Ethnic / cultural / gender studies

Stony Brook professors worry budget is being balanced on backs of junior faculty, humanities programs

Stony Brook professors worry their budget is being balanced on the backs of junior faculty colleagues and programs in the humanities, risking curricular breadth and institutional integrity.

Cal State Northridge faculty members say system is attacking ethnic studies

California State University, Northridge, prided itself on an extra general-education requirement centering on comparative cultural studies, but the Cal State system wants uniformity across campuses.

Scholar who has made name as Cherokee is accused of not having Native American roots

In wake of Rachel Dolezal scandal, a prominent professor in Native American studies who regularly says she is Native American is accused of misrepresenting her background.

U. of Illinois apparently revokes job offer to controversial scholar

Professor whose writings have angered many was offered job at U. of Illinois, pending formal board approval. He didn't get it. Is he being punished for his views? His tone? Both? 

American Studies Association backs boycott of Israeli universities


American Studies Association members vote by a two-to-one margin to endorse the boycott of Israeli universities.

Temple University faces scrutiny over rejection of African-American studies department's choice as chair

Temple was the first institution to offer a doctorate in African-American studies and has seen heated debates over the discipline's direction. The rejection of the department's choice as chair has set off a new controversy.

UT-Austin scrutinizes ethics of controversial same-sex parenting study

UT-Austin launches administrative inquiry into integrity of controversial study about children of same-sex couples.

Boycott kills U. of Texas project on women writers in the Middle East

U. of Texas wanted to honor a late scholar whose career had focused on Middle Eastern studies. But when Arab contributors found out that two Israelis would be published in the same work, a tribute fell apart.

Feminism, safe spaces and the inclusion of male voices

At National Women’s Studies Association annual gathering, scholar talks using trigger warnings and safe spaces as a way to engage men in feminist discourse.

Decrease in number of openings for history faculty jobs

American Historical Association sees 12 percent decline in openings, for fifth straight year of downward trend.


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