Why Are (Your) Professors Liberal?

Dr. Neil Gross
Professor of Sociology, University of British Columbia
Thursday, January 16, at 11:30 a.m.
Mayser Gymnasium

Described as “one of the most interesting sociologists of his generation,” Neil Gross has authored a major new work about the politics of the American professoriate: Why Are Professors Liberal And Why Do Conservatives Care? (Harvard University Press, 2013).

Based on careful empirical research and cogently argued logic, Gross weighs several competing theories and offers his own compelling rationale for why liberals are more likely than conservatives to end up in academia.

In this Common Hour presentation, Professor Gross will offer his evidence and analysis while also engaging with F&M faculty and students in a dialogue on the interplay of ideology, politics, and polemics in the teaching and learning that takes place on a liberal arts campus such as ours. Professor Gross’ book will be for sale and will do a book signing immediately following his talk.

Co-sponsored by WGS; ECO; Public Affairs Lecture Fund, CLAS, Ware College House

This event is open to the public.

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