Department of Sociology

Jammie Price - "The Poker Club: Gendered Power in Higher Education"

Thu, May 3, 2012 | JES 217A

3:30 PM

"The Poker Club: Gendered Power in Higher Education" - lecture by Professor Jammie Price

Time: Thursday, May 3, 3:30 pm

Location: Jester Room 217A

Appalachian State University administrators suspended sociology professor Jammie Price in mid-March after four students reported discomfort with a documentary on sexism in the pornography industry and a lecture on institutionalized racism in sports. Price will discuss why she believes the disciplinary action is retribution for her willingness to raise critical issues in class and a violation of her academic freedom.

A tenured full professor with more than 20 years of teaching experience, Price learned she would not receive a due-process hearing and she was instructed not to communicate with any students, staff, or faculty. The American Association of University Professors has issued a letter of sanction against the Appalachian State.

For details on the case, see these news articles in the Winston-Salem Journal, Inside Higher Ed, and The Chronicle of Higher Education.

The talk is sponsored by the Committee of Counsel on Academic Freedom and Responsibility.

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