Christopher Newfield is Professor of Literature and American Studies in the English Department, University of California at Santa Barbara
His research interests include:
I: Universities: funding and public policy; technology transfer as a public good; relations among teaching, research, and learning; teaching/learning intellectuality and conceptual integration; MOOCs and online technology; social life of universities.
II. Innovation Theory: collaborative networks; group psychology of innovation; cultural factors in innovation; practices of originality; mass creativity, intellectual property and open source; DIY knowledge processes (academic and non-academic), innovation in novel renewable energy technologies
III. Literature and humanities: liberal arts as practical arts; crime fiction; science fiction; textual interpretation; interpretation as social practice; humanities as mode of investigation