Day: November 3, 2023

Power Corrupts but Sunlight Disinfects

“You don’t look Asian because your eyes are round instead of oval.”  “She’s the most pregnant woman I’ve ever seen.”  “Prospective law students prefer to see young faculty faces rather than old faculty faces.”  “I suppose you think you owe Professor Gerber because he practically wrote your paper.”  “The law school shouldn’t engage in illegal […]

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Edward Said’s Long Reach from Harvard to Hamas

I once sat on a faculty hiring committee for an international studies position that rejected a candidate because she failed to apply the theories of Edward Said to her work.  Said, a former professor at Columbia University, is most renowned for his theory of “Orientalism,” which posits that every interaction between the West and the […]

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