Nature Interviews Professor Harvey Graff

September 16, 2015
Harvey Graff

Nature's deputy news editor, Richard Van Noorden, recently interviewed Ohio Eminent Scholar in Literacy Studies and Professor of English and History Harvey Graff about his latest book, Undisciplining Knowledge: Interdisciplinarity in the Twentieth Century (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2015). Noorden engages Graff in a discussion of the book's inception, the "myths" surrounding interdisciplinarity, and the ingredients necessary to build strong multidisciplinary partnerships. For access to the fulll interview, visit

Graff was also interviewed this month by Inside Higher Ed editor Scott Jaschik, and Undisciplining Knowledge was included in Times Higher Education's Summer Reads 2015

Graff is the Ohio Eminent Scholar in Literacy Studies and a professor of English and history at The Ohio State University. He is the author of The Literacy Myth: Cultural Integration and Social Structure in the Nineteenth Century and Conflicting Paths: Growing Up in AmericaFor more information about Graff, visit his department bio page.