Did You Know? Grievance Studies in the UNC System

…in the humanities. Academics Helen Pluckrose, James Lindsay, and Peter Boghossian have led the reaction against scholarship-as-activism with their famous “grievance studies” hoax. The three academics submitted ridiculous papers—such as…


The Diversity Distortion

…called “grievance studies,” academic programs addressing issues of race, gender, sexual orientation, and identity. But in the uproar over the hoax, a more fundamental question has been overlooked. Why are…


The 10 Most Important Higher Education Events of 2018

…may signal a change in online and nontraditional programs.   2. Three Scholars Hoaxed “Grievance Studies” Journals. Their Efforts Have Been Dubbed “Sokal Squared” In October, news broke that a…


Did the Hoaxers Do Anything Wrong?

…rights? Is an academic hoax actually “research?” Are there any other means available to prove the absurdity of what the hoaxers called grievance studies? The answer to the first question,…


Reforming Higher Ed in 2021

…were less rigorous, but which questioned the very idea of rigor as Euro-centric and hetero-patriarchal. These disciplines, in James Lindsay’s useful terminology, are collectively known as grievance studies. They have…


A War Against ‘Normal’

…academy in 2018 by hoaxing several “grievance studies” journals that publish shoddy activist scholarship. Their book, “Cynical Theories: How Activist Scholarship Made Everything about Race, Gender, and Identity—And Why This…



A Tale of Two Alumni Associations

…substantially restricts freedom of speech.” Other examples include the uptick of “grievance studies” (such as new programs that focus on race, gender, and inequality) and other social justice programs (such…



Why Is UNC Funding a ‘Hub for Social Justice?’

…ones too. Within these committees, student action supports more government control of society, opposition to the free market, and the cultural norms grown in academia’s grievance studies fields. For progressive…