Solidarity with French Academics - Info collection about the political debate
French social sciences and the humanities are attacked by members of the government, including the Minister of Education, the Minister of Higher Education and members of the National Assembly. Specifically scholars working in the field of gender studies, critical race theory and postcolonial studies are concerned. These attacks have been criticized by many official instances (CNU, CNRS, CPU, CNFG), trade unions and collective initiatives. In the last weeks especially researchers affiliated to several French universities (Angers, Grenoble, Tours, Paris) suffered attacks. Anne-Laure Amilhat Szary, a political geographer and border scholar and director of the PACTE laboratory at the University Grenoble Alpes received hate messages and death threats following a mediatized conflict. These extremely serious attacks touch independence, transparency and quality of higher education and research. The entire scientific community is targeted and the debate lead to question the place of the university in our society.
More information and a petition to sign below:
International Statement of Solidarity with Decolonial Academics and Activists in France