Joan Wallach Scott

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?
Joan Wallach Scott, Professor Emerita in the School of Social Science, received an honorary doctorate from Concordia University in recognition of her scholarly contributions to the understanding of gender history.
In Downwardly Global (Duke University Press 2017), Lalaie Ameeriar , Member in the School of Social Science, examines the transnational labor migration of Pakistani women to Toronto, which has produced a form of multiculturalism that privileges whiteness while using race, gender, and cultural difference...