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Student Activism Is Integral to the Mission of Academe

Chronicle Review

April 2, 2024

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Why We Wrote an Amicus Brief to Contest the Stop WOKE Act

Washington Monthly

July 12, 2023

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Conservative Attacks on Higher Ed Are Attacks on Democracy

Chronicle Review

April 13, 2023

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Three Cheers for the Faculty!

Banished Blog

March 2, 2023

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The Futility of Trigger Warnings


February 17, 2023

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Yes, DEI Can Erode Academic Freedom

Chronicle Review

February 6, 2023

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The Rushdie Attack Underlines the Value of Teaching Challenging Books

Times Higher Education

August 26, 2022


Uncivilizing America: Recent Supreme Court decisions through the eyes of an immigrant 

Banished Blog

July 20, 2022

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Creative Resistance: Authors are facing a new wave of book-banning. Now, some groups are trying to circumvent the censorship.

Banished Blog

April 14, 2022

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The Truth and Nothing but the Truth?

Chronicle Review

February 25, 2022


Counter Speech with Speech, Not Suspension

Banished Blog

February 2, 2022

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This Academic Year, I Won’t Be Using Trigger Warnings

Banished Blog

September 20, 2021

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Cast Away from the Canon

Banished Blog

August 31, 2021

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Judge To San Francisco School Board: Arnautoff's Murals Must Remain

Banished Blog

July 28, 2021

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In India's Covid Crisis, Echoes of a Colonial Past

Washington Monthly

May 22, 2021


Does the Term "Latinx" Advance Social Justice?

Washington Monthly

May 1, 2021

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A Third Way on the Place of Critical Race Theory in the Classroom

RealClear Education

March 29, 2021

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Are Colleges and Universities Too Liberal? What the Research Says

Heterodox Academy Blog

October 21, 2020


When Students Are Afraid to Speak, We All Lose

RealClear Education

October 8, 2020


Activists want a high school mural removed. Should its impact today overshadow the artist's intentions?


June 10, 2019


Not A Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy: Why Left-Leaning Faculty Should Care About Threats to Free Expression on Campus

2018 FIRE Faculty Conference Paper


Colleges Are Cracking Down on Free Speech in the Name of 'Inclusion'

The Daily Beast

February 17, 2024

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Amicus Brief in support of Plaintiffs Against the Stop WOKE Act

Eleventh Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals

June 23, 2023


DEI Goals Are Worthy. Campus DEI Bureaucracies Fail Them.

Chronicle Review

March 15, 2023

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The Point of Education is Not to Reduce Harm

Chronicle Review

February 23, 2023


Dark Times for Academic Freedom in the Sunshine State


February 10, 2023

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Most of All, I Am Offended as a Muslim

Chronicle Review

December 29, 2022

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Cancel Culture: It's real and on the rise, on the left and the right

Banished Blog

July 24, 2022

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Artist Invokes the Law to Save His Art

Banished Blog

May 4, 2022


The New Bibliophobia

Banished Blog

March 3, 2022

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The Purpose of a University Isn't Truth. It's Inquiry.

Chronicle Review

February 10, 2022


How Do Kids Cope with Covid? Fun and Games.

Banished Blog

November 30, 2021

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The Data Is In--Trigger Warnings Don't Work

Chronicle Review

September 15, 2021

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Sisyphus Redux

Banished Blog

August 14, 2021

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How to Fix Diversity and Equity: Ritualized regimes of political expression must be rejected

Chronicle Review

May 27, 2021


How Students Are Furthering Academe's Corporatization 

Chronicle Review

May 4, 2021

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Don't Mistake Training for Education

Inside Higher Ed

April 29, 2021

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Poverty of the Imagination: #DisruptTexts and the problem with teaching literature for social justice

Arc Digital

January 12, 2021


Is This Thing On? Classroom Recordings, "Reasonable Accommodations" and Academic Freedom

Inside Higher Ed

October 14, 2020


Why diversity training on campus is likely to disappoint 

The Conversation

August 5, 2020


Not a False Alarm: Partisan politics prevents those on the political left from seeing threats to campus free expression

Inside Higher Ed

January 23, 2019


The Rise of "Bias Response Teams" on Campus

New Republic

March 30, 2016

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