Three academics (two are professors, the third is described as a "UK academic") became concerned by the cult-like ideas taking over academia with regards to things like privilege, gender, and the like.

There's a Google Drive directory with the papers and some general information.

Frighteningly, one of them, Peter Boghossian (a philosophy professor at Portland State University) was the target of an anonymous hit piece in the school newspaper:

As a reminder, the Sokal Affair happened in the late 1990s, and involved a CS professor getting a paper published in a postmodern journal that argued that quantum gravity was a social construct.


I'm all for taking a dump on grievance studies but this kind of thing says much more about the state of academic publishing than it does any particular subject. If you look hard enough you can find gibberish papers in science and engineering journals, too.

posted by johnnyFive: 94 days ago