New Volume of the Journal of Academic Freedom


We are pleased to announce the publication of Volume 8 of the AAUP’s Journal of Academic Freedom. The journal features recent scholarship on academic freedom and its relation to shared governance, tenure, and collective bargaining. Highlights from the volume include an article by Andrew Ross on academic labor and human rights at overseas branch campuses of US universities and an essay by Joan W. Scott on the essential difference between free speech and academic freedom.

Follow the links to each article in the table of contents below or access the complete volume at

For Volume 9, which will be edited by new faculty editor Rachel Buff, the AAUP’s Journal of Academic Freedom seeks scholarly articles exploring current mobilizations of the term free speech and their connections to existing practices and concepts of constitutionally protected speech and academic freedom. See the call for papers.

—Jennifer H. Ruth, Faculty Editor

The Journal of Academic Freedom is supported by funding from the AAUP Foundation.

Table of Contents

Editor’s Introduction
By Jennifer H. Ruth

Oppenheimer’s House; or, the Contradictions of Academic Life from the Cold War to Neoliberalism
By Susan Hegeman

Repressive Tolerance Revamped? The Illiberal Embrace of Academic Freedom
By Andrew Ross

Collective Bargaining, Shared Governance, and Academic Freedom: Creating Policies for Full-Time, Non-Tenure-Track Faculty at the University of Delaware
By Gerald Turkel

An Evolution of Principled Futility: The AAUP and Original Sin
By Don Eron

Complying with Title IX while Protecting Shared Governance, Academic Freedom, and Due Process: A Model Sexual Misconduct Policy
By Saranna Thornton

Intellectual Freedom, Academic Freedom, and the Academic Librarian
By Jesse D. Mann

Academic Freedom as the Freedom to do Academic Work
By David Moshman

On Free Speech and Academic Freedom
By Joan W. Scott


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