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iROC: Academic Freedom Post-9/11

Sep 05

12:45 PM1:45 PM
Kaplan Library Room 218

Post-9/11: Academic Freedom and the Humanities 

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Please be with us September 5th when Marie-Therese C. SuPortrait of: Marie Therese C. Sulitlit, Division of Arts & Letters, will present Post-9/11: Academic Freedom and the Humanities.

What does it mean when a student, a faculty member, or an administrator invokes their academic freedom? How has 9/11 impacted academic freedom? Why are the humanities important in our understanding of academic freedom in this 9/11 moment?
Dr. Sulit explores the parameters of academic freedom and the role of the humanities through the watershed moment of 9/11. By offering a brief overview of the academic freedom and the ways in which it has been shaped through 9/11, this talk reflects upon the role of humanities, particularly literary studies, in our understanding of American culture, history, and society.

Marie-Therese C. Sulit is Associate Professor of English and Director of the Honors Program at Mount Saint Mary College. Dr. Sulit was born to immigrant Filipino parents, and, accordingly, earned a doctoral degree with specialization in Asian American Studies and Literature from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. She has earned her Bachelor’s degree in English and General Literature and two Master’s degrees in English as well as English and Adolescence Education at Binghamton University. In her research she explores the historical and current directions of Filipino American Studies and has contributed a number of book chapters on contemporary women writers of the Philippine diaspora, a number of author entries on Asian American writers, and, most recently, a book chapter on 9/11 and Islamophobia. Other research interests include the intersection between academic freedom and the axes of cultural diversity, and this past year, her research has moved her from contemporary American and Filipinx history into archival research during the 16th-19th centuries in Sevilla, Spain. 

Post-9/11: Academic Freedom and the Humanities  will take place in Kaplan Library Room 218 of the Dominican Center. This event has been approved FYE credit as Academic Success. Light refreshments will be served. We hope to see you there!

For more information about this or any of the iROC presentations, or to volunteer as or recommend an iROC speaker, please contact the coordinators of the iROC program - Dr. Evan Merkhofer, Assistant Professor of Biology, 845-569-3368, or Jen Park, Assistant Librarian for Access and Outreach Services, 845-569-3546,

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