Complicit: On Being a WGSS Program Director in the Neoliberal University

  • Katie Hogan University of North Carolina, Charlotte
Keywords: higher education, activism, workplace activism, academic freedom, women's studies, gender studies

Abstract

The notion of our complicity in an oppressive and unjust system is deep. It’s important to crack this idea open and ask: ‘How can women’s and gender studies scholars (maybe all faculty focused on social justice) do the work they need to do to add to knowledge through teaching and research? How do they do this without compromising their values? How can they do this without contributing to a flawed and unjust system?’ Probably they can’t. The complicity comes with the deal.

Published
2018-01-06
Section
Doing What We Can from Where We Are: Personal Histories and Case Studies