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NWSA’s Governing Council voted to create an ad-hoc committee on academic freedom at its November 2016 meeting. Karma Chávez, Associate Professor of Mexican American and Latina/o Studies at the University of Texas, Austin and LaMonda Horton Stallings, Professor of Women’s Studies at the University of Maryland co-chair the committee.

Join Chávez, Stallings, and Piya Chatterjee to learn about the history of academic freedom in higher education, how conflicts over academic freedom affect WGSS departments and programs, and strategize about how to protect academic freedom on your campus.

Friday February 9, 2017
4:30 PM EST

Click here to register no later than Tuesday February 6, 2018
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Karma R. Chávez is an associate professor in the Department of Mexican American and Latina/o Studies and affiliate in the Departments of Communication Studies, Rhetoric and Writing, and the Center for Women's and Gender Studies at the University of Texas - Austin. She is author of Queer Migration Politics: Activist Rhetoric and Coalitional Possibilities (University of Illinois Press, 2013).

Piya Chatterjee is Backstrand Endowed Chair of GWS at Scripps College where she is Chair of Feminist, Gender and Sexuality Studies (FGSS). Piya writes and teaches on labor, colonialism and decolonial pedagogies. She has co-edited two volumes, The Imperial University: Academic Repression and Scholarly Dissent (UMN) and States of Trauma: Gender and Violence in South Asia (Zubaan). She is currently series editor for Decolonizing Feminisms at the University of Washington Press. 

LaMonda Horton-Stallings is Professor of Women’s Studies at the University of Maryland-College Park. She is the author of Mutha is Half a Word!: Intersections of Folklore, Vernacular, Myth, and Queerness in Black Female Culture (2007) and Funk the Erotic: Transaesthetics and Black Sexual Cultures (2015). She is also co-editor with Greg Thomas of Word Hustle: Critical Essays and Reflections on the Works of Donald Goines (2011).