Essays & Commentaries


Why Ibram Kendi's Antiracism is So Flawed

Heterodox Academy, February 23, 2021

Poverty of the Imagination: #DisruptTexts and the problem with teaching literature for social justice
(with Amna Khalid)

Arc Digital, January 12, 2021

Can I Get a Witness? Until recently, Black testimony about racism had to be validated by whites. That’s changing

Public Seminar, November 19, 2020

Is This Thing On? Classroom Recordings, "Reasonable Accommodations" and Academic Freedom
(with Amna Khalid)

Inside Higher Ed, October 14, 2020

Why diversity training on campus is likely to disappoint (with Amna Khalid)

The Conversation, August 5, 2020

Sure, Get Rid of College Admissions Tests but Not Because They're Biased

Inside Higher Ed, July 7, 2020

Higher Education in the Age of Coronavirus

Boston Review, April 30, 2020

Activists want a San Francisco high school mural removed. Should its impact today overshadow the artist’s intentions? (with Amna Khalid)

CNN, June 10, 2019

Not a False Alarm: Partisan Politics Prevents the Left from Seeing Threats to Campus Free Expression
(with Amna Khalid)

Inside Higher Ed, January 23, 2019

Not a Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy: Why Left-Leaning Faculty Should Care About Threats to Free Expression on Campus (with Amna Khalid)

FIRE 2018 Faculty Conference Papers

White nationalists have tried to weaponize free speech. Here's why it's still worth defending.

Washington Post, November 16, 2018

Bias Incidents on Campus

Academic Minute, November 6, 2018

The Staying Power of Black History Month

American Prospect, February 8, 2018

Fear of Contagion and the Rage to Censor

Salmagundi, Winter/Spring 2018

Free Speech? Now, That's Offensive!

Inside Higher Education, September 1, 2016

What is Education For? (Forum)

Boston Review, May/June 2016

The Rise of "Bias Response Teams" on Campus (with Amna Khalid)

New Republic, March 30, 2016

Social Justice is Not the Most Compelling Reason to Teach Race

Education Week, December 2, 2015

Teaching Kids "Grit" is All the Rage: Here's What's Wrong With It

New Republic, May 6, 2014

The King Memorial Fails to Capture the Spirit of the Man and the Movement

History News Network, October 20, 2011

The Paradox of Race: Lessons from the Smithsonian

Teachers College Record, October 7, 2011

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