Jeffrey T. Nealon is Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in the English Department at The Pennsylvania State University. He received his B.A. in English and Philosophy from Marquette University in 1985, and his Ph. D in English from Loyola University in 1991. He began teaching in the English Department at The Pennsylvania State University in 1992, and also serves on the Board of the University’s Institute for the Arts and Humanities and as a member of the Social Thought Program. Professor Nealon is the author of Double Reading: Postmodernism after Deconstruction (1993, 1996; selected as a Choice Magazine “Outstanding Academic Book”), and Alterity Politics: Ethics and Performative Subjectivity (1998), and the co-editor of Rethinking the Frankfurt School: Alternative Legacies of Cultural Critique (2002). His most recent book, co-authored with Susan Searls Giroux, The Theory Toolbox: Critical Concepts for the Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences, was published in July 2003.
Among his many published articles are essays on Theodor Adorno, Paul Auster, Amiri Baraka, Samuel Beckett, William S. Burroughs, Judith Butler, Emmanuel Levinas, and Friedrich Nietzsche.