The Gender International fully supports the open letter and demands that Dr Kerr’s contract be made permanent.
It is time we stopped accepting lip service about equality, diversity and inclusivity from universities.
A university has sparked a global row after axing the only female professor on a gender studies course.
Students and academics worldwide have expressed outrage after the University of St Andrews “refused to renew the contract of the only female professor at its Institute for Gender Studies”.
The decision by the University of St. Andrews not to renew the contract of a female philosopher points to broader underrepresentation of women in academia, critics say.
La decisione della prestigiosa università di St Andrews di sostituire la filosofa americana Alison Kerr alla testa del piccolo dipartimento sugli “Studi di genere” scatena proteste.
More than 1,500 people have signed a petition calling on St Andrews University to reverse its decision not to renew Dr Alison Kerr’s contract.
Hundreds of students and academics from around the world have expressed outrage after St Andrews University refused to renew the contract of the only female professor at its Institute for Gender Studies.
Scotland has become the latest global battlefield over the future of the discipline as the country’s oldest university lets go a leading academic.
A particularly egregious exploitation of a faculty member is leading to her “redundancy”
An effort is underway to protest the decision of the University of St. Andrews to fail to make permanent the contract of a philosopher on a fixed term appointment who has done an extraordinary amount of work for the university over the past three years.