Prompted by Kumar’s denial of tenure on March 30, “What is Intellectual History?” questioned Stanford’s commitment to global intellectual history.
I stumbled upon intellectual history because I felt impoverished and unattractive. Although my family belonged to the ranks of nouveau riche Gangnam elites in Korea, that sense of entitlement evaporated across the ocean and continent at Exeter and Penn. Fresh off the boat, I searched for friends, who turned out to be mostly Asian. I…
The decision to deny tenure to a history professor sparked a student protest on Thursday.
The latest proposal to overhaul Stanford’s introductory exposure to humanities is part of a long series of previous reform efforts.