Theme: Microaggressions: Conceptual, Research, and Practice/Intervention Implications; Freedom of Expression and Race: Considerations, Tensions, and Contradictions
Project Title: Campus Protest Policy Project
Grantee: Charles H.F. Davis III, Assistant Professor of Clinical Education
Grant Period: January-June 2018
Given the trend of policy efforts dedicated to addressing campus protestors, yet largely unconcerned by the very issues about which students are protesting, higher education researchers have an opportunity to provide the necessary historical, political, and social context of which the aforementioned policies are devoid. Although the field higher education has more recently concerned itself with acts of resistance on-campus (Broadhurst & Martin, 2014; Worthington & Rhoads, 2016), a specific focus on policy analysis and implications remains overwhelmingly absent. Therefore, the Campus Protest Policy Project (CPPP) primarily aims to critically assess, analyze, and counter-legislate policies aimed punishing students engaged in campus protest, particularly those engaged in direct resistance to the presence of hate speech on-campus.