We are pleased to announce the publication of Volume 9 of the AAUP’s Journal of Academic Freedom. The journal features recent scholarship on academic freedom and its relation to contemporary crises of austerity, shared governance, tenure, and collective bargaining. This year’s volume focuses on the intersections of academic freedom and free speech, and the debates these concepts generate, in higher education today and in historical context.

Highlights from the volume include contributions by Stephen C. Finley, Biko M. Gray, and Lori Latrice Martin on “white virtual mobs” targeting African American scholars; by Johnny Eric Williams on double standards for academic freedom protections; by Leah Hollis on the effects of bullying on faculty governance and morale; by Elizabeth Esch, Megan Jones, and David Roediger on the fight against campus carry in Kansas; and by Blanca Minerva Torres-Olave and María Elena Torres-Olave on the chilling impact of using biometric technologies to monitor faculty.

Follow the links to each article in the table of contents below or access the complete volume at

The Journal of Academic Freedom is supported by funding from the AAUP Foundation

Table of Contents

Editor’s Introduction
By Rachel Ida Buff

“Affirming Our Values”: African American Scholars, White Virtual Mobs, and the Complicity of White University Administrators
By Stephen C. Finley, Biko M. Gray, and Lori Latrice Martin

The Academic Freedom Double Standard: “Freedom” for Courtiers, Suppression for Critical Scholars
By Johnny Eric Williams

When Free Speech Disrupts Diversity Initiatives: What We Value and What We Do Not
By Reshmi Dutt-Ballerstadt

At the Margins of University Work: The Influence of Campus Climate and Part-Time Faculty Status on Academic Values
By Cassie L. Barnhardt and Carson W. Phillips

Diversity Work: Testing the Waters of Academic Freedom and the Cultural Climate on Campus
By Kevicha Echols and Juan Morales-Flores

The Ironic Interplay of Free Speech and Silencing: Does Workplace Bullying Compromise Free Speech in Higher Education?
By Leah P. Hollis

Free Speech, Safe Spaces, and Teaching in the Current US Political Climate
By Jaime Weida

Stopping the Presses: Private Universities and Gag Orders on Media Interviews
By Frank LoMonte and Linda Riedemann Norbut

Academic Freedom under the Gun: A Report from Kansas
By Elizabeth Esch, Megan Jones, and David Roediger

Not Chilly Enough? Texas Campus Carry and Academic Freedom
By Patricia Somers and Nicholas Phelps

Managing the Academic Racehorse: Bioaccountability, Surveillance, and the Crafting of Docile Faculty in Mexican Universities
By Blanca Minerva Torres-Olave and María Elena Torres-Olave

Illuminating the Dark History behind the Contemporary Assault on Public Interests
By Joseph B. Walzer

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Post date: September 29, 2018

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