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Journal of Academic Freedom

The AAUP Journal of Academic Freedom publishes scholarship on academic freedom and on its relation to shared governance, tenure, and collective bargaining. Scholarship on academic freedom is typically scattered across a wide range of disciplines; the Journal provides a central place to track the developing international discussion about academic freedom and its collateral issues.

AAUP Launches New Online Journal

The AAUP Journal of Academic Freedom is the first journal devoted entirely to the subject of academic freedom.

Journal of Academic Freedom Seeks Editor

The AAUP Journal of Academic Freedom is an online journal that seeks to develop international discussion of academic freedom and related issues. It focuses on scholarship on academic freedom and its relation to shared governance, tenure, the structure of the academy, and collective bargaining.

AAUP Welcomes New Editor for Journal of Academic Freedom

Ashley Dawson, a professor of English at The Graduate Center, City University of New York, has been named the editor of the AAUP Journal of Academic Freedom

AAUP Welcomes New Editor of Journal of Academic Freedom

The AAUP has announced the appointment of Ashley Dawson as the new editor of the online AAUP Journal of Academic Freedom. Dawson, who will begin his term as editor with the 2013 volume of JAF, is a professor of English at the City University of New York Graduate Center. His scholarly work covers many areas, including imperialism, ecocriticism, globalization, postcolonial studies, and academic freedom. Dawson is the author of Mongrel Nation: Diasporic Culture and the Making of Postcolonial Britain and a coeditor of three other books.

New Volume of Journal of Academic Freedom

Volume 4 of the AAUP’s Journal of Academic Freedom is now available at http://www.aaup.org/reports-publications/journal-academic-freedom/volume-4. The Journal, published annually, features scholarship on academic freedom and its relation to shared governance, tenure, and collective bargaining.

AAUP Welcomes Jennifer Ruth as Editor of Journal of Academic Freedom

Henry Reichman, AAUP first vice-president and chair of the AAUP's Committee A on Academic Freedom and Tenure, said “Jennifer Ruth's wide-ranging interests in topics as diverse as Victorian literature and higher education in China, her fervent commitment to academic freedom and shared governance, and her ambitious, innovative, and courageous efforts to address the profound implications of universities' increasing reliance on non-tenure-track faculty, make her an ideal candidate to edit the Journal of Academic Freedom."

Response to Cary Nelson

In a response to an essay in this issue of the Journal of Academic Freedom by Cary Nelson about the appointment of Steven Salaita at the University of Illinois, the author seeks to set the record straight and suggests that Nelson is grinding a political ax.

Editor's Introduction - Volume 6

This is introduction to Volume 6 of the AAUP Journal of Academic Freedom by the journal's editor, Michael Bérubé. He explains that half of the journal's articles discuss the controversy surrounding Steven Salaita and his "dehiring" by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The other eight articles in the volume discuss other pressing issues, including challenges to and violations of AAUP policies and principles.

Editor's Introduction - Volume 4

The call for papers for this issue of The Journal of Academic Freedom was focused on the globalization of higher education and its impact on academic freedom. How, the CFP asked, is the expansion of US higher education around the world and the increasing international integration of academia affecting academic freedom? In what ways, conversely, is the globalization of higher education transforming academia within the United States, shifting and impinging upon traditional notions of academic freedom?

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