Julie Shayne Blogs About the Limits of the Tenure Track

IAS faculty member Julie Shayne writes on “Losing the Tenure Track, Finding Activist Scholarship” in the Gender & Society blog. In her post, Shayne talks about the political freedom she found once she left the tenure track. Prior to joining the IAS faculty, Shayne was a tenure-track professor in a quantitative sociology department. She left that position to move to the Seattle area and found that being in IAS, off the tenure-track, allowed her the intellectual and political space to pursue the path of activist scholarship as manifest in her newest book, Taking Risks: Feminist Activism and Research in the Americas (SUNY 2014; 2015).