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Passing on the Right: Conservative Professors in the Progressive University

Jon A. Shields and Joshua M. Dunn Sr.

Abstract

Few seem to think conservatives should become professors. While the left fears an invasion of their citadel by conservatives marching to orders from the Koch brothers, the right steers young conservatives away from a professorial vocation by lampooning its leftism. Shields and Dunn quiet these fears by shedding light on the hidden world of conservative professors through 153 interviews. Most conservative professors told them that the university is a far more tolerant place than its right-wing critics imagine. Many, in fact, first turned right in the university itself, while others say they fee ... More

Keywords: sociology of education, American conservatism, political sociology, social sciences, diversity, bias, stigma, affirmative action, social conservatives, libertarians

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780199863051
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199863051.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jon A. Shields, author
Associate Professor, Department of Government, Claremont McKenna College

Joshua M. Dunn Sr., author
Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Colorado-Colorado Springs

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