Author: Stuart Chambers

Stuart Chambers, PhD, teaches in the School of Sociological and Anthropological studies at the University of Ottawa. Contact: ; Twitter: @StuartChambers9

The Lessons of Hamline University

After showing a painting of the Prophet Muhammad in her art history class, Professor Erika López Prater was informed that her teaching contract at Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota, would not be renewed. Those who condemned the professor’s actions believed that what she did was not only offensive to Muslims, but that such disrespect […]

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In Defense of the N-word: Context Should Determine its Adoption by Professors

On college and university campuses, no self-respecting individual would use the N-word as a racial slur, given its links to slavery and the dehumanization of Africans. But a marked shift in attitudes has occurred. Professors, particularly white professors, must now refrain from referring to the N-word in any capacity. This eradicationist agenda, however, is misguided. […]

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Academic Freedom Entails Both Individual and Social Responsibility

Periodically, professors drop their commitment to objective truth to pursue political agendas. When this occurs, they become prisoners of their own ideologies. In a publication by Professors Ole Wæver and Barry Buzan, the authors reveal that some scholars within critical studies deliberately mislead readers by utilizing deepfake methodology. The authors refer to this deceptive practice […]

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