Questions of Undue Influence Unseat 2 Professors

Graduate Program on Tyranny Becomes a Case Study in Academic Politics 1

Alison Yin for The Chronicle

Richard Shapiro and Angana Chatterji, husband and wife, were longtime anthropology professors at the California Institute of Integral Studies.

Graduate students enroll in the department of social and cultural anthropology at the California Institute of Integral Studies to examine and fight oppression in postcolonial nations, not to encounter it at home.

But over the past year they have been pulled into a fierce battle within the institute. Administrators, on one side, and a married faculty couple, on the other, have accused each other of silencing dissent, violating basic rules of fairness, and otherwise trampling the rights