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Steven Salaita and the Quagmire of Academic Freedom (NYT, 10.2.14)

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Steven Salaita and the Quagmire of Academic Freedom BY JAKE FLANAGIN New York Times OCTOBER 2, 2014 11:49 AM Op-Talk Armando L. Sanchez/Chicago Tribune, via Getty Images  Steven G. Salaita says the University of Illinois destroyed his career. The Palestinian-American professor was invited to teach in the university’s American Indian studies program earlier this year, but the […]

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DNC follies: a Latino, a Muslim & a transgendered Zionist enter a room…

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DNC follies: a Latino, a Muslim & a transgendered Zionist enter a room… Babs Casbar Siperstein’s expulsion from the Democratic National Committee is a tale told of an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying something, though what precisely requires considerable explanation. Babs Siperstein has been described as ‘the highest-ranking trans person in Democratic Party’ […]

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Europe 2017: Norway Iceland Spain

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Europe 2017: Norway Iceland Spain I spent five weeks in Europe in 2017, two in Norway, two in Spain and one in Iceland; it was the longest trip of my life, exceeding even the four weeks I spent in Korea in June and July 2015; these are some of my photos of the trip and […]

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Norrøn sjamanisme og seiðr: profeten taler

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Norrøn sjamanisme og seiðr: profeten taler Pauline Park Jeg vil gjerne snakke om Norge før kristendommen – vikingenes Norge. Jeg vil gjerne beskrive vikingenes verden – den hedenske åndeligheten som var kulturen i Norge før Olav Tryggvason ble konge fra 995-1000 og tvang nordmenn til å konvertere  til kristendommen. Før Olav ble konge var Norge et hedensk land og tok del […]

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GID & the pathologization of transgender identity

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GID & the pathologization of transgender identity Pauline Park, Ph.D. On a beautifully sunny day in April 2004, I joined half a dozen members of the Gay Asian & Pacific Islander Men of New York (GAPIMNY) at the Manhattan offices of “Details,” a men’s magazine that had published an offensive feature entitled “Gay or Asian?” […]

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Pauline Park & Schafkopf (Monika Läufle, Allgäuer Bauernblatt, Jan. 2017):

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  Do it g’scheid! Allgäuer Tracht, Schuhplattler und Schafkopfen – das findet sich in New York. Auf bayerischer Spurensuche in einer Welthauptstadt war unsere »Allgäuer Bauernblatt«-Redakteurin Monika Läufle. Wirklich? Der Kopf eines Schafes? Pauline Park sitzt im Bryant Park in Manhattan und ver- sucht, ihren Freunden Brad, Susan und Iris das Schafkop- fen beizubringen. Vor […]

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“Advocate calls for ‘transgendering’ higher ed” (Salt Lake Tribune, 10.19.11)

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Advocate calls for ‘transgendering’ higher ed By Rosemary Winters The Salt Lake Tribune Published October 19, 2011 11:22 pm Offering gender-neutral housing and more single-stall bathrooms are two things the University of Utah and other institutions could do to make their campuses more welcoming to transgender students and employees, a national advocate for transgender rights […]