Tom Boellstorff

By Dr. Jed Macosko

How effective is American foreign policy? | Interview with Dr. Stephen Walt

By Dr. Jed Macosko

How friendship can boost voter turnout | Interview with Dr. Donald Green

By Dr. Jed Macosko

How game theory and competition explain politics | Interview with Dr.Bruce Bueno de Mesquita

By Dr. Jed Macosko

How gender impacts politics & international relations | Interview with J. Ann Tickner

By Dr. Jed Macosko

How hurry is detrimental to a happy life | Interview with Dr. Thomas Hylland Eriksen

By Dr. Jed Macosko

How institutions form and change over time | Interview with Dr. Kathleen Thelen

By Dr. Jed Macosko

How liberal democracy outshines other systems of government | Interview with Dr. Francis Fukuyama

By Dr. Jed Macosko

How mail-in ballots could affect the 2020 election | Interview with Dr. Henry Brady

By Dr. Jed Macosko

How medicine and anthropology merge in caretaking | Interview with Dr. Arthur Kleinman

By Dr. Jed Macosko

How money, cryptocurrency, and digital financial systems affect us | Interview with Dr. Bill Maurer

By Dr. Jed Macosko

How monopolies, geopgraphy, and currency crises affect economies | Interview with Dr. Paul Krugman

By Dr. Jed Macosko

How to overcome the glass ceiling in academia | Interview with Dr. Louise Lamphere

By Dr. Jed Macosko

How to think about Brexit, globalization, and pandemics | Interview with Dr. Kristian Gleditsch

By Dr. Jed Macosko

How to think like a revolutionary and establish freedom | Interview with Dr. Alina Mungiu-Pippidi

By Dr. Jed Macosko

How true academic freedom creates intellectual conflict | Interview with Dr. Norman Finkelstein

By Dr. Jed Macosko

How weakness afflicts Russia today | Interview with Dr. Alexander Motyl

By Dr. Jed Macosko

Is American liberal democracy morally defensible? | Interview with Dr. Rogers Smith

By Dr. Jed Macosko

Truth, Lies, Nationalism, War, and Election Meddling | Interview with Dr. John Mearsheimer

By Interview by Jed Macosko

Who Gets In and Why: A Year Inside College Admissions | Interview with Author Jeff Selingo

By Dr. Jed Macosko