The Chronicle of Higher Education
June 8th, 2015
For the past week and a half, Laura Kipnis has been the most talked-about person in academe. Her essay last month in The Chronicle Review, “My Title IX Inquisition,” sparked conversation nationwide about the use of Title IX in adjudicating cases of campus rape — or even commentary about Title IX.
Ms. Kipnis, a professor in the department of radio, television, and film at Northwestern University,
has no shortage of opinions on the issues of gender hierarchy and
sexual dynamics at colleges. So provocative was her first essay, “Sexual Paranoia Strikes Academe,”
that it prompted two Title IX complaints against her (the subject of
the second essay, if you haven’t been following along). She was eventually exonerated last month.