"Affect, Civility and Academic Freedom" lecture Dec. 10

The History Department brings to campus Joan Wallach Scott, who will deliver her remarks, "Affect, Civility and Academic Freedom," on Dec. 10 at 4:30 p.m. in F. W. Olin Science Center 014. 

Scott is Professor Emerita in the School of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study. She is also an adjunct professor of history at the Graduate Center of the City University of NY. Her most recent books are The Politics of the Veil and The Fantasy of Feminist History. She is a former chair and current member of the Committee on Academic Freedom of the American Association of University Professors.

"Joan Scott is an internationally celebrated scholar of French and gender history, and former chair of the Committee on Academic Freedom and Tenure of the American Association of University Professors. Over the last decade she has lectured widely and written incisive essays on the politics and history of academic freedom in this country. The History Department is delighted to host her as its Lawrence Lecturer, and certain that her lecture will advance discussions of academic freedom on our campus in fascinating and constructive ways," says Lisa Wilson, professor of history. 

The talk is one in the series of Lawrence Memorial Lectures sponsored by the History Department. 

December 8, 2015