George Ciccariello-Maher, the Drexel University professor who achieved notoriety over his support for Antifa and a series of tweets supporting “white genocide,” has found a new position at an NYU institute.
Less than two weeks since he resigned from his position at Drexel, where he taught political science, the professor announced on Facebook that he has started as a Visiting Scholar at NYU’s Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics.
Campus Reform describes the institute as a “social justice-oriented network of 60 universities and cultural centers.” It is purported to offer “an anti-colonial model for engagement between ‘north’ and ‘south’ by promoting multi-sited, multilingual collaborations acknowledging everyone as a potential producer of art and knowledge.”
Word salad aside, it means that the institute promotes social justice.
While at Drexel, Ciccariello-Maher courted controversy during Christmas 2016 when he wrote on Twitter, “All I Want For Christmas Is White Genocide.” He doubled down on his initial statement, referring to the Haitian revolution, which saw the deaths of hundreds of thousands of people, many of them black Haitians, and over 25,000 white colonists.
Following other controversies throughout 2017, the Philadelphia-based university first suspended him, and later accepted his suspension, stating that it recognized “the significant scholarly contributions that Professor Ciccariello-Maher has made to the field of political thought and his service to the Drexel University community as an outstanding classroom teacher.”
According to the New York University, Visiting Scholar is an unpaid position. The school states that Ciccariello-Maher was appointed by a faculty member and is unlikely to teach students.
“NYU has not hired Professor Ciccariello-Maher. Rather, during calendar year 2018, he will have an unpaid appointment as a visiting scholar affiliated with the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, a scholarly consortium of over 20 North and South American universities that is headquartered at NYU,” NYU spokesman John Beckman told Campus Reform. “Visiting scholar appointments are made by faculty involved with the Institute, and typically do not entail classroom or other academic duties.”
Source: Campus Reform.