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Women and Gender Studies Program at Yale Increases Faculty by 50 Percent

Women and Gender Studies Program at Yale Increases Faculty by 50 Percent

“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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Comments

This is a clear example of how virtue signaling is VERY expensive.

Now, there will be even more Yalies graduating with useless degrees and $200K in debts.

Clearly, “legitimate” American academia is evolving to follow the business model pioneered by insittutions like DeVry Institute — the goal being to churn as many tuition-payers through the system as possible, without caring if they are skilled or employable when they emerge.

    The Gentle Grizzly in reply to henrybowman. | February 8, 2022 at 9:15 am

    It is my understanding that DeVry was quite stringent on the quality of work the students put out. It was not another U of Phoney-X, or another ITT.

    If it changed, I am saddened to hear of it. They WERE good.

I’ll take Unmarketable Majors for $1,000, Alex……