Changing myself and my classroom might help me renew my one-year contract, but it cannot prepare me to demand an alternative.
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For at least 150 years, Black and feminist educators understood that how one is taught effects how one participates in society.
In the 1740s, Bordeaux developed some of the first modern theories of racial difference, even as the city profited from the slave trade.
What right does a society have to extoll freedom as its highest virtue if that same society is dependent on the unfreedom of others?
“We need to have both the reparation and the universal perspective on economic justice.”
In the contemporary United States, higher education does more to exaggerate than relieve class and cultural divisions.
Each May we send our readers into summer with a curated list of the titles that dazzled, challenged, and inspired us most over the past year (or so).
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A storm is never just wind or rain. Our natural problems are social problems. The solutions to them must be social, too.
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Critiquing the Enlightenment is essential, because there the asylum, prison, and science itself unveil their violent foundations.
Think about your favorite book. Now ask yourself: Would you admit this to others? Most would share—but literature professors are not most people.
What does “merit” mean in a context—like India—where caste pervades public life?
When the Trump presidency ends, and the toll of years of toxicity and mismanagement becomes clear, we are going to need some guidance.
The late 19th and early 21st centuries share a common loss of technological innocence.
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What does it take to get to college graduation? The question becomes more urgent as college tuitions rise and education debt accumulates, even though baccalaureate completion remains a baseline ...
Why has the United States historically supported Israel? And should the ...