“will lead to more graduate course offerings”
Clearly, Yale thinks we need more people with degrees in women and gender studies. Why? Are there lots of jobs for people with this kind of degree?
The College Fix reports:
Yale Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies program increases its faculty by 50 percent
Due to “administrative support” and “growing student demand,” Yale’s Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies program has added five core faculty in the last year, a 50 percent increase.
According to the Yale Daily News, the additions “add new breadth and complexity to the program” and will lead to more graduate course offerings.
Faculty of Arts and Sciences Dean Tamar Gendler called the new faculty “spectacular” and “extraordinary,” and said Yale now has the best WGSS program anywhere in the world.
One of the “spectacular” hires is Kalindi Vora, a PhD in “History of Consciousness” who comes from UC Davis where she was director of the school’s Feminist Research Institute. Vora’s research deals with “social justice concerns” related to technology, and as such she taught the course “Science and Technology Studies: Anti-racist and Feminist Approaches to Technocience” last fall.
Another is Fatima El-Tayeb, the former director of Critical Gender Studies at UC San Diego. El-Tayeb’s research deals with “queer of color critique,” “transnational feminisms” and decolonial theory.
The remaining hires include Scott Herring (author of “Another Country: Queer Anti-Urbanism”), Regina Kunzel (currently working on a book about “the encounter of queer and gender-variant people with psychiatry” in the 20th century) and Dara Strolovich (author of “When Bad Things Happen to Privileged People: Race, Gender, and What Makes a Crisis in America”).
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