Monday, April 27, 2009
If one ever wonders how the peer review process for awarding grants and fellowships works, a reading of Michèle Lamont, How Professors Think: Inside the Curious World of Academic Judgment (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2009), will help. This is an interesting study in the process of peer review of a variety of academic disciplines by funding agencies, seeking to inform academics about how such evaluation works and to assist them to get outside of the “disciplinary tunnel vision that afflicts so many” (p. 12). Lamont examines how anthropologists, historians, economists, political scientists, literary scholars, and philosophers think and interact with each other.
Posted by Richard J. Cox at 8:08 AM