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New JAF Volume and Call for Papers

By Kelly Hand

The AAUP published the tenth volume of its online Journal of Academic Freedom on September 18. As faculty editor Rachel Ida Buff notes in her introduction to the volume, “Who’s A Bully? Civility, Power, and Authoritarianism in the Contemporary Academy,” this year’s contributors draw connections between the “multiple frequencies of bullying present on our campuses” and the principles and practice of academic freedom and shared governance. The volume’s eleven essays address a wide range of topics, including the use of discourses of civility and student evaluations of teaching to bully faculty, threats from on and off campus to the academic freedom of faculty of color, and the troubling legacies of historical infringements on academic freedom and shared governance.

Buff, a professor of history at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, will continue as faculty editor for the eleventh volume of the journal, scheduled for publication in fall 2020. The new call for papers, “Academic Freedom on the Managed Campus,” invites submissions until February 3, 2020. To learn more about the call for papers and for access to the current and previous volumes of the journal, visit

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