The Department of Women's and Gender Studies invites you to attend the Spring 2018 Lecture Series
Prof. Jasbir Puar
“The Right To Maim"
Thursday, April 26, 2018
RDJC, Conference Room 103
Event begins at 4:00pm
Rutgers University Policy on Academic Freedom Rutgers President on Free Speech and Academic Freedom
WGS Statement on Academia and Free Speech Rights:
It is inherent to the discipline of Women's Studies to deal with complex subjects through theoretical lenses, which question conventional knowledge production. This department, one of the most distinguished departments of WGS in the country, has a highly visible faculty of national and international reputation invited to speak in various fora on sometimes highly controversial subjects. Such faculty members, as scholars, have not only a right, but also an obligation to produce and disseminate knowledge within and beyond the academy. Moreover, as private citizens, our faculty continue to enjoy the same freedoms of speech and expression as any private citizen and in accordance with university policy the department supports their protection from institutional discipline in the exercise of these academic and free speech rights.