Pastiche of the Last Supper. A man sits at the centre of a table surrounded by other people who are looking at him whole he speaks.

The Ramsay Insult

If one wishes to engage with Indigenous and other non-western knowledges in research, writing, and teaching, certainly in Australia, then one needs to divest…

“What kind of question is that?”: The University of Sydney, the Ramsay Centre proposal and the scorched earth of Indigenous teaching and research on campus

Almost entirely absent from the contemporary educational mindset was any sense that cultures might not all be equal and that truth might not be…

Introduction: The ‘Marketplace of ideas’ has only one idea

An introduction to this ACRAWSA Blog Symposium on the ‘Ramsay Centre for Western Civilization’ and the attack on Indigenous and critical race studies in…

What Max Weber Teaches Us About the Ramsay Centre’s Debate

We are not all Weberians. But Weber’s work alerts us to a deep-seated intellectual danger that we should at least consider seriously. Academic inquiry…

Decolonising the Academy When They Say Identity Politics and Political Correctness Have Gone Mad

"The idea that Aboriginal sovereignty is partial and particular rather than of national interest enables fields like Indigenous studies and critical race studies to…
Decolonize

What Counts as Expertise? The Marginalisation of Race and Gender Scholarship

The attacks on members of the teaching staff at the University of Sydney by the right-wing tabloid, The Daily Telegraph on 8 August 2018,…
where are you really from

Between Boredom and Terror

When I first heard about the Daily Telegraph’s attack on subjects offered by the University of Sydney and UTS, my first reaction was boredom.…
Atlantic Center for the Arts

The Invisible Burden of Asian Women’s Experiences of Racism

The recent attack by The Daily Telegraph on female academics at the University of Sydney highlights a misogynistic culture in which women’s academic work…
Keep calm and be a killjoy

The Ivory Tower of Male Chauvinism

In the wake of the Daily Telegraph’s attack against three members of its academic staff, the University of Sydney released a statement defending the…
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