13 tenured professors withdraw from Yale’s Ethnicity, Race, & Migration program

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13 senior faculty members of the Yale University Ethnicity, Race, and Migration program have withdrawn from the university on Friday. The members claim they are upset with the lack of support Yale has provided to the ER&M program.

In the statement, Professor Alicia Schmidt Camacho, Chair of ER&M said, For two decades we have been assigned to an irregular and precarious status within the University’s administrative structure, and in recent years we have seen Yale leaders turn away from the promises they have made to our program and the students we serve. 

The faculty who submitted individual letters on Friday are tenured members of the Executive
Committee of the Ethnicity, Race, and Migration Program at Yale:
• Alicia Schmidt Camacho (ER&M Chair), Professor of American Studies
• Ned Blackhawk, Professor of History and American Studies
• Michael Denning, William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of American Studies and English
Inderpal Grewal, Professor of Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies and American
Zareena Grewal, Associate Professor of American Studies and Religious Studies
• Daniel Martinez HoSang, Associate Professor of American Studies
• Matthew Frye Jacobson, William Robertson Coe Professor of American Studies,
History and African American Studies
• Grace Kao, IBM Professor of Sociology; Chair, Department of Sociology; Faculty
Director; Education Studies
• Lisa Lowe, Samuel Knight Professor of American Studies
• Mary Lui, Professor of History and American Studies
• Gary Okihiro, Visiting professor of American studies at Yale University, and professor
Emeritus of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University
• Stephen Pitti, Professor of History and American Studies
• Ana Ramos-Zayas, Professor of American Studies, Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality

News 8 reached out to Yale University for comment, but have not responded at this time.

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