U. of Wisconsin unveils plan to improve lives of every resident of state … via ‘queer migration’

It’s really pretty magnanimous of the University of Wisconsin. With the high cost of tuition, not everyone can afford to attend college, even when it is a state school like UW where costs are kept comparatively low. It is truly an act of unparalleled generosity that has prompted the university to attempt to reach out to non-matriculating residents of the state and improve their lives.

The beneficent new program that espouses this goal is a little hard to grasp. Its point of departure is the elimination of international borders, which facilitates something called “queer migration.”

The prime mover of the initiative is Prof. Karma R. Chavez, described by EAG News as “an associate professor at UW-Madison’s Department of Communication Arts,” who “according to a UW employee salary database … made $87,224 during the 2014-2015 fiscal year.” She is now a tenured faculty member.

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Chavez teaches seven different courses, ranging from “Queer Theory” (CA 969) to “Queer Migrations” (CA 610) and “Rhetoric and Queer Theory” (also CA 610).

Chavez takes pride in her work co-founding of the Queer Migration Research Network, and the UW’s Comparative US Studies (CUSS) group. “I work with various grassroots social justice organizations and collectives,” claims [sicon her official UW biography.

According to the Queer Migration Research Network website:

Queer migration scholarship critically explores how sexual and gender normativities shape, regulate, and contest contemporary international migration processes that stem from histories of colonialism, global capitalism, genocide, slavery, and racialized patriarchy.

How any of this improves the lives of those outside the classroom is anything but clear, but it has a whole slew of buzzwords from contemporary liberal doctrine, so it’s easy to see why the university is willing to part with $87,000 to keep Prof. Chavez on its payroll.

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Howard Portnoy has written for The Blaze, HotAir, NewsBusters, Weasel Zippers, Conservative Firing Line, RedCounty, and New York’s Daily News. He has one published novel, Hot Rain, (G. P. Putnam’s Sons), and has been a guest on Radio Vice Online with Jim Vicevich, The Alana Burke Show, Smart Life with Dr. Gina, and The George Espenlaub Show.


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