Academic Freedom News: Ward Churchill, Joel Kovel

Issues of academic freedom have been very important on this blog, and current events continue to make them very relevant. Recently I have been writing about the case of Norman Finkelstein (here and here) and I have created an Academic Freedom channel in Open Anthropology TV, that heavily features Finkelstein. I have also written to […]

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Canadian Anthropology, the Human Terrain System, and the Minerva Research Initiative: Canadian Responses

One Canadian Response As part of a broader framework of Canadian responses to the militarization of anthropology, and in particular the potential for American influence in this respect on Canadian anthropology, I am pleased to announce that the subject occupies several pages of the current issue of Culture, the newsletter of the Canadian Anthropology Society […]

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Round Table: “The Anthropologist in Mined Fields” (updated)

DEINZEIN, the newest anthropology blog, by fellow Montréal anthropologist Kiven Strohm, is announcing the following round table for Friday, 06 February, 2009, from 12:30pm to 3:30pm in the Salle Marius Barbeau, in the Département d’anthropologie, in the Pavillon Lionel-Groulx at the Université de Montréal. The session is titled “The Anthropologist in Mined Fields,” and I […]

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Why do “Leftist” Professors Predominate in Academia?

The first questions ought to be what one means by “leftist,” and how one goes about ascertaining the number of such “leftists” in academia. Dr. Christine Overall, a Professor in Philosophy at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, believes that a number of studies have shown that leftists predominate in universities in both Canada and the […]

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