Stanley Fish

Stanley Fish is the Davidson-Kahn Distinguished University Professor of Humanities and Law at Florida International University in Miami. A well-known public intellectual, he writes frequently on the politics of the university and maintains a New York Times blog where he comments regularly on the humanities, education, law and society.

He is the author of numerous books and articles, including How Milton Works; Is There a Text in This Class? Interpretive Communities and the Sources of Authority; The Trouble With Principle; Professional Correctness: Literary Studies and Political Change; There's No Such Thing as Free Speech: And It's a Good Thing, Too; and Save the World on Your Own Time. His essays and articles have appeared in The Chronicle of Higher Education, Harper's Magazine, Esquire and The Atlantic.

Fish is dean emeritus of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Illinois, Chicago. Previously, he taught at the University of California at Berkeley, Johns Hopkins and Duke University. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and earned his master's and doctoral degrees from Yale.