Lisa Leitz was one of approximately 300 members of Military Families Speak Out in attendance at a September 24, 2005, protest in Washington, D.C., organized by United for Peace and Justice and ANSWER. The groups estimate that up to 500,000 protesters were in attendance. BY LISA LEITZAssistant professor of sociology and director of Project Pericles … More For military families, the battle for inner peace during deployment is hard-fought.
Since the early 2000s, the phenomenon of the “down low”—black men whohave sex with men as well as women and do not identify as gay, queer, or bisexual—has exploded in media and popular culture. Wordle image source. BY C. RILEY SNORTONNorthwestern University Many of the ideas in Nobody is Supposed to Know emerged from hours … More Black sexuality, the glass closet, and how the "down low" can never be one specific thing.
BY STEVEN SALAITAAssociate professor of English at Virginia Tech Academic freedom is often a diversion from the free practices of academic labor. It does not yet fully accommodate dissent. In many ways, as the essays in the collection The Imperial University: Academic Repression and Scholarly Dissent illustrate, academic freedom is a byproduct (and progenitor) of deeply … More The definition of academic freedom, for many, does not accommodate dissent.
BY SUNAINA MAIRA Professor of Asian American studies at the University of California, Davis In December 2013, the American Studies Association announced that it had endorsed an academic boycott of Israeli academic institutions, following two years of discussion in the association and based on a majority vote by the membership in support of the boycott … More The BDS movement and the front lines of the war on academic freedom.
Writer Michael Fedo, whose essays and stories have been deeply inspired by his roots, grew up in this Duluth home. BY MICHAEL FEDOMinnesota writer and author For all the notoriety surrounding Thomas Wolfe’s 1940 posthumous novel You Can’t Go Home Again, the title had it wrong. We can go home again. And in truth, we … More As it turns out, you can go home again.