Joan Wallach Scott

Peter Coviello , Member in the School of Social Science, reviews Sex and Secularism by Professor Emerita Joan Wallach Scott and In the Name of Women's Rights by Visitor Sara Farris , writing, "part of what is remarkable about these...
Joan Wallach Scott, Professor Emerita in the School of Social Science, has been awarded an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science from the University of Edinburgh. The award, presented by the University's Principal and Vice Chancellor, Professor Peter Mathieson, is in recognition of Professor Scott’s...
On March 13, 2018, Joan Wallach Scott , Professor Emerita in the School of Social Science, was named a Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur of France, the country's highest decoration, in a ceremony held at the Cultural Services of the French Embassy. She was...
Joan Scott , Professor Emerita in the School of Social Science, will examine the understanding of research, the search for truth, and the importance of academic freedom to research across a variety of fields at 4:30 p.m. on February 21 at Princeton University in...
Free speech makes no distinctions as to quality; academic freedom does. Are all opinions equally valid in a university classroom? Are professors being "ideological" when they refuse to accept the Bible as scientific evidence? What, then, becomes of certified professorial expertise? Does the university have...
Joan Scott , Professor Emerita in the School of Social Science, and Peter Coviello , Member in the School, will discuss how secularism has been used to justify the subordination of women at 6:00 p.m. on December 7 at Labyrinth Books ...
“There is a longstanding commitment to the notion that the French do gender relations differently — especially from prudish Americans — and that has to do with the French understanding of seduction,” said Joan Scott , Professor Emerita in the School of Social Science...
On Friday , November 3 , the Institute for Advanced Study will host an event, “A Refuge for Scholars: Contemporary Challenges in Historical Perspective , which will take place at 5:30 p.m. in Wolfensohn Hall on the Institute campus. This...
Joan Wallach Scott , Professor Emerita in the School of Social Science, discusses the threats to academic freedom that exist in the current political atmosphere with Bill Moyers, former White House Press Secretary, saying: "The thing about education — and why I’m so passionate...
Joan Scott , Professor Emerita in the School of Social Science, will deliver the keynote address at the Central European University's conference on academic freedom. The day-long conference seeks to clarify our understanding of what academic freedom is, why it is under attack, from...
For Professor Joan Wallach Scott , Professor Emerita in the School of Social Science, the burkini embodies the achievement of a secular, integrated society. The women who wear burkinis, she said, cannot be called oppressed. They are not the women subservient to a conservative...
What is it about women’s attire that over and over in history has attracted controversy and impelled societies to legislate or regulate women’s choices?