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Asma Barlas, professor in the Department of Politics, writes about her experience as the founding director of the Ithaca College Center for the Study of Culture, Race and Ethnicity.

Commentary: CSCRE promotes intersectional dialogue

By Asma Barlas October 23, 2019
Anti-racist work in the academy pivots between a politics of resistance and recognition.
Letter to the Editor: Politics professor responds to Ithacan editorial

Letter to the Editor: Politics professor responds to Ithacan editorial

By Asma Barlas April 21, 2019
I also hesitated to say anything because Muslims who support the right of Palestinian people to their homes and homeland are invariably dubbed anti-Semitic.
Asma Barlas, professor in the Department of Politics, writes about the contradiction American women face when having conversations about freedom and victimhood when it comes to sexual abuse.

Commentary: U.S. women’s freedom contradicts victimhood

By Asma Barlas March 20, 2019
Such views aren’t surprising given that the U.S. has legalized the principle of sexual equality and that women here enjoy many rights women elsewhere do not.
Letter to the Editor: Editorial poses false dichotomy

Letter to the Editor: Editorial poses false dichotomy

By Asma Barlas January 25, 2018
In the end, then, the question is whether Collado's presidency is going to open the door to sexual abuse, especially of vulnerable people, on this campus.

Letter to the Editor: New president right fit for IC

By Asma Barlas March 1, 2017
However, from what she’s said and how she’s chosen to say it, I got the sense that she has an intuitive understanding of the kind of president IC needs.
Politics professor Asma Barlas writes that a safe space for students of color which, as you have rightly noted, does nothing to address campus-wide racism.

Letter to the Editor: Administration’s diversity actions questionable

By Asma Barlas September 21, 2016
I feel that the manner in which Tom Rochon's administration is going about implementing its diversity initiatives is both gimmicky and opportunistic.

Letter to the Editor: Professor criticizes Board of Trustees

By Asma Barlas January 19, 2016
Instead of scolding the very people on whom Rochon and the Board will be relying to keep the college functioning, the Board might want to rethink its tone and scope of authority.

Letter to the Editor: Professor voices criticisms of Rochon

By Asma Barlas November 4, 2015
These are some reasons why I believe faculty must also vote "no confidence in Tom Rochon."

Commentary: US racial solidarity exists only within borders

By Asma Barlas November 21, 2013

In the 15-odd years I’ve been associated with the Center for the Study of Culture, Race and Ethnicity, I’ve spoken from the positionality of an African-, Latino/a, Asian-, Native American person even...

Sexual scandals of sports teams do not compare to college faculty

By Asma Barlas December 7, 2011
The idea that football is, or can be, a metaphor for life, which was presented in the commentary “Recent sports scandals should be a campus wake up call,” bespeaks a rather trivial and shallow view of life.

Secret committee meetings could undermine openness

By Asma Barlas November 2, 2011
The board of trustees recently approved a new faculty committee to “informally and confidentially” advise President Rochon on various issues.

Commentary: College should implement Asian-American minor

By Asma Barlas October 11, 2011
More than a decade ago, a committee of Ithaca College faculty and administrators recommended creating the Center for the Study of Culture, Race, and Ethnicity with the dual mission of developing a curriculum focused on African, Latino/a, Native American and Asian people, and promoting racial awareness and diversity on campus through extra-curricular programming.
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